Nahsville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne made one of the best saves of the NHL playoffs on Monday to prevent a wild goal against the Chicago Blackhawks.
During the first period, the Predators had the puck in the Blackhawks’ zone on a power play. Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Odyua cleared the puck, smacking it down the ice and against the boards.
However, as the puck hit the boards, it took a wild bounce and was redirected right toward the Predators’ net. Rinne was outside of the net, anticipating collecting the puck from behind the net, and had to dive back, reaching his stick in front of the net to prevent the goal.
The replay and slo-mo from the announcers shows just how close the Predators came to giving up a wacky goal.
The Predators eventually won the game 3-2 to move to 3-0 in the series. Rinne’s save helped the Predators take a commanding lead.