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Sharks' Nieto to play, Penguins' Rust a game-time call in Game 2 of Stanley Cup final

Sharks' Nieto to play, Penguins' Rust a game-time call in Game 2 of Stanley Cup final

Greetings from Pittsburgh, where the Penguins and the San Jose Sharks held optional morning skates to prepare for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

The Sharks, who were overwhelmed by the Penguins’ speed during stretches of Pittsburgh’s 3-2 victory in Game 1, will try to counter that by inserting speedy winger Matt Nieto into their lineup Wednesday. It wasn’t clear whose place he will take, though it’s likely he will slide into a third-line role and Melker Karlsson would drop to the fourth line. In that case, either Dainius Zubrus or Tommy Wingels would be scratched.

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