Looking to reverse course at home for Game 3

"We've shown some glimpses of it and we've had short periods of time, but I think we've got better for a full 60-minute game". "(You learn about) a lot of little things: "How to deal with travel is one of them, how to deal with an opposing building is another one". The Predators probably got away with a few big infractions on Wednesday and still gave Pittsburgh seven power-play opportunities during a Game 2 in which the officiating crew failed to prevent physicality from devolving into recklessness.

The Predators, meanwhile, are looking to take advantage of their home ice advantage to get back into the series. Will the Predators stick with Rinne or will they go to backup Juuse Saros, who came in after Rinne allowed four goals on 25 shots in Game 2? We can see they play a pretty inspired game here We know they feed off their crowd.

"I think everyone is prepared, regardless of who is in", said Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. "There's got to be things we got to do better".

The Finnish backstop has never defeated the Penguins in a game that he started. "But yet we're finding ones that I think we can clean up and help take care of some of the situations that we're leaving against an opportunistic team". He's taking good strides in our organization to put himself in a position to be here and play in these games, " said Laviolette.

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said the veteran has a lower-body injury and will be a game-time decision against the Predators tonight.

Get prep sports breaking news alerts from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. The Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins are locked in a battle for NHL bragging rights and the greatest prize in hockey. We love playing in front of these fans; they're so loud and passionate.

Wednesday night's Game 2 was tied 1-1 after two periods, but Guentzel scored 10 seconds into the third. The Penguins are scheduled to play the Nashville Predators in the third game of NHL Stanley Cup Finals in Nashville on Saturday. "We're still early in the series".

Already missing Kris Letang for the playoffs, the team could also be without centre Nick Bonino, who arrived to Nashville on crutches with his left foot in a walking boot. Because Rinne's been so good, that's why."We're going back home, we're going to win the next game and we're gonna go from there", a resolute P.K. Subban said after game two.

"We can't just look at the numbers and say, 'Yeah, we're winning all the numbers but the scoreboard, '" Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said Thursday. If not, someone else who steps in is ready to take on that challenge.

Pittsburgh has reason to be concerned about the upcoming road trip-and not just because of last year's final.

The Pens, working to become the first repeat champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98, could push their Western Conference foes to the brink of elimination thanks to a 2-0 series lead.

A NUMBER: 6 - career Stanley Cup Final victories for goalie Matt Murray.

"I think the experience that these guys have gone through they can certainly draw on as far as understanding the emotional ups and downs throughout the course of a series".

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