The stat sheet says that Pekka Rinne made it look easy. The stat sheet is wrong.

Rinne set a Nashville Predators record for wins in a single season when he faced just 17 shots — and stopped 15 — in a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena.

Only once in the previous 66 games had the Predators allowed fewer shots on goal. Colorado managed just three in the first period and no more than nine in either of the final two.

The final shot count was 31-17 in Nashville's favor.

"It's easier to play when you face more shots and kind of stay in the game all the time." Rinne said. "[The shot total] is a sign of the fact that we play well. We didn't give them much."

Rinne improved to 37-14-7 on the season and surpassed the previous mark of 36 wins set by Tomas Vokoun in 2005-06. Earlier this season, Rinne broke Vokoun's mark for career shutouts.