Stanley Cup Playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins hold off late Nashville Predators rally to win Stanley Cup Final opener 5-3

Pittsburgh Penguins hold off late Nashville Predators rally to win Stanley Cup Final opener 5-3

Awakening from a slumber after going 37 minutes without taking a shot on goal, the Pittsburgh Penguins proved that they hadn’t forgotten how to shoot and score, after all.

Rookie Jake Guentzel broke a tie by scoring from the right side 16 minutes 43 seconds into the third period, ending the Penguins’ bizarre offensive lull and launching them to a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Nick Bonino scored into an empty net with 62 seconds left to secure the victory for the Penguins, who are trying to become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings won consecutive championships in 1997 and...

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