Keys to tonight's Stanley Cup Final Game 2


They know how to win.

"It's fun. We're excited". "There's a scrum and somebody asks you to get going, if you accept you go". We score one, we don't stop. "After that, we have confidence that we're going to score goals". Golf star and Predators fan Brandt Snedeker was expected to attend Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Arena and has previously teased being a catfish-tosser. "Overall these two games, like I said, it's disappointing to be down 2-0 but we have to be feeling still positive with the way we played as a whole and creating chances". But it's pretty clear that his skill level and his ability to finish make him a good linemate for Crosby.

"You get that big early goal and guys want to hop over the boards and get that next one". With the way that Murray has been playing since he took over Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final, two goals were all the Penguins needed.

Pittsburgh's surge prompted Nashville coach Peter Laviolette to pull Rinne, who departed after stopping 21 of 25 shots with Juuse Saros taking over.

Pekka Rinne has had a memorable playoff run thus far, carrying the Predators to the Stanley Cup Final. For the playoffs, the 22-year-old forward has 12 goals, setting the record for an American-born player in the playoffs. We're leaving them odd-man rushes.

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I really thought they might have hit the wall against Ottawa. In Game 1, Rinne faced eleven shots and let in four goals.

After going up 2-0 in last year's Stanley Cup Final, the Penguins dropped Game 3 on the road in San Jose.

The Penguins matched that at 16:36, when Guentzel somehow squeezed the puck between Rinne's left arm and the goalie's body. Nashville Predators' Mattias Ekholm, right, checks Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) next to Predators goalie Pekka Rinne during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, .

"No, I can't translate for you". But before the start of the Final, and putting up the worst save percentage for any goalie facing 10+ shots in any playoff game ever, it was even better at.941. They're certainly doing it from everywhere.

By the end of the second, the Predators' shot advantage was 32-19, but it remained 1-1, thanks to a stellar effort from Murray.

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The defending Stanley Cup champions needed just over three minutes at the start of the third period to turn a taut Game 2 into a runaway, beating Pekka Rinne three times in a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night to inch closer to becoming the first team in almost 20 years to win back-to-back titles. Dino Ciccarelli tops the list, having scored 14 goals for Minnesota in 1981. Subban said, "We're extremely confident in him", and maybe they are.

Two nights later, the Penguins used a three-minute stretch at the start of the third period to turn a tight Game Two into a runaway win. If Game 1 was an unfortunate showing due to some extremely wacky circumstances, Game 2 was the complete opposite for the Predators.

Nashville opened the scoring with a shot from P.K. Subban that was later called back for offsides.

If the Penguins again get so many quality scoring chances, it won't matter if they're outshot again.

Pittsburgh vowed to put more pressure on Rinne than it managed in their 5-3 victory in Game 1, a win they managed despite going 37 minutes without throwing a single puck Rinne's way and none in the second period, the first time that's happened since the National Hockey League started tracking shots in 1957.

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