Playoff Performer of the Night | Pekka Rinne

Blocker, glove, knob – you name it, Pekka Rinne used it to help the Nashville Predators even their Western Conference second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets in a 2-1 victory Thursday night.

Blocker, glove, knob – you name it, Pekka Rinne used it to help the Nashville Predators even their Western Conference second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets in a 2-1 victory Thursday night.

You don't see a save like that too often, and Rinne wasn't mincing words when it came to how he made the impressive save.

"It was so lucky," Rinne confessed postgame. "I'll take that any day. It was so lucky. I wish I could say I did that on purpose."

Rinne stopped 32 shots as he earned the game's first star, while teammate P.K. Subban put away Nashville's game-winning goal in the second period. The Vezina Trophy finalist's bid for the shutout ended at 19:09 of the third period when Jets' sniper Patrik Laine scored a power-play goal for his first tally since April 13.

The series now shifts back to Music City, with puck drop on Game 5 Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. ET at Bridgestone Arena.


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