Rinne, the Nashville Predators' franchise goaltender, is playing for Dinamo Minsk of the KHL during the NHL lockout. In a game on Monday against Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Rinne went to the corner to his right to play the puck as Enver Lisin — former New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes forward — barreled in on the forecheck.
Rinne fumbled the puck; Lisin applied pressure and stole it; and Minsk defenseman Corey Murphy (formerly of the New Jersey Devils) was unable to stop the slam-dunk tuck into the net for a 2-0 lead.
Metallurg won the game, 7-2. Rinne was pulled for Ari Ahonen in the second period when the score was 4-1.
Boy, first he loses the EA Sports cover vote to Giroux, and now this …
Here's additional footage of the gaffe. Rinne is 5-6-0 with a goals against average of 2.78 and a .906 save percentage. Or as they call it in the KHL, "Vezina Favorite."
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