Nashville Predators: Rinne and Saros Shine in Western Canada

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 26: Juuse Saros
RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 26: Juuse Saros /
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(Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
(Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) /

A Healthy Trend

After that three game span, the Predators are very confident with what they have in net. Despite giving up the 8th most shots per game in the NHL, Rinne and Saros are picking up the slack. Rinne has been rock solid almost the entire year. Saros was a different story early on, as he struggled mightily for his first few starts. However, in his last four starts, Saros has looked like an NHL goalie. The mistakes that he made in his first three starts were corrected, and he gave the Predators a great chance to win.

In his last four starts, Saros has a .949 save percentage, and is only allowing 2.0 goals per game. With an offense that is as explosive and deep as the Predators, those numbers will win almost every night.

Rinne has been the backbone of the Nashville Predators all season. Furthermore, he has been at his best since the start of November. He is 13-3-1, and has posted a .923 save percentage and 2.47 GAA, since November 1st. Rinne has already recorded 3 shutouts this year, matching his total in 61 starts last season.

He has been making youthful saves night in, and night out, at 35 years old. Rinne has been unbeatable in Nashville, and very solid on the road too. He proved it once again with two outstanding starts, far away from his net in Bridgestone Arena.

During this road trip, Rinne and Saros were excellent. They let in one total goal, and were able to frustrate some of the best scorers in the league. That is a good sight to see if you’re a Predators fan.