Hornqvist set to return for Pens, Fisher for Preds in Game 1

Pens, Preds both getting healthier for Game 1; Hornqvist in, Fisher expected to play

Amazingly, the game was tied after Austin Watson won a battle for the puck behind the Pittsburgh net just after a Nashville penalty had expired and he spotted an onrushing Frederick Gaudreau, his first ever goal in the National Hockey League tying the game with 6:31 to play in regulation. It was the third goal by the Penguins in seven shots on Rinne, who began the Cup Final with a sparkling.941 save percentage, and it should have inspired them.

Pacing themselves: After beating the trap-oriented Senators in the East finals, the Penguins expect a faster pace against the Predators. They find a way. It's their ability to survive when they don't.

Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette, rear, Cody McLeod, left, and Frederick Gaudreau, react during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh. He doesn't want to wait until Wednesday night. And yet it didn't matter.

Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh's superstar centre recorded a couple of assists and had a team-leading three (!) shots on goal in Game One.

The Penguins will have the luxury of doing it with the lead. After Nick Bonino's goal to make it 3-0 with 17 seconds left in the first, the Penguins started shooting blanks.

That was it for shots on Rinne though until Guentzel's go-ahead goal and eventual game-winner. "But certainly, I think he's a guy that we know we can rely on here to help us win games".

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Just like that, the Predators went from being up 1-0 to going down 3-0 after the Penguins scored three goals in four minutes and 11 seconds. "They played well. I'm not a huge fan of killing yourself, but we did not play well".

"It seemed like we had a discussion between periods about staying on our toes, and playing the right way, and not trying to defend the lead or sit on the lead, we wanted to go out and try to get the next goal".

Colton Sissons has scored on a deflection on the power play.

A high wrist shot that beat Rinne, who went the longest of his career without seeing rubber. "I can't remember facing that kind of game before".

But here they are after their 5-3 win on Monday night sitting just three wins away from winning the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row. You look at the two teams' four forward lines and the disparity in overall talent between the Penguins and Predators borders on ridiculous.

Nashville Predators fans have copied the tradition of those who follow the Detroit Red Wings, adapting the Red Wings' octopus toss and making it their own using catfish. None of us in our dressing room are fooled by the score tonight. "But we'll move forward".

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All them doctors know that. " We need the best possible player that's gonna help us win, and I'm with that ", Thomas said. The world knows what I bring to the table and I can't do anything to control anything else. "We'll go from there".

It's the first time in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals history that a sixteen seed makes it to the finals, ever. Pittsburgh challenged, however, and it was ruled upon review that Filip Forsberg was offside preceding the shot. They haven't at any point during their remarkable run.

Ken Strauss of Pittsburgh said, "I'd like to see Crosby and Malkin get on the board early with some goals and I expect Murray to continue to play great". The final stat line - five goals on 12 shots for Pittsburgh - the lowest shot total for a winning team in the Stanley Cup Final.

Nashville kept coming. Sissons beat Murray 10:06 into the third and Gaudreau tied it just after a fruitless Pittsburgh power play.

A position the Penguins have become increasingly comfortable in under Sullivan. Of course it's infinitely better to steal an unwarranted win than to take a hard-luck loss.

Just 1:05 later, Sheary had an open net behind Rinne for a tap-in near the right post on a pinpoint feed from Chris Kunitz for a 2-0 Penguins lead.

"We knew for sure", Bonino said of the drought.

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