Goalie Rinne was removed halfway through the 1st period of Game 7.
Things are not going well for the Predators during Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, as goalie Pekka Rinne has been removed.
Rinne was taken out in the 1st period on Thursday night after giving up two soft goals to the Jets. He was removed just over 10 minutes into the game.
If Rinne does not return to the game, it would be the least amount of time (10:31) any starting goalie has played in a Game 7 in NHL postseason history.
Juuse Saros replaced Rinne, who was seen sitting alone in the tunnel after being removed. This is the third time Rinne has been pulled out of a game in this series.
Coming into Thursday's game, Nashville had outscored Winnipeg 117-114 with the series tied 3-3.
Peter Laviolette had no choice but to yank Rinne. I'm shocked at how many people "can't believe it"— Jared Stillman (@JaredStillman) May 11, 2018
Adios Pekka Rinne. Gone to the locker room after two softies, at least for now, to look for his guts.— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 11, 2018