Craig Smith

Predators even Stanley Cup Final series with 4-1 win over Penguins

Predators even Stanley Cup Final series with 4-1 win over Penguins

Predators center Frederick Gaudreau might get the keys to the city of Nashville before he gets a stall in the team’s crowded locker room.

Spare players have filled the spots along the walls of the tiny room at Bridgestone Arena, forcing Gaudreau to dress at a chair and table at one end of the room. He deserves a luxurious spot after scoring his second straight game-winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, blending his timely scoring with goaltender Pekka Rinne’s often-spectacular 23-save performance to produce a 4-1 victory that evened the Stanley Cup Final at two games each.

“I could be sitting on the floor and I’d take it,” said Gaudreau, who went back and...

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