Pekka Rinne, Hockey Star

The Detroit Red Wings trail 2-1 in the third period of Game 3. They're in the middle of a strong charge at the Nashville Predators net, and they seem ready to tie the score at any second.

... if Pekka Rinne lets them, that is.

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He's arguably the best goaltender in the NHL for a reason, and he seems to play better the more he's challenged.

(Okay, it's possible this puck hit Kevin Klein's stick, and that it's a bit of an optical illusion. The GIF tells whatever story you'd like it to tell, so it's up to you. Either way, Rinne is really good.)

Stick with SBNation.com for Predators vs. Red Wings series coverage. For more on the Predators, visit On the Forecheck. For updates on the Red Wings, check out Winging It in Motown and SB Nation Detroit.

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