Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final will begin tonight when the puck drops at 8 p.m. Eastern at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final went to the defending champion, the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3. The Nashville Predators were buried in an early 3-0 hole, but managed tie the score at 3-3. Although the Pens were able to regain their lead, the Predators outshot Pittsburgh 26-12. The Penguins went almost two periods without a shot on goal.
“None of us in our dressing room is fooled by the score tonight,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan told reporters following Monday night’s win.
Conor Sheary scored his first goal of the playoffs and Evgeni Malkin recorded his eighth. Jake Guentzel scored the game-winner, which marked his 10th goal of the playoffs. Nick Bonino scored his second goal of the game into an empty net with 1:02 left in regulation. Goaltender Matt Murray finished with 23 saves for the Penguins.
The Predators are in their first Stanley Cup Final against the Penguins, who are vying to be the first team since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings to win the Cup in consecutive years.
Here’s how to watch Game 2 in the best-of-seven series:
Predators-Penguins Game 2 Details
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
When: Wednesday, May 31
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern
TV Channel: NBCSN (USA), CBC (Canada), TVA Sports (Canada)