Pekka Rinne closed his eyes and went back to a happy place.
Jake Guentzel scored 10 seconds into the period.
Rinne allowed four goals on 25 shots.
The puck drops for Game 2 at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in Pittsburgh. The next game will be Saturday, June 3rd at 8:00 pm at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Before the Cup Final, Guentzel went eight games without a goal.
Nashville may be home, but the Penguins have history on their side. That's a big reason why Nashville has 53 shot attempts to Pittsburgh's 31. But the Penguins, who had needed just 12 shots to score five goals in Game 1, continued to be opportunistic.
Malkin scored for the second consecutive game on Wednesday night and boosted his playoff-leading point total to 26. He approached me after the whistle, and I'm upset and I come to him and Subban come to me. Here are three keys to a Penguins game two victory.
Pontus Aberg scored the lone goal for the Predators, who were once again undone by a sudden barrage from the NHL's highest-scoring team. With the way Murray has been playing, it was a goal Rinne needed to have.
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"Whether catfish or cat, it's never acceptable to toss any sensitive, intelligent animal's body onto the ice during a hockey game".
It was the morning of Game 2, but the Nashville Predators goalie was somewhere else entirely. If the Predators are to have any chance in this series moving forward against the Penguins, Rinne must find a way to get back into his goaltending groove from the first three rounds of these playoffs.
Evgeni Malkin extended Pittsburgh's lead to 4-1 just 15 seconds later, beating Rinne with a wrist shot during a two-on-one.
Fifty teams have taken a 2-0 lead since the final went to a best-of-seven format in 1939.
The amusing thing about Game 2 is that it started nearly completely the opposite of Game 1.
Nashville's Matt Irwin drilled Pittsburgh's Matt Cullen from behind into the boards in the first period, a hit that left the 40-year-old Cullen headed down the runway for a quick check but didn't result in a penalty.
Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan is shuffling his lines for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Predators. We want more. It's our game.
The Stanley Cup newbies were disappointed but not dismayed by their Game 1 loss, pointing to the way they carried play for long stretches as tangible proof they weren't just happy to be here. The newest Country Music Hall of Fame inductee says he's proud to be included in the Predators' Cup Final run.
A style that now has the Penguins two victories away from history. Predators fans have made it their trademark to throw catfish on the ice the same way Detroit Red Wings throw octopuses, one of nature's smartest creatures, on the ice to show support.
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