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'All Access' shows emotions of Final on, off ice

Latest episode of Showtime series highlights Predators, Penguins continuing quest for Cup in Nashville

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All Access: Quest For The Stanley Cup Ep. 4 Preview

New episodes of All Access: Quest For The Stanley Cup, your exclusive access to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, debut Fridays at 8pm on Showtime

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Inside the "Doghouse," also known as the Nashville Predators locker room at Bridgestone Arena, players and coaches are confident their comeback from down 2-0 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final will begin in Game 3 in Nashville on June 5.

The key, coach Peter Laviolette says, is to channel the emotions from what resembles a crazy college atmosphere into something positive.

"Harness that energy and attack, attack, attack," he says. "We're on the hunt here tonight pulling a win our way. Let's have some fun with what we're doing here."

Video: Showtime All Access Ep. 4: Coaches

Down the hall, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is giving his players a pep talk about what they're about to experience, the challenge of competing in what's become the NHL's most raucous arena.

Though Sullivan and the Penguins are two wins from becoming the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1998, the toughest task is about to commence.

"We can't look for the easy way," Sullivan says. "We have to embrace the hard way."

Video: Showtime All Access Ep. 4: Preds respond in Game 3

A behind-the-scenes look at those pregame speeches are part of the next episode of Showtime Sports' "All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup," which debuts Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

You'll also enjoy highlights from Game 3, when goals by Predators defenseman Roman Josi and forward Frederick Gaudreau 42 seconds apart sparked a 5-1 Predators win in the first Stanley Cup Final game played in Nashville.

The episode also features as look at Penguins forward Nick Bonino spending time with his wife, Lauren, and their 1-year-old daughter, Maisie, while discussing the emotions of becoming a champion six months after Maisie was born Jan. 5, 2016.

"To have a baby and win the Cup in one year, it's pretty special," Bonino said.

Video: Showtime All Access Ep. 4: Nick Bonino and family

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