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Michael Keaton attends Game 2, cheers on Penguins

Academy Award-nominated actor shown on jumbotron waving Terrible Towel

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Michael Keaton takes in Game 2

Michael Keaton cheers on the Pittsburgh Penguins

Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated actor Michael Keaton roots on his hometown Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final

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Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Keaton was at the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday cheering on his Pittsburgh Penguins.

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He's Singh-ing Sheary's praises

Call on Penguins overtime goal another to remember for Punjabi broadcast

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Harnarayan Singh of "Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi" was at it again on Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Singh, the play-by-play man whose excitable calls of Pittsburgh Penguins goals during the Stanley Cup Final have gone viral, lived up to his reputation when Conor Sheary scored at 2:35 of overtime to give the Penguins a 2-1 win against the San Jose Sharks and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.

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Penguins' Sheary in select company

Becomes fifth rookie to score overtime goal in Cup Final, first in 30 years

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Conor Sheary scored 2:35 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Sheary, 23, became the fifth rookie to score an overtime goal in the Cup Final and the first to do so in 30 years. The last was by center Brian Skrudland of the Montreal Canadiens in 1986.

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'The Wall' gave Zatkoff good vibes about Game 2

Penguins goalie shares how he saw positive signs before win against Sharks in blog for NHL.com

by Jeff Zatkoff / Special to NHL.com

Pittsburgh Penguins third-string goalie Jeff Zatkoff will be keeping his own blog throughout the course of the Stanley Cup Final. Zatkoff will check in after games and on some of the off days between games.

Here is Zatkoff's blog following the Penguins' 2-1 overtime win in Game 2 on Wednesday:

PITTSBURGH -- I had a good feeling about Game 2. It was all about "The Wall" in sewer ball.

OK, let me explain, because you're probably wondering what I'm talking about.

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Dillon says Sharks still confident they can win Cup

In NHL.com blog, defenseman contends Final isn't over despite losses to Penguins in first two games

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 2-1 overtime loss in Game 2 on Wednesday:

Obviously, you want to come in here and have the mindset of winning both games. That is the approach you want to take when you start a series. But when you lose Game 1 like we did, we were still really positive. We felt like we broke it down and made some adjustments.

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Penguins' Crosby draws up winning play on fly

Gives teammates specific instructions for faceoff that led to Sheary's Game 2 OT goal against Sharks

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby took 24 faceoffs Wednesday, calling the play on each one of them.

"So I got [23] wrong tonight," Crosby said.

The one he called right helped send the Pittsburgh Penguins to San Jose with a chance to win the Stanley Cup.

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Couture: Sharks 'need to be a lot better'

After Game 2 loss, forward says San Jose must reduce turnovers, get more shots on goal

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

PITTSBURGH -- Center Logan Couture is often the conscience of the San Jose Sharks, especially in bad times.

Times haven't been much worse for the Sharks than they are now, not after a 2-1 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday has them trailing 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. Only three of the 36 teams that opened a Final with back-to-back losses on the road have come back to win the Stanley Cup. If the Sharks are to be the fourth, they will have to be much better than they were during the first two games.

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Sharks don't believe writing is on the wall

San Jose not ready to give Stanley Cup to Pittsburgh despite trailing 2-0 in series

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- The San Jose Sharks believe the expectations of their imminent demise are premature.

Sure, there doesn't appear to be a lot for the Sharks to be optimistic about after their 2-1 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday. San Jose trails the best-of-7 series 2-0 with Game 3 on Saturday at SAP Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports) and is grasping for any positives to build upon.

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Penguins far better team in Games 1 and 2

Pittsburgh dominating Stanley Cup Final despite two one-goal victories

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

PITTSBURGH -- It isn't as close as it looks.

The Pittsburgh Penguins' 2-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final came in overtime Wednesday, after the winning goal in their 3-2 victory in Game 1 Monday came with 2:33 left in the third period.

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Mourning Braun gives Sharks boost, for moment

Goal in loss to Penguins in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final comes two days after father-in-law's death

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- There were shadows under Justin Braun's eyes, deep smudges of tawny brown. There was no telling where they had come from, from the physical torment of 80 regular-season games and 20 more in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, from the disappointment and frustration of going down 2-0 in the Final to the Pittsburgh Penguins, from the personal loss that stung him and his family in the morning before Game 1.

It likely was all three. It had been a difficult week, a wrenching week, and Braun seemed tired, drained as midnight neared Wednesday, with the prospect of a flight Thursday not to San Jose with his teammates, where the Sharks will begin preparