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Pekka Rinne lost a puck in his pads for a very long time during the Predators Game 4 against the Blackhawks.

By Gabriel Baumgaertner
April 22, 2015

After stopping a variety of Blackhawks' scoring chances throughout the first overtime of Game 4, Predators' goalie Pekka Rinne looked mostly like a brick wall. After leaving his crease to make a play on the puck, he looked more like a sorcerer.

With 5:38 remaining in the opening overtime, Rinne tried to clear a puck out of the zone before it mysteriously disappeared. It took several minutes to figure out just where it was, and Rinne received some airport security treatment in the process.

After an extended search that included fan suggestions, Rinne digging into his own pants and one referee pulling up his jersey, the puck was discovered in one of his pads. 

Rinne would subsequently continue his dominant performance throughout the first overtime, but his muted striptease did pale in comparison to a more famous (if fictional) performance on ice.

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