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Jun 02 2017 by Dustin Murphy
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan and Guentzel had several conversations about the amount of hockey the kid has played, all positive, all with a go-out-and-get-'em sort of ending. The Penguins' quick-strike offense struck again, and they won Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final 4-1 to extend their lead to 2-0 in the series. That ensured the upstart Preds of going home with nothing to show for their trip here. - Minnesota Wild assistant coach Scott Stevens has resigned after one year with the team, citing a desire to spend more time with his family in New Jersey.
The 22-year-old tied the game 1-1 in the opening frame and then sparked the third period avalanche by beating Rinne 10 seconds in.
Bryan Rust used Rinne for a boomerang, pounding a ideal "shot-pass" into the goalie's pad.
Rinne, 34, will have to rebound in a big way.
"We practice it all season". Ironically, his goal was waved off due to the play being correctly deemed offside. Then, 15 seconds later, Malkin also scored unassisted.
In order for Rinne to find his game and succeed, the defense needs to tighten up. "For me, I treat this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".
"We're capable of playing even better than we did in Pittsburgh, and I thought we played some great hockey", Subban said.
"I think at the end of the day we're up 1-0", Bonino said. We were talking about that. Actually, no, I take that back.we already knew that one.
Guentzel, remember, came into this series in a brutal slump.
It's Aberg's second goal of the playoffs.
The fresh-faced, 22-year-old rookie who leads the National Hockey League in playoff goals - a hot streak that has him in the middle of the Conn Smythe Trophy conversation given to the postseason MVP - was once too embarrassed to shoot the puck.
Perhaps all we really learned last night is that these Predators, injuries and all, can MORE THAN play with this Penguins teams.and we learned the Penguins are a very opportunistic bunch.
"He seems pretty calm and cool on the outside", said Sidney Crosby, whose locker is next to Guentzel's. He's willing to do anything. It turned out to be the game-winner, Guentzel's second in a row.
The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department and CDE Lightband will stream the game to a huge screen on the First Street side of City Hall.
Figure, only one rookie - Dino Ciccarelli in 1980-81 - has produced more goals; he had 14.
The Predators are also blowing away the Penguins in the faceoff circle, winning 62 percent of draws through 40 minutes.
Rookie Jake Guentzel fired a shot by Nashville's Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left in regulation to put the Penguins ahead to stay in a flat-out weird 5-3 victory. But it usually doesn't happen. He has won 14 majors, the last one the U.S. Open in 2008 at Torrey Pines just one week before his fourth knee surgery, which sidelined him for almost nine months.
Suffice to say, Saturday night and Game Three can't come fast enough. Now, Nashville is staring down a 2-0 hole, territory this team has not waded through on this run.
Country music star Alan Jackson will play a concert prior to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Nashville on Saturday.
"We talked a lot about elevating our play", center Matt Cullen said of Pittsburgh's second intermission team talk. "We're going to feed off that energy and we're going to be ready". We want more. It's our game. Nashville finally pulled Rinne in the third period, but the damage had been done at that point. As in full of holes. The first-year Guentzel scored his playoffs-leading 11th and 12th goals, while Murray mitigated 38 shots into one goal. The group failed to score on six chances, mustering just two shots on goal in 10:58. That's eight goals on 36, or a.778 save percentage. He had gone to a place where he had made the big saves, where he had picked up the big win, where he was once again the best goalie in the playoffs.