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Pekka Rinne Has Been Sensational

NHL March 14, 2010

Nashville’s man behind the plastic mask got paid in late February, signing a two-year $2.8 million extension with the team, and he’s performed like his worth every penny since.

In four games after the ink dried on the contract, Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is 3-1-0 with a 2.01 goals-against average. He is coming off a 31-save, shutout performance on Friday over the Ducks.

“He’s been a great goalie ever since he’s been here,” said Shea Weber. “Obviously, the organization wants him for the long run. They showed that by signing him, and he’s been rewarding them with his good play.”