Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie quandary: Murray vs Fleury - Game 5

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie quandary: Murray vs Fleury - Game 5

Still, it's better late than never. Filip Forsberg, the most risky Predator and someone who also notched 31 this season, also landed only his first of the final in Game 4 and it came into an empty net. They chant like they're taking in a European football match and they throw everything from game programs to rally towels to giant dead catfish on the ice. But we really liked the way we played in Game 1.

Gaudreau's goal was his third of the series. But it was Rinne who was the difference maker throughout a game that could have gone either way if not for a big save at the right time. Neither looked very good on Thursday, as the two bottom-pair defencemen combined for a minus-5 rating. Both could have been classified as turning points. Meanwhile, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan was not ready to name his starter for Game 5 after Matt Murray's two sub-par performances in Games 3 and 4. "That was the case in our building and it was the case in their building". The 34-year-old stopped 50-of-52 shots in Nashville's two wins, including breakaway stops of Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Moments later, the puck went the other way and Gaudreau scored on a wraparound to make it 2-1.

"If you score one goal, it is not enough to win", he said. It goes on for the Predators.

"It was much like the first two games in their rink". It's quite possible that we can close this out on Sunday and hoist the Stanley Cup at the Bridgestone Arena, you know, where they said hockey wouldn't work, in a city that wouldn't support it. "I don't know how coaches do it".

On the fourth goal, Crosby wheeled behind the net and found Conor Sheary with a backhand pass.

While most expected Kessel and Crosby would play a lot together when the former was traded to Pittsburgh, Sullivan said they are more effective playing on separate lines. Crosby was that unsafe.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The goals that came so easily to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final - the ones that arrived in bunches and seemed to signal an emphatic end to Pekka Rinne's spectacular playoff run - have disappeared.

The big problem, however, wasn't Nashville's defence. He skated in on Rinne, holding the puck, faking a slap shot and then slipping one past the goalie for his eighth goal and 24th point of the playoffs. According to him, everyone is exhausted at this time of year, and he realizes how close he and teammates are to making history and having another fun summer. On the ensuing face-off, Filip Forsberg scored from the opposite goal line, almost 200 feet away, making it 4-1 and game over.

They know they have to make improvements in their game to stop Nashville's momentum in the series, but in general, they were happy with how they played in a 4-1 loss in Game 4 on Monday.

"It's unbelievable", said Rinne, who was sensational in Games 3 and 4 in Nashville, helping the Predators even the series. "It felt good. I feel like I'm all over the puck and making plays and forechecking hard ..." "But I've got to do a better job finding the back of the net". After going through three rounds without even registering a point, Fisher has four assists in the final. But it was Arvidsson who used his speed to motor up the ice and create the breakaway.

While Pittsburgh center Matt Cullen said there are no moral victories during the postseason, the way the Penguins were able to generate odd-man rushes and stretch the ice were encouraging. "He's the heartbeat of the team".

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