Pekka Rinne RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pekka Rinne ready for Predators' Game 6 'opportunity' "Why now? That was among the thoughts goaltender Pekka Rinne had as he sat on the Nashville Predators bench on Thursday, pulled after allowing three goals on nine shots to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. That is the kind of thought he has been..." June 11

  • Pekka Rinne expected to start for Predators in Game 3 in Cup Final "All signs point to Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne starting Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). With the Predators trailing 2-0 in the best-of-7 series, coach Peter Laviolette would..." June 03

  • Laviolette won’t say it, but let’s face it, Rinne’s starting Game 3

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s end the charade here. Pekka Rinne is going to start Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. It won’t be Juuse Saros. And if PHT is wrong about that, we’ll eat a catfish eye*. Friday morning, Predators head coach Peter Laviolette once again refused to say whether Rinne would start Saturday. The..." June 02

  • Only Pekka Rinne Can Save Nashville Predators From Early Stanley Cup Final Exit

    The Sports Daily "The Nashville Predators system is working. They have dominated five-on-five play and puck possession in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final. Surely a formula for winning, yet they are 0-2 and now face the enormous task of winning four of the next five games against the defending champion..." June 02

  • Laviolette doesn't divulge starting goalie for Game 3

    TSN "Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette wouldn't divulge to reporters which of his goalies would start Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Predators PR added to the media that the goalies don't know who will start either. Pekka Rinne is coming off two tough starts in the Cup Final, both..." June 01

  • Predators want to win Stanley Cup for Pekka Rinne

    Tennessean "Do you know anybody who’s ever said a bad word about Pekka?” There’s no need to answer that. The question, posed by Predators general manager David Poile, is purely rhetorical. Pekka, of course, is Predators veteran goaltender Pekka Rinne, who has attained one-name status in this town. The..." May 28