Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne achieved a rare feat on the ice in tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Windy City.
Up 4-2 in the waning minutes of the game, Rinne make a routine handle of the puck near his net, and then he went to launch the puck down to Chicago’s goal.
That goal would help Nashville go on to win 5-2 over the Blackhawks.
Rinne becomes the first professional hockey goaltender since Mike Smith in 2013 to score a goal in a game, joining only 12 goaltenders in history to do so.
The last goaltender, in recent memory, to score a goal was Atte Tolvanen back in 2018 when he played hockey for the Northern Michigan University Wildcats.