Pekka Rinne Blackhawks highlights

SmashvilleThe Nashville Predators could be one of the hottest teams in the NHL after they became the first 8-seed to sweep a 1-seed in modern pro sports playoffs.

Pekka Rinne may be the hottest goalie on the planet after he only gave up three goals in four games to the three-time Stanley Cup champ, Chicago Blackhawks.

The stats are impeccable… or impekkable. So, lets take a look at the BEST plays by Pekka Rinne in this historical sweep of the Blackhawks.

Pekka Rinne Top Plays vs Blackhawks

Game 1 – 1-0 Preds – Rinne: 29 saves

Of course, the Preds had fantastic defense in front of Rinne the whole series. Including 26 blocked shots in Game 1.

Game 2 – 5-0 Preds – Rinne: 30 saves, 2 assists

Harry Z and Ryan Johansen both benefitted from Rinne’s passing ability to get the puck up the ice, catching Chicago off guard.

Game 3 – The Dive

In the first period of a 0-0 game, Pekka Rinne made one of the most athletic plays a goalie could make. The Preds were on a power play, and the Hawks had the opportunity to clear. But, the puck made the weirdest bounce it could possibly make and Rinne was caught behind his net not anticipating what happened. Rinne kept the game scoreless, and ignited the Smashville crowd.

Game 4 – The Sweep is complete

The Preds got a 1-0 lead in the second period and the Rinne stood solid against a desperate team facing elimination.

And the Sweep was complete.