Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead

Posted June 10, 2017

The Penguins bested the Predators 4-1 on Wednesday evening to take a commanding two-game lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

The Pens took a 3-0 lead, only to see the Preds tie the score 3-3 in the third period.

After scoring the game-winning goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, helping the Penguins escape with a win in one of the crazier playoff games in recent memory, he played the role of hero again on Wednesday in the Penguins' 4-1 Game 2 win by scoring two more goals, including another game-winner.

On Monday night, Nashville Predators fan, 36-year-old Jake Waddell, tossed a catfish cadaver onto the ice during the first game of the Stanley Cup.

Pekka Rinne closed his eyes and went back to a happy place.

Murray, who had the crowd chanting his name after stretching out to rob Filip Forsberg of a surefire goal, redeemed himself as the game wore on.

You could also argue that without Fleury stepping into the breach and carrying the Penguins through the better part of the first three rounds, they aren't even in the Stanley Cup final.

"We're concerned about where the series is at", Predators captain Mike Fisher said. In Game 1 he was beaten clean by Malkin on a power play, had no chance on a Conor Sheary goal, sent what should have been an easy rebound into a teammate's leg for the third goal, and was beaten clean by Jake Guentzel for the victor. "But we know the ultimate goal is two more wins, and they're going to be tough to get".

He now leads the National Hockey League with 12 goals this postseason (three more than any other player) and an nearly unbelievable five game-winning goals.

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"When we come with that kind of hunger and come out with those shifts and start building on it, that's when we become a really good team", veteran Penguins center Matt Cullen said. Just over three minutes later, the Penguins scored two goals 15 seconds apart to cap a Game 2 victory.

Pontus Aberg has given the Predators a 1-0 lead in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

"I get nervous before pretty much any game".

But Murray had just as strong of an argument as Guentzel for being the No. 1 star in Game 2.

"Pekka has been excellent for us all year, like I said", Laviolette responded. "We get to go out and play the game we love on the biggest stage". His 19 playoff points are the most by an American-born first-year player and he'll have at least two more cracks at adding to that total. They are 7-1 inside Bridgestone Arena this postseason with the lone loss coming in overtime. Sure, two of them deflected off defenders' legs and another was a 5-on-3 goal, but clearly, Rinne has played his worst hockey of the postseason in these last two games. It also won't matter if they continue to struggle on the power play, which is 1-for-10 in the series.

In Game 1, the Penguins had gone 37 minutes - including the entire second period - without a shot.

All the guys from "Smashville" have to show for it is their first deficit of the playoffs on a night a fan threw a catfish onto the ice to try and give the Predators a taste of home. NBC was the No. 1 network overall in both markets during the game.

Catfish tossing has been a tradition of the Predators since 2003, and Metro Nashville police say that no one has been prosectuted since the tradition began.

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