Predators goalie Pekka Rinne made spectacular saves late in the 2-0 win over the Coyotes in Game 3 of their playoff series on Wednesday.
The Finland native played well all game for Nashville, but late in the third period he took his play up an extra notch, getting a full-body workout as he squashed a 5-on-3 Coyotes onslaught with about five minutes to play.
Rinne tried to shrug off his strong play but admitted he got a confidence boost from the shutout, which cut Phoenix's series lead to 2-1.
It was his play late, though, which turned heads and roused the home crowd. He finished with 32 saves in all.
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