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Penguins and Predators might tinker with lineups for Stanley Cup finals Game 1

Penguins and Predators might tinker with lineups for Stanley Cup finals Game 1

Greetings from Pittsburgh, where Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals will be played Monday night at PPG Paints Arena.

Both the Penguins and the Nashville Predators held optional morning skates, which makes it difficult to project what their lines will be — and there are a few questions for both teams.

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said winger Patric Hornqvist will play, but he wouldn’t say who will come out of the lineup. Hornqvist suffered an upper-body injury during the Eastern Conference finals and hasn’t played since Game 1 of that series. Hornqvist is a former Predator and was acquired by the Penguins in the first trade made by Jim Rutherford when he was hired to be...

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