Nashville Predators host first-ever Stanley Cup Final

Hank Williams Jr. was on stage, waving the rally towel, just before puck drop. Then Gaudreau, who scored his first career National Hockey League goal in Game 1, scored 42 seconds later to put Nashville ahead with his wrister from the high slot, taking advantage of a screen by Penguins defenseman Ian Cole to beat Murray glove-side.

With the elite shooters the Penguins have, it's more important the Predators don't give up high-quality chances rather than pure volume. You see watching the games, when we're on the road or wherever, you see the energy in the building.

Given the Capitals' 61-45 shot advantage through two games, Jay Beagle was asked if he was anxious that his teammates sounded an terrible lot like the Blue Jackets.

For the Penguins, nothing much worked after the first period.

There was no telling how the Music City's first-ever Cup Final game would go over.

Sullivan said the Penguins have yet to play their best yet and isn't tipping his hand on any changes he might make even with Pittsburgh up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.

"You can feel like you're dominating them a little bit, dominating play in their zone a lot, and they strike", Beagle said. Hagelin returned for Game 4 after being a healthy scratch in Pittsburgh.

Did she want the other two? Nashville has now outshot Pittsburgh by a 98-67 margin, but they finally have something to show for it. Pittsburgh 5, Nashville 3?(PIT leads series 1-0) Game 2:?

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Oklahoma City was tops in the West in FG shooting defense, while the Pacers were best in the National Basketball Association . The NBA website (NBA.Com) notes “no team has made more 3-pointers than Cleveland with a play-off average of 14.6 pts. a game.

On Thursday, the All-Star defenseman channeled Mark Messier, who backed up his own guarantee of a Rangers' win against New Jersey in the 1994 Eastern Conference finals.

Neal beat Matt Murray at the side of the net with 22.6 seconds remaining in the period, banking the puck off the Pittsburgh goaltender's left arm.

Right wing Patric Hornqvist particularly lamented a power play that was frittered away late in the second period, before Nashville scored to take a 3-1 lead.

Smith and Ekholm turned it into a laugher with their third-period goals.

However it all plays out, one thing is certain. Rinne shook off an early goal that could've broken his already fragile spirit and delivered with his best game of the series by making 27 saves. If Nashville continues to rack up the shots, they will start to find the net against Murray.

Subban said he didn't feel any extra pressure after promising a win, saying: "It's just hockey".

A few minutes later, he called her and said his intended contact only wanted two tickets. The entertainment package that we have, both on the ice with our team and off the ice with everything that goes into a game presentation at Bridgestone Arena, is second to none. Take advantage of power plays (duh). I think it gives them confidence.