Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

The raucous Bridgestone Arena fans will try to again spur the Predators to victory tonight

The raucous Bridgestone Arena fans will try to again spur the Predators to victory tonight

His note asks the employer to overlook the employee's lateness because "he/she is an avid Predators fan and was busy rooting the Predators on to victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night". The thought of a sweep was plausible.

Good morning! The Predators beat the Penguins, 4-1, and evened the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece. Rinne was solid for the second consecutive game after struggling in the first two - both losses - in Pittsburgh.

The second goal came 3:45 into the second period.

But then the Nashville Predators took Game 3.

Filip Forsberg's empty-net score with 3:23 remaining was his team-leading ninth goal of the playoffs and snapped his mini-slump to start the Stanley Cup Final. But the 9-2 scoreline in favor of Nashville across the two games could hardly have been predicted. So if your hard-working employee turns up a little late today, I hope you can show mercy and not throw them in the penalty box. A very good one at that.

Viktor Arvidsson have given Nashville a two-goal lead over Pittsburgh after two periods in Game 4.

Nashville have lost only one game at home during the postseason.

That being said, Malkin crossed a line here, and he's getting a free pass from the NHL, so please remember this when you go on your next "The NHL hates the Penguins" diatribe.

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They're rookies, yes. But through four games they have held the key to the entire thing.

Yet again, the Penguins struggled with quick and efficient breakouts.

"I don't want to look back now, because we have more games to play, but it's a roller coaster", Rinne said of the final.

And most importantly: Who will win the series?

"It's hard to win when you score one goal, " Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.

Less than 20 seconds after that the Predators regained the lead, though it took some time to figure that out.

Throughout the second half of the regular season and playoffs, Pittsburgh has come to count on the first-year winger to be a top producer. As the puck slides away from him, Rinne makes a diving stop across the crease to absolutley rob Jake Guentzel. The first, from Frederick Gaudreau three minutes and change into the period, nearly didn't count, as his wraparound attempt seemed to be held off the line by Matt Murray for 35 seconds before the scorer's box sounded the horn to stop play. It wasn't until 35 seconds later that the horn sounded and the officials made a decision to review the play.

After the Penguins killed off a Ron Hainsey high-sticking minor, Rinne had his finest sequence of the night, making three saves in 3 seconds.