During certain stretches of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs – especially in trying to slow the Winnipeg Jets – Pekka Rinne‘s had some trouble.
He’s not alone, either, as some tough postseason matchups haven’t been kind to several goalies’ numbers, especially in this Jets – Nashville Predators showdown.
Sometimes a goalie needs to be like an NFL cornerback in forgetting a goal like they would put getting burned for a touchdown out of their minds. Rinne’s made some big saves at times during this series, but he seemed to conjure special magic during the first period of Game 4.
Check out his remarkable, Hasek-like desperation stick save in the video above this post’s headline. If you prefer, you can also check it in GIF form here:
The Predators once again begin a road game against the Jets with a lead through the first 20 minutes. In Game 3, they were up 3-0. This time around, they’re merely up 1-0 in Game 4, but they might prefer the more contained pace. Or at least they might spin it that way with the luxury of hindsight.
Check out the rest of Game 4 on NBCSN and stream it live here.