“We practiced some concepts that we’ve been working on all season”, said head coach Mike Sullivan. Professional athletes have a remarkable ability to compartmentalize, both good and bad games, which is part of what makes them special in the first place.
Nashville Predators beat Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 to claim their first win in a Stanley Cup final and cut the Penguins’ lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. The Nashville Predators play the Pittsburgh Penguins in Gam.
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The Nashville defence four of Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, P.K. Subban and Mattias Ekholm managed in Game 3 what they managed in Game 1 in defeat. Boninos absence was noticed as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin failed to get a shot on net and the Penguins received nothing from its third line.
Crosby isn’t in the mood to play if it doesn’t involve his stick and a puck. It was basically win or face the inevitable for Nashville in Game 3.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are still leading the Stanley Cup Final, no thanks to their scuffling power play.
Daily Guentzel update: The goal scored by the Penguins rookie Saturday made him the first player to tally in the first three games of a Cup final since Steve Yzerman did it for Detroit against Philadelphia in 1997. Game 4 will be back in Bridgestone Arena on Monday night. They’ve also stuck so closely to the Penguins that Pittsburgh went 37 minutes without a shot in Game 1.
“We’ve been outplayed in stretches, you know”, he said. They get one on the power play, but to follow it up with another one and then you don’t want to give one up late in the period. That included Chris Kunitz, Patric Hornqvist and Matt Cullen each getting a 10-minute misconduct all in the final five minutes of the loss.
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury flips a catfish off the ice before the start of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.
Crosby has a career average of 0.73 points per game in the Final, his lowest figure for any round. “Passionate fan base, and it’s what we expected”, he said. “They got going in warmups and there was catfish (thrown onto the ice) then, and they’re bringing the energy”. Let’s get the fact over with.
“I’m not breaking earth-shattering news, the National Basketball Association playoffs have not been very good”, Barkley said.
Sullivan added that he rarely speaks to Kessel.
Which is to say, they were a mediocre defensive team. “But we believe these guys are capable and we’re just trying to reinforce the strategies”.
The Predators have outshot the Penguins in each game so far with Pittsburgh taking a 2-0 series lead with quick scoring bursts. Join the Pens Labyrinth team! But Arvidsson gained control again behind the net and eventually set up James Neal at the side of the net, who batted at the puck and banked it off of Murray’s glove and in to make it 3-1 Nashville with 22 seconds left in the period.
But that was the only time the Penguins found a way past Rinne, who stopped 27 of 28 shots and stepped up his play after sub-par performances in the first two games of the series. “It’s a seventh man, honestly, it gives us a boost every time we’re out there”.
Josi also had two assists. “But yet we’re finding ones that I think we can clean up and help take care of some of the situations that we’re leaving against an opportunistic team”.