Skip to content

Pekka Rinne notches first KHL shutout

Nov 4, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

Comments Off
pekkarinnegetty Getty Images

Pekka Rinne got off to a bumpy start with Dinamo Minsk,* but Nashville Predators fans should be happy to hear that he notched his first KHL shutout on Sunday.

Rinne stopped all 27 of Dinamo Riga’s shots in that 2-0 win, earning himself a belated birthday present after turning 30 on Saturday.

If recent meetings actually result in CBA progress, the Predators must hope that Rinne is indeed rounding back into elite form because he’ll face plenty of pressure whenever NHL action resumes.

Rinne faces added attention thanks to a $7 million annual cap hit that tops all goalies – and must justify that big money without Ryan Suter patrolling Nashville’s blueline.

That shutout improves Rinne’s KHL record to 7-6 and save percentage to .912 according to the league’s Web site, so it seems like he’s moving in the right direction.

* – Captured most simply in this blooper video via Puck Daddy.

Latest Posts
  1. Report: BC standout Matheson to sign with Panthers, forgo senior year

    Mar 31, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT

    Frozen Fenway 2014: Notre Dame v Boston College Getty Images

    He was Florida’s first-round pick (23rd overall) at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

  2. Report: Warrant issued for Deveaux’s arrest following Swedish league attack

    Mar 31, 2015, 12:06 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Buffalo Sabres Getty Images

    This after his team, Rogle, terminated his contract on Monday.

  3. Mrazek gets chance to bounce back, will start tonight versus Sens

    Mar 31, 2015, 12:01 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v New York Islanders Getty Images

    Gave up four goals on 11 shots Sunday versus the Islanders.

  4. Isles sign Quebec league tough guy Johnston

    Mar 31, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT

    Johnston

    6-foot-5, 225-pounder led Charlottetown in penalty minutes this year, with 124.

  5. Bruins sign Miami (Ohio) playmaker Czarnik

    Mar 31, 2015, 10:38 AM EDT

    Miami v Providence Getty Images

    He finished tied for third in the country in assists last season.

  6. Kings’ Sekera hurt during loss to Chicago

    Mar 31, 2015, 9:55 AM EDT

    Andrej Sekera Getty Images

    Los Angeles traded a first-round pick in February to get him.

  7. PHT Morning Skate: Nemeth gets puck lodged in visor

    Mar 31, 2015, 8:01 AM EDT

    Patrik Nemeth

    Tuesday’s collection of links.

  8. Sabres ‘win’ latest tank war against Coyotes

    Mar 31, 2015, 12:48 AM EDT

    Arizona Coyotes v Buffalo Sabres Getty Images

    Feel free to change that to “lose.”

  9. Tarasenko left limping after Blues loss

    Mar 31, 2015, 12:22 AM EDT

    St Louis Blues v Philadelphia Flyers Getty Images

    The overall damage is currently unclear.

  10. How bad are things for the Kings after Monday?

    Mar 30, 2015, 11:44 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Calgary Flames Getty Images

    And how good is life for the Calgary Flames?

  11. A taste of revenge? Blackhawks deal blow to Kings’ playoff hopes

    Mar 30, 2015, 11:13 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Chicago Blackhawks Getty Images

    Chicago ran Los Angeles out of the rink on Monday.

Featured video

Hammond leads Ottawa's turnaround
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. D. Dubnyk (1979)
  2. A. Steen (1831)
  3. H. Lundqvist (1824)
  4. E. Malkin (1737)
  5. K. Letang (1687)