Penguins, Predators face unusual extra time off in Cup Final

Looking to boost their offensive efficiency, the Nashville Predators will insert veteran forward P.A. Parenteau into the lineup when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena.

The Penguins' center was on crutches and in a walking boot after Game 2, where he blocked a shot and briefly left the game.

LAST GAME: Matt Murray gave up a goal to Pontus Aberg on the seventh shot he faced, then turned back the next 30 Nashville offerings, leading the Penguins to a 4-1 victory in Game 2 Wednesday night. The Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins are scheduled to play Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanle. "I've been scoring my whole career, I've been putting points on the board, so hopefully I can do it tonight because we need some goals". For the first time in the playoffs, Nashville lost back to back games. "And if not, then someone else who steps in is ready to take on that challenge".

Despite there being 11 minor penalties called in Game 2, it was surprising to see neither team was able to cash in on the power play.

He responded in Game 2 by relinquishing three goals within the third period's opening 3:30 minutes, prompting Predators coach Peter Laviolette to sit him for Juuse Saros.

Pens winger Chris Kunitz said Friday his team has to play the "dullest road game ever" to try to quiet the crowd.

"I was trying to do it for Game 1 and nothing in Pittsburgh... nobody would sell the catfish to Preds fans", said Goodman. "I think that would go a long way as far as getting possession".

Perhaps the Penguins are simply making their few chances count against Predators goalie Pekka Rinne. They know how to win.

"We've got to keep playing our game", Parenteau said.

"I don't know if I'd get kicked out and detained if I did it here [in Nashville], I'm not saying I am going to do it here, if I did, I think it would probably be received a little bit better than it was in Pittsburgh", he said. "I appreciate them doing that, but I don't know, I guess they kind of had to". “We watch games on TV. "At this point of the season, it's June and we're fortunate to play hockey still".

"It's tough to know what it's all about until you go through it and we were able to go through it previous year", goaltender Matt Murray said.

“Were one of those teams that just wont quit, ” said Nashvilles Filip Forsberg. They are 1 for 10 against the Predators.

Game-time forecast: A humid high of 90 is expected during the day on Saturday ahead of Game 3, and fans are being reminded to hydrate before the game. "Whether you outplay a team for 55 minutes and you still have nothing to show for it, I think you've just got to just have belief in what you're doing that over the course of 60 minutes or over time that eventually you're going to get the result that you want". "I haven't played in a little while here, coming in the Stanley Cup Final like that, but I'll have enough adrenaline and confidence in myself to play a good game", said Parenteau, who last played on May 18 in Game 4 of the Predators' six-game elimination of the Ducks in the Western Conference finals and played in only three of Nashville's 18 playoff contests.

  • Zachary Reyes