Penguins beat Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup

Penguins beat Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh Penguins' team captain Sidney Crosby (87) holds the Prince of Wales Trophy and poses with assistant captains Evgeni Malkin (71) and Chris Kunitz (14) after defeating the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals to advance to the Stanley Cup finals, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh was awarded a 5-on-3 power play for a full two minutes, and the Predators were less than 30 seconds from killing the penalty when Malkin's slap shot from the point beat Rinne.

The Nashville disaster reached its climax with 16.1 seconds left as Bonino's one-hand flip shot was kicked by Rinne right off defneseman Mattias Ekholm and into the net for an own-goal that made it 3-0 and that was that.

A pinpoint shot from the blue line by Predators defenseman P.K. Subban beat Penguins goalie Matt Murray 7:13 into the first period.

Frederick Gaudreau (up) - The Nashville rookie scored his first National Hockey League goal at 13:29 of the third period, in front of his parents no less, to tie the game 3-3.

Nick Bonino added the third on Rinne when he shovelled an innocent shot on goal with 17 seconds left.

Mike Fisher - The Predators centre missed the last couple of games against Anaheim, but was back for Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, and contributed a pair of assists, his first points in his 15 playoff game this year.

It looked like the Predators, who had been a team that mounted so many late-game comebacks, were going to do it again.

Sullivan declined to reveal who Hornqvist would replace, but said that Carl Hagelin and Jake Guentzel would both be "game-time decisions".

"I know we were the eighth seed but we didn't feel like a group that we were", Fisher said.

It is the first time Nashville has trailed by three or more goals in the playoffs.

JFK's life, legacy to be celebrated on his centennial
For all but two years since 1947 - almost a third of the history of the United States - a Kennedy has served in elective office. JFK is seen as the president who, perhaps more than any other, most transformed the way the nation viewed itself.

Maybe it was the catfish: It took about 23 minutes into Game 1 for the first catfish to be thrown onto the ice. The won the game 5-3. Sometimes it's hard to tell if they even know that the Nashville Predators are even on the ice.

Nashville continued to control play in the third period, and midway through the third period, they pulled closer with a Roman Josi goal from the right circle on a power play.

"We see who's better", Malkin said.

"The impact of that moment and then the chain of events that happened after that with the penalty kills I think changed the course of the game", Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. "We just have to watch video here and learn from our mistakes and move forward".

"I think the fact that a lot of guys went through it a year ago and they can draw from that experience is good", Crosby said.

Anyway, Malkin finally ended almost two full minutes of futzing around on the ice with a slapshot that rang off the bottom of Pekka Rinne's glove, and it was, a little dubiously but inarguably, 1-0.

This story has been corrected to show Penguins shot drought was 37 minutes. So none of us in our dressing room are fooled by the score tonight, so that is an important takeaway.

Frederick Gaudreau tied the score at 13:29 of the third period, taking advantage of a forecheck and a pass from Austin Watson. The game-winner coming on an out of nowhere Jake Guentzel wrister with just 3:17 to go.

Sullivan made the first coach's challenge in Final history in the second year the procedure has been allowed.

No matter. The Penguins have become chameleons under Sullivan. A lengthy review indicated Forsberg's right skate was in the air as he brought the puck into a zone, a no-no. The Penguins saw it, challenged it and after a few minutes of deliberation, the play was overturned because Forsberg was offside.

As of Monday night, the cheapest ticket available on StubHub for Game 3 or 4 in Nashville was $1,000. "So, next game will be important for us".

Related News:

  • Preds encouraged despite Game 1 loss in Stanley Cup Final

    They outshot their opponents 9-0 and tied the game on undrafted Frederick Gaudreau's dandy goal midway through the third period. Predictably, the Penguins scored on the power play with Evgeni Malkin's shot leaking through Rinne's glove at 15:32.
    Trump lashes out at Germany over trade and NATO, promises 'change'

    Trump lashes out at Germany over trade and NATO, promises 'change'

    After Merkel's comments about Trump at the beer hall, she received applause for a whole minute. The meetings apparently left Merkel convinced she can no longer trust Trump's America .
    NCAA Baseball's Tournament Field Now Set at 64 Teams

    NCAA Baseball's Tournament Field Now Set at 64 Teams

    The Huskers are making their 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament , including its second straight appearance at-large berth. Now, the Razorbacks have made a 16-game turnaround and won 40 or more games for seventh time in the last 10 seasons.
  • Russia's Putin to meet powerful Saudi prince in Moscow

    United States drillers have added rigs for 19 straight weeks, and the total number is now 722, the highest since April 2015, according to services firm Baker Hughes.
    Putin, Macron Meet In Versailles In Symbolic Step To Improve Ties

    Putin, Macron Meet In Versailles In Symbolic Step To Improve Ties

    Versailles was chosen for the Macron-Putin meeting because an exhibition dedicated to Tsar Peter the Great is opening there. But he also defended his March meeting with Mr Macron's rival in the presidential race, far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

