Pekka Rinne had a rough start to the Stanley Cup Final, stopping only .777 percent of shots throughout the first two games. But since returning home, Rinne is a new man. Riding an electric Predators’ home crowd, Rinne has put up a .961 save percentage and has been practically impenetrable.
During Monday’s Game Four, Rinne made a series of incredible saves that left broadcasters from his home country of Finland screaming into the microphone.
The Finnish broadcast call of Pekka Rinne's diving save in Game 4 is awesome pic.twitter.com/VqN8ZMdNkD
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) June 6, 2017
Rinne stops the world’s best player, Sidney Crosby, twice on a breakaway before diving back to the goal crease and denying Jake Guentzel at point-blank range.
Twitter user Suvianna replied to the tweet and provided a translation of the broadcast call.
We Finns are passionate about hockey.☺️ ❤🇫🇮🏒Here's a translation: pic.twitter.com/405QrE8BPG
— Suvianna Tuomisto (@sutu88) June 6, 2017
All she’s missing is about 45 exclamation points.
There is something about listening to a big play being called in another language that is romantic. Sure, we don’t understand the words, but the broadcaster’s tone and excitement says everything we need to know.
Hockey is an anxiety-riddled sport. That’s what makes it so fun when our favorite team wins and so heartbreaking when they lose. A moment like this is what makes hockey so great.
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