Preds Head To Playoffs

Pekka Rinne

So much for relaxing night on the bench for Pekka Rinne.

The Nashville Predators goaltender was summoned into unexpected duty early in the third period when his backup Anders Lindback was hurt on a collision.

Rinne quickly settled into a groove and picked up right where Lindback left off.

The goaltending duo combined to stop 44 shots and lift the playoff-bound Predators to a 6-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.

The Nashville Predators will host the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference Quarterfinals at 7pm on Wednesday. Hear the action live on Thunder Radio.