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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
36-17-9 81
37-16-5 79
37-19-5 79
34-25-2 70
30-26-3 63
28-26-6 62
24-31-5 53
15-40-5 35

2023 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 8 4 0 3.23 .892 0

Top Kevin Lankinen News

  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Holds on for win

    Lankinen stopped 29 of 31 shots in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.

    The Ducks put in a good effort, but Lankinen was up to the challenge to earn his second win in as many starts. The 28-year-old allowed fewer than three goals for the first time in six appearances. He's now at 8-4-0 with a 3.23 GAA and an .892 save percentage over 17 appearances this season. Juuse Saros remains the Predators' starting goalie, while Lankinen's performance hasn't been strong enough to warrant anything more than a backup role.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Guarding cage Sunday

    Lankinen will get the starting nod for Sunday's game in Anaheim.

    Lankinen's last appearance was a 23-save victory over Vegas on Feb. 20. That marked his first win since Jan. 12. Lankinen has appeared in just six games since the start of January, going 3-1-0 despite registering an .866 save percentage during that span. The 28-year-old is 7-4-0 with a lackluster 3.33 GAA and .888 save percentage this season.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Solid in win

    Lankinen allowed three goals on 26 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights.

    Lankinen faded a little bit in the third period, but he was able to protect the Predators' lead to the end. This was his first win since Jan. 12, though it was also just his third appearance in that span. The 28-year-old is now 7-4-0 with a 3.32 GAA and an .888 save percentage over 16 appearances this season. He's mainly backed up Juuse Saros, who will likely start in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Making spot start

    Lankinen will protect the road goal versus the Golden Knights on Tuesday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

    This is Lankinen's first start since Jan. 27, though he made a relief appearance versus the Stars last Thursday. The 28-year-old has struggled in limited action this season, going 6-4-0 with a 3.35 GAA and an .889 save percentage over 15 appearances. The Golden Knights have scored a modest 16 goals over their last six games and are on the second half of a back-to-back.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Thrust into duty

    Lankinen allowed five goals on 23 shots in Thursday's 9-2 loss to Dallas.

    With the Stars up 4-0 by the end of the first period, Lankinen was sent in to defend the net in replacement of starter Juuse Saros. It did not get much better for Lankinen as he allowed five goals, including two on the power play, to finish with a .783 save percentage. It did not look competitive for the Predators as they allowed three consecutive goals in under a nine minute span to finish the game. Lankinen has not started a game since Jan. 27 when he gave up four goals in a loss to the Oilers and he has not won a game since Jan. 12.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Sunk by Oilers

    Lankinen stopped 17 of 20 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Edmonton.

    The Predators didn't even get onto the board until the third period, giving Lankinen little help in general, and two of the three pucks that beat him came on Oiler power plays. It was the 28-year-old netminder's first loss since Dec. 9, but it was only his fourth start since then. On the season Lankinen sports a 6-4-0 record with a 3.11 GAA and .895 save percentage as Juuse Saros' backup.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Guarding crease Saturday

    Lankinen will guard the road net Saturday against Edmonton, per Zach Gilchriest of the Predators' official site.

    Lankinen has stopped 45 of 51 shots in two wins over Dallas in his past two outings. Across 13 appearances this season, he has provided a 6-3-0 record with a 3.12 GAA and an .898 save percentage. The red-hot Oilers rank fourth in the league with 3.50 goals per contest this campaign.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Defeats Stars again

    Lankinen stopped 19 of 22 shots in Friday's 6-3 win over the Stars.

    Lankinen has won his last two outings, both against the Stars, though he allowed three goals in each of those contests. The 28-year-old improved to 6-3-0 with a 3.12 GAA and an .898 save percentage through 13 appearances this season. Juuse Saros has struggled lately, but he remains the No. 1 in Nashville, leaving Lankinen to handle spot starts and backup duties.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Tending twine Friday

    Lankinen will patrol the blue paint in Dallas on Friday.

    Lankinen faced the Stars on Jan. 6, allowing three goals on 29 shots in a victory. The 28-year-old has appeared in three of the Predators' last 10 games but two of those were in relief. He's gone 5-3-0 with a 3.14 GAA and a .901 save percentage through 12 appearances this season.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Picks up win in 100th game

    Lankinen stopped 26 of 29 shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Stars.