    Sofia Coppola becomes second woman to win Cannes director prize

    Vanity Fair called the film "a vital new gay classic". "You wrote a note that was, "I think the monkey is overacting, '" he said". Now, the Cannes Film Festival might not be a contemporary art museum, but it is very much a gilded alternate universe.
  • President Donald Trump Takes His Peace Mission To Israel

    President Donald Trump Takes His Peace Mission To Israel

    Every American president has found himself grappling with the complex challenge of the conflict between Israel and Palestine . US President Donald Trump condemned the suicide bomber responsible for the Manchester arena atrocity as an "evil loser".
    Nvidia Max-Q wants to make gaming laptops thinner, lighter, less fugly

    Nvidia Max-Q wants to make gaming laptops thinner, lighter, less fugly

    Nvidia is working with OEMs and system builders to make high-end gaming laptops thinner, faster and quieter. All Pascal-based laptops will get this update soon via a software update in GeForce Experience .

    Swedish Drama "The Square" Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

    Australian actor Nicole Kidman won the Cannes film festival's 70th Anniversary Award . The Golden Camera prize to Leonor Serraille for her French movie "Young Woman".
  • Fahim Ashraf heroics lead Pakistan to last over win against Bangladesh

    Younus said that teams generally don't play their full-strength squads in warm-up games thus devouring them of their importance. The 39-year-old added that Pakistan can make it to the semi-finals of the tournament if they can improve their fielding.

    Chelsea Must Do This To Retain Premier League Title - Blues Legend

    Adams retired in 2002 after he and Wenger led Arsenal to a second Premier League and FA Cup double in five seasons. An announcement is expected on Wednesday or Thursday.

    Foreign Policy Thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89

    Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin and National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski walk in Camp David 09 December 1978. He moved to the United States and received a doctorate in government from Harvard in 1953.


Most liked

Oregon St. No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament
The eight super regional winners will advance to the College World Series , scheduled for June 17-28 in Omaha, Nebraska. The rest of the national seeds, in order, are Texas Tech (43-15), TCU (42-16), Louisville (47-10) and Stanford (40-14).

Dortmund part company with Tuchel
What has Thomas Tuchel said? Tuchel said: "I am grateful for two exciting, handsome and eventful years". Tuchel fell out with club officials over the course of an inconsistent season.

Bank of Nova Scotia posts 2Q profit
The bank had $6.58 billion of revenue during the three-month period ended April 30, compared with $6.59 billion a year ago. RBC Capital Markets maintained Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) on Monday, August 31 with "Outperform" rating.

Mourinho: Griezmann? Woodward knows who I want
And the 54-year-old claimed the market is now out of his hands as he takes a break following a gruelling first season at Old Trafford .

LeBron James undaunted by Warriors
So, its the right thing to do. "Once we get to Game 1 it might be a good time to make a decision one way or another", Kerr said. Cleveland-Golden State 3.0 is the matchup fans worldwide expected and wanted, and James believes they're in for quite a show.

Ducks hopeful goalie John Gibson plays Game 6 tonight
So yeah, it's tough for him. "So we're the desperate team". "This year, the travel's been a lot better for us". Nashville now heads home with a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series that continues on Monday.

Trump cries fake news amid Kushner reports
There are new questions about President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner . Senior administration officials have brushed off concerns of a back-channel link.

Health care bill would have a major impact on premiums, CBO finds
Ryan defended his bill Thursday, saying the new analysis shows Republicans can cut premiums below Obamacare's ballooning rates. At the same time, significant divisions have cast the prospect of passing legislation into doubt after weeks of discussion.

In NATO Speech, Trump Scolds Leaders But Doesn't Recommit To Defense Pledge
Trump had lunch with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron , who has been critical of the Republican president. The G7 agreed to work with the private sector and civil society to tackle terrorism.

Trump Dismisses Reports on Kushner, Leaks as 'Fake News'
He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programmes that will save our country billions of dollars. But he said that as long as the information was shared with the USA government, it didn't represent a problem.

James Mattis: Trump 'Wide Open' on Paris Climate Accord
It was typical Trump - big on bluster, light on nuanced diplomacy. "It may do wonders when dealing with adversaries". Trump tweeted that he will make his decision next week, signaling that he has yet to officially make up his mind.

Kushner Lying Low After Russia-Related Reports
In a tweet Sunday night, the president calls for putting more money into the health care system. "Big benefits to all!"

LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors
But there was some adversity, they were down, they went to Boston , and Boston was very good, and he just figured out a way. While his offense spells destruction most of the time against enemies, his defense is also nearly always a win-stopper.

Trump, Macron and election: what prompted Merkel's blunt Munich speech
Trump, on Thursday, had allegedly denounced Germans in a meeting with the European Union officials in Brussels. President Donald Trump said he needed more time to decide whether to back a key climate accord.

Raikkonen struggling to understand Ferrari's Monaco strategy
Hamilton will head to Montreal for the next stop on the grand prix calendar a week on Sunday. Valtteri Bottas is next with 75 points.