Pekka Rinne named ‘NHL 1st Star’ for November

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It’s a first for the Predators franchise, Goalie Pekka Rinne has been named the NHL’s Player of the Month for November.

It’s no surprise after Rinne tied a league best with a record of 9-1-2 in November and his .949 save percentage is the best in his career over a calendar month.

He has been the anchor for a Preds team that won just two games in October and is now back in playoff contention earning points in 11 games out of a possible 14 in November.

“It’s been a good month for myself and the team as well. It’s nice to get recognized. It does feel good, but it is also credit for my teammates. The month of October wasn’t great for us, but last month was great for us and me personally, too. It’s a team effort big time, but when you do get recognized, it does feel good,” Rinne said.

The Nashville Predatros are back on the ice Saturday for an afternoon tilt against the New Jersey Devils.

The puck drops at the Bridgestone Arena at 1 p.m.