    Lankinen started for the first time since Dec. 15, though he also made a pair of relief appearances in that span. This was his 100th game, and while he couldn't protect a two-goal lead in the second period, he was able to make the Predators' advantage stand in the third. The 28-year-old is up to 5-3-0 with a 3.14 GAA and a .901 save percentage through 12 appearances this season. While Juuse Saros has struggled lately, he's still likely to see most of the starts while Lankinen occupies the backup role.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Gets starting nod

    Lankinen will protect the road goal versus the Stars on Saturday, Zach Gilchriest of the Predators' official site reports.

    Lankinen will make his 100th career appearance at the NHL level, though he'll face a tough opponent. He stopped 13 of 14 shots in relief of Juuse Saros on Thursday versus the Flames. Lankinen has a .901 save percentage over 11 appearances this season. The Stars have scored 24 goals over their last six games, going 3-2-1 in that span.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Decent in relief appearance

    Lankinen saved 13 of 14 shots in a relief appearance during Thursday's 6-3 loss to Calgary.

    With Nashville already down 5-2, Lankinen replaced Juuse Saros for the third period. Lankinen did alright and wasn't charged with the loss. He has a 4-3-0 record, 3.15 GAA and .901 save percentage in 11 outings this year. Saros has a 4.45 GAA and an .830 save percentage over his last four appearances, so perhaps Nashville will decide to give him some time off by starting Lankinen in Saturday's road contest against Dallas.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Returns to practice

    Lankinen (illness) participated fully in Monday's practice, Nick Kieser of Nashville Hockey Now reports.

    Lankinen, who has missed the past three games, should be available for Tuesday's home contest against Chicago. Further to that point, the Predators already returned Yaroslav Askarov to AHL Milwaukee on Sunday. The 28-year-old Lankinen has posted a 4-3-0 record this season with a 3.16 GAA and a .900 save percentage through 10 games played.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Sitting Saturday

    Lankinen (illness) won't be in the lineup Saturday against the Capitals, per the NHL media site.

    Lankinen will miss his third straight game. Yaroslav Askarov will be backed up by Juuse Saros in Saturday's contest. Lankinen's next chance to return will be Tuesday against Chicago. He has posted a 4-3-0 record this season with a 3.16 GAA and a .900 save percentage across 10 appearances.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Unavailable Friday

    Lankinen (illness) will not dress Friday against Detroit, per the NHL's media site.

    Lankinen will miss his second straight game while battling an illness. Juuse Saros will start against the Red Wings on Friday while Yaroslav Askarov dresses as the backup.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Dealing with illness

    Lankinen won't play versus Carolina on Wednesday due to an illness.

    Lankinen has made just 10 appearances this season in which he is 4-3-0 with a 3.16 GAA and .900 save percentage. The 28-year-old Finn was unlikely to get the starting nod versus Carolina anyway, so his absence is unlikely to impact fantasy players. With Lankinen on the shelf, Yaroslav Askarov was recalled from AHL Milwaukee on Wednesday.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Perfect in relief

    Lankinen stopped all 11 shots coming in relief in the Predators' 5-2 loss to the Canucks on Tuesday.

    After Juuse Saros got pulled early in the third period, Lankinen entered in relief and stopped all 11 shots he faced. This appearance was just Lankinen's fourth appearance in the month of December as he has served as the backup to Saros on most nights. On the season, Lankinen has a 4-3-0 record with a 3.16 GAA and a .900 save percentage.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Hangs on for OT win

    Lankinen made 26 saves in Friday's 6-5 overtime win over the Hurricanes.

    Nashville was staring at a 5-3 deficit midway through the second period, but Lankinen shut the door the rest of the way and gave his team a chance to rally. It's the backup goalie's first win since Nov. 24, and on the season Lankinen is 4-3-0 through nine appearances with a 3.27 GAA and .895 save percentage, numbers that aren't close to strong enough to cut into Juuse Saros' playing time.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Guarding cage Friday

    Lankinen will be stationed between the pipes Friday in Carolina.

    Lankinen has lost two straight starts, coughing up seven goals on 61 shots during that stretch. Friday will be his first start since Dec. 9 when he allowed three goals on 36 shots against Toronto. The 28-year-old is 3-3-0 with a 3.04 GAA and a .903 save percentage in eight appearances this year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Age: 28
Experience: 3
Shoots: Right