Pekka Rinne goes for his 8th win of the season tonight

Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne will be in net tonight when the Predators take on the Colorado Avalanche and try to stop a four-game losing streak. If the season ended today, Nashville wouldn’t make the playoffs and they will turn to Rinne tonight to stop the bleeding.

January 6, 2009, 3:29pm

Rinne to start against Colorado

By Jessica Bliss

Pekka Rinne will be in goal against the Avalanche, making his fourth appearance in the last five games.

Predators Coach Barry Trotz said the choice to start Rinne over Dan Ellis was a “personal decision.” Ellis had been dealing with a head cold that kept him out of the lineup recently, but he was recovered enough to start the team’s most recent game against Calgary on Jan. 3.