The Pens chased the six-foot-five Finn Wednesday night and the Preds now find themselves down 0-2 in the series as the action heads back to Nashville for Game 3 Saturday. The Predators, who crashed the NHL's biggest stage for the first time behind Rinne and a group of talented defenseman, were hardly intimidated by the stakes, the crowd or the defending champions, trying to become the first repeat victor since Detroit in 1998.
Evgeni Malkin's 4-1 goal really put the nail in the coffin for the Predators.
"Everything was there that we liked but the result", Ellis said. The only puck that got past him was on a attractive move from Pontus Aberg, who practically undressed Olli Maatta before finishing a ridiculous backhander for the game's first goal.
Guentzel, at the right post, took two whacks at a rebound of a Conor Sheary shot. "But we know the ultimate goal is two more wins, and they're going to be tough to get".
Then, like in game one, the Penguins third goal came via a fortunate bounce. The Penguins offense was held in check for most of the game and had no answers for the Nashville defense until ten seconds into the third period. Wilson was credited with his third of the playoffs just over 3 minutes later when a centering pass caromed off Nashville's Vernon Fiddler and by Rinne.
The Predators needed Rinne to stay in peak form to beat the Penguins.
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The funds from the $9,015,000.00 purchase will be for the Water and Sewer Department (WASD), which now owns the parcel of land. The Miami Fusion actually played about a half-hour's drive north in Fort Lauderdale, and folded because of poor attendance.
"We're not looking at anybody", P.K. Subban said. I don't think it's Xs and Os. He recalls the saves he has made, the teams he has foiled.
"You can hear the crowd getting restless: 'Hillbilly, redneck, ' all this other stuff they're yelling at me". He allowed four goals for the second consecutive game Wednesday, tying his playoff-high.
Nashville is outshooting Pittsburgh 32-19 and the Penguins had only seven shots in the second period. Crosby's line got caved in all night, and the Penguins won going away anyway.
In Game 1, the Penguins had gone 37 minutes - including the entire first period - without a shot. NBC was the No. 1 network overall in both markets during the game. "From my perch, I agree with Mayor Barry that we shouldn't be baited into interfering with this fish tale, but if the charges eventually make their way to a judge I hope the predatory catfish hurler who got the hook last night is simply sentenced to community service, perhaps cleaning fish at Wholey's". For the Penguins to be able to skate out onto the ice in a big game with the confidence of having that kind of calm presence in their net is a huge advantage for them. It also won't matter if they continue to struggle on the power play, which is 1-for-10 in the series.
The next two games are played in Nashville.
Nashville may be home, but the Penguins have history on their side.
Jacob Waddell, 36, of Nolensville, Tennessee, threw the fish over the glass surrounding the rink at PPG Paints Arena about 23 minutes into the game, police told our sister affiliate WSMV in Nashville.
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