Some people complain when they have a huge workload. Pekka Rinne is not one of those people.

The Predators goaltender has been a workhorse this season and he couldn't be any happier. He has started 25 of the past 26 games and is the main reason why Nashville is close to locking up another playoff berth.

"I feel good. I'm loving it," Rinne said Wednesday. "It's been great. Obviously there are a few more games to go and we'll see what happens after that. But I feel really good."

Rinne is second in the NHL in save percentage (.929) and tied for second in goals-against-average (2.14). He is a sure bet to be a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, which goes to the league's top goaltender.

Rinne has other priorities right now, however. He said he is fully healthy, and that means he could help lead the Predators past the first round for the first time in the organization's history.

"In the second half of the year, I feel like things have been going pretty consistent and the confidence is there," Rinne said. "You have some nights when you don't feel as sharp, but I feel I have a little more experience to handle it."

The coaching staff doesn't plan on resting Rinne any time soon, at least as it relates to playing in games.