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Sharks' Marleau won't face more discipline for hit

San Jose forward received two-minute minor for illegal check to head of Pittsburgh's Bryan Rust in Game 1 of Cup Final

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PITTSBURGH -- San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau will not face supplemental discipline for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center on Monday.

On Tuesday, the NHL Department of Player Safety said that no additional discipline was merited for the hit, which occurred at 4:47 of the third period.

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Punjabi broadcast honors Penguins' Bonino

HEAR IT: Play-by-play man Singh captures winner by Pittsburgh center with memorable call

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Staff Writer

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks was the type of fast-paced, end-to-end hockey that can take your breath away whether you are a player or spectator.

But Harnarayan Singh, the play-by-play broadcaster for "Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi," had more than enough left to go full throttle on his call of the game-winning goal by Penguins forward Nick Bonino.

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Emotions high for Zatkoff in Game 1 of Cup Final

Penguins goalie shares thoughts on win over Sharks in blog for NHL.com

by Jeff Zatkoff / Special to NHL.com

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Jeff Zatkoff will be writing a blog for NHL.com throughout the course of the Stanley Cup Final. Zatkoff will check in after games and on some of the days between games.

Here is Zatkoff's entry following the Penguins' 3-2 win in Game 1 on Monday:

PITTSBURGH -- We all had that buildup today, especially after yesterday, when it was a little bit of a circus around the rink with Media Day. I know a lot of us have never seen that before, going through all the media, but we were back to normal on a game day.

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Early jitters cost Sharks in Game 1

Slow start too much to overcome in Cup Final opener

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Maybe it was, as some of the San Jose Sharks suggested, a case of nerves or some rust from not having played a game in five days.

Or, perhaps, facing the speed and relentless pressure of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time required some time to adapt.

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Penguins dictate the pace in Game 1 victory

Pittsburgh's speed forces San Jose out of comfort zone to open Stanley Cup Final

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

PITTSBURGH -- Only once did the action seem in slow motion.

Late in the third period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks, Penguins defenseman Kris Letang passed from the right-wing corner. The puck went by two Sharks defensemen: Brent Burns, approaching without his stick, unable to break up the pass, and Paul Martin, standing in front of the net, unaware of the man behind him.

Penguins forward Nick Bonino had time to settle the puck in front of his left skate, look up and shoot as Martin tried to recover and goaltender Martin Jones tried to slide across. It was a split-second. On this night, a split-second was forever.

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Dillon: We need to play Sharks hockey

San Jose defenseman shares thoughts on Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final in NHL.com blog

by Brenden Dillon / Special to NHL.com

San Jose defenseman Brenden Dillon will be keeping his own blog throughout the course of the Stanley Cup Final. Dillon will check in after games and on some of the off days in between games.

Here is Dillon's blog following the Sharks' 3-2 loss in Game 1 on Monday:

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Sharks' Braun plays Game 1 with heavy heart

San Jose defenseman is son-in-law of former NHL player Tom Lysiak, who died Monday

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

PITTSBURGH - San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun played Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final shortly after learning his father-in-law, former NHL player Tom Lysiak, died earlier Monday.

"It's a hard thing to go through," Braun said after a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center. "[I] would have liked to put a better effort out. Just have to separate that and come out and play a little better."

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Penguins' Crosby has 'twinkle in his eye'

Pittsburgh captain dazzles in Cup Final opener

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- The word stuck out because it was maybe the only word, or at least the perfect word, to describe Sidney Crosby's performance in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center on Monday.

"Inspiring," Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.

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Penguins rookies make history in Game 1 win

Rust, Sheary score first two goals of Cup Final, last accomplished in 1924

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins rookie forwards Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary accomplished something on Monday last achieved 92 years ago.

Rust and Sheary scored the first two goals of Pittsburgh's 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center. It was the first time since 1924 that rookies scored the opening two goals of a Cup Final, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

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Bonino comes up big for Penguins

Pittsburgh forward scores game-winning goal late in Cup Final opener

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH - Kris Letang did not know much time was left when he came down the ice on the attack. He did not know how much time was left when the stick was detached from the hands of Brent Burns, allowing for more time and space and opportunity.

Letang did not know how much time was left when he found Nick Bonino on the back door, or when the puck knuckled up and over the stick of Martin Jones, through the space between the goaltender's shoulder and the post.

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