Nashville Predators @ Minnesota Wild Starting Goalies: Mason vs. Backstrom

Hannah Foslien

Backup goalie Chris Mason will get his chance to make it two in a row against the Minnesota Wild tonight.

Josh Cooper of the Tennessean reports that Pekka Rinne gets his second night of the season off tonight:

Chris Mason got the win back on January 22nd when the Predators faced Minnesota the first time, and he comes into this one with a 7-5-2 record, 3.03 GAA and .888 save percentage all-time against the Wild, with one shutout.


Chris Mason

#30 / Goalie / Nashville Predators

6-0

195

Apr 20, 1976


Facing him across the ice will be Niklas Backstrom, according to Preds play-by-play radio voice Tom Callahan:

Backstrom is 7-5-1 all time against Nashville, with a 2.85 GAA and .905 save percentage.


Niklas Backstrom

#32 / Goalie / Minnesota Wild

6-1

189

Feb 13, 1978


Giving Pekka Rinne some rest tonight makes a ton of sense, with the Chicago Blackhawks already in Nashville awaiting a game with the Predators Sunday night. For the best deals on tickets to that game, head over to TiqIQ.

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