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Pekka Rinne to start his second consecutive game tomorrow night vs. Colorado

Nashville’s Pekka Rinne will start tomorrow night in goal when the Predators take on the Colorado Avalanche. Rinne currently has a 2.78 goals-against average and .898 save percentage and was the NHL’s First Star for Monday night’s action.

December 3, 2008, 2:15pm

Rinne to start for Predators against Avalanche

By John Glennon
THE TENNESSEAN

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne will make his third start in four games when Nashville plays host to Colorado on Thursday.

Dan Ellis had been scheduled to start, but the Predators have an informal rule about sticking with a goaltender who has produced a shutout. Rinne earned his first NHL shutout on Monday, stopping 30 shots in a 2-0 win over Buffalo.