Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 6/3/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 17:14
The game was tied at 1-1 through two tight periods on goals by Pontus Aberg and Guentzel, but it took just 10 seconds of the third for Guentzel - who scored the victor in Game One - to get his second of the night and 12th of the playoffs. Even the best goaltenders require a kind of shield, at times. His two goals, the Penguins early equalizer and eventual game victor, now have him sitting at 19 points this postseason, the most by any American rookie player in the playoffs.
Only if Rinne turns back into Rinne.
That lead ended with 3:24 left in the first period, when Guentzel scored his first of the night.
Country music star Alan Jackson will play a concert prior to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Nashville on Saturday. After giving up four goals on 11 shots in Game 1, he allowed four more on 25 shots in Game 2. However, at 15:32, Evgeni Malkin would score the first goal of the Stanley Cup Final, to officially switch momentum to Pittsburgh's side. Those numbers ballooned after the first two games against the Penguins. They erased a three-goal deficit and outshot Pittsburgh 26-12 before losing 5-3.
"Pekka has been terrific through this entire playoffs", Laviolette said. "We can't just look at the numbers and say, 'Yeah, we're winning all the numbers, but the scoreboard'". Jake Guentzel attempts a shot against Predators' goalie Pekka Rinne in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Penguins and Predators each have a goal as Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is tied at the first intermission. A three-goal outburst at the start of the third period sealed Pittsburgh's second win.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has issued a statement saying the charges against 36-year-old Nolensville resident Jacob Waddell might have been a little too harsh.
The Nashville Predators' tradition of throwing a catfish onto the ice came to Pittsburgh for Game 1 Monday night and could get another chapter for Game 2. It was 1 second shy of the fastest goal to start a period in Final history.
Just over half way into the third, the Predators had still not given up a shot to Pittsburgh.
Well, through two periods of Game 2 Sidney Crosby and Malkin didn't have a shot on goal, and the Predators were controlling 64.7 per cent of the shot attempts at five-on-five, and the shots Pittsburgh did get were distant, helpless.
According to The Associated Press, District Attorney Stephen Zappala said in a Facebook post Wednesday that Waddell's actions "do not rise to the level of criminal charges" so the charges "will be withdrawn in a timely manner". "We have emotions to keep going".
This game started out with Nashville controlling the play entirely. Matt Murray was keeping them in the game because the second-year goaltender is as steady as they come, and big besides. He recalls the saves he has made, the teams he has foiled.
A lot of goaltending is played between the ears.
On his fight with Malkin, Subban said he took offence to a comment Malkin made in Russian and chose to drop the gloves.
Pittsburgh's third-period onslaught took a game that was tied at the second intermission and broke it wide open.
It was a scene hard to imagine through the first two taut and chippy periods. On the other end of the ice, Penguins goaltender Matt Murray, who is still classified as a rookie, was just all right in Game 1, but he brought his A game Wednesday night to help propel the Penguins to a 4-1 victory.