Predators make Cup a series - much to delight of catfish-throwing fans

  • Predators make Cup a series - much to delight of catfish-throwing fans

Predators make Cup a series - much to delight of catfish-throwing fans

Now, its Matt Murrays turn. Five goals allowed. However, he's historically bounced back in these situations. It wasn't just that they lost Game 3 in Nashville and by Monday this series could be tied. But unlike their supporters, this Penguins team doesn't crack. The Predators had five different goal scorers, and it caught the Penguins completely off guard.

Game 3 is at 8 p.m. on Channel 11/WPXI. He's posted a 1.59 goals-against average and a.935 save percentage in those seven playoff games.

Nick Bonino is one of the Penguins' main penalty killers. It doesn't matter the scenario. The Pittsburgh Penguins took game one 5-3. The 5-1 beat down of the Penguins gets the Predators back into this contest headed to game 4.

Penguins offense: Pittsburgh has been outshot, 97-67, in the three games and has to get far more than its series average of 22.3 shots on goal per game to have a better chance of success.

A few hours later, he was on the ice for the Penguins' practice. He was moving well, which left the door open for his possible return to the lineup on Monday.

From a walking boot and crutches to a hockey skate and stick.

"Coming back home was awesome", Predators forward Craig Smith said. "We have to look at every series, then we have to look at every game as a single entity to make sure we're putting the right pieces on the ice to try and be successful".

"He came highly regarded from our minor-league club as a very, very smart two-way player that would not hurt us in any zone, and would be able to contribute inside the game", said Predators head coach Peter Laviolette. They are two good teams that are playing. But in game three our defence really seemed to collapse. The Predators have scored on four of their past 10 power plays. He's a good faceoff guy. "And our forwards (are) doing a great job getting pucks to us, and yeah, tipping pucks, getting screens from that, and our job is just to get the puck through". Long before the puck had even dropped to start of Game 3 of the Nashville Predators against the Pittsburgh Penguins, fans had lined up by the thousands outside Bridgestone Arena to see Alan Jackson take the stage for a free show. They're a good team. Where Bonino's absence was most notable was on the Penguins' lackluster penalty kill.

Holding a 1-0 lead, the Penguins came up empty on their two power-play opportunities in the first period. We scored on our chances.

There was no questioning what the atmosphere was going to be like in Nashville for Game 3 on Saturday night. "But I don't think anyone should discount the goals we've scored, the counterattack game that we have". "I have the puck for like one second". I think it's productive for both of them to have those types of informal conversations ... They pressure us. They play quick.

"We need to change something". The size of the crowd outside turned out to be much bigger than expected. It's time to put the sideshow away, the noise and all the off-ice distractions and focus on the game. "We just got to hit the net". "We've got to execute". He says he wanted to move around a little bit to see what happens.

"I know there'll be a lot more energy if you can imagine that ... which will be pretty awesome", Subban said.

"He's got tons of speed", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.