Rinne wins silver, MVP honors in World Championships

Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)
Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne led Finland to a silver medal in the IIHF World Championships on Sunday.

Rinne stopped 34 shots from Russia but allowed five goals in Finland’s 5-2 loss.

Despite the loss, Rinne was named tournament MVP. Rinne finished the tournament with three shut-outs and a 92.83% save percentage. He led all tournament goaltenders with 220 saves.

Rinne was name also named to the tournament All-Star Team along with Nashville teammate Seth Jones. Jones, a member of Team USA, was named the tournament’s Best Defenseman.

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