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P.K. Subban of Predators stands by guarantee of Game 3 win

Defenseman says 'there's no question' Nashville will defeat Penguins in return to home ice

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- P.K. Subban has not been shy about his confidence in the Nashville Predators and their ability to bounce back. 

The defenseman essentially guaranteed a Predators win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVA Sports) following a 4-1 loss in Game 2 at Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

"We don't lose in our building," Subban said. "So we're going back home, we're going to win the next game, and then we'll see what happens from there." 

 

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Subban doubled down on that guarantee Thursday, with Nashville trailing the best-of-7 series 2-0.

"I feel even more confident now that I've had a night of rest," Subban said. "There's no question. We're going to win the next game and then we'll move forward." 

The Predators are 7-1 at home during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including 3-0 in the first home game of a series. They expect a raucous crowd Saturday and will try to take the first step in evening the series before it heads back to Pittsburgh for Game 5.

Video: Subban: We're going to win the next game

"Well, they did what they had to do," Subban said. "I mean, that's what they're supposed to do. They wanted to take the games at home, and now we have two games at home and we want to take both. At the end of the day, it starts Saturday and you want to take one game at a time. We've had tremendous success in our building and we're going to take advantage of it."

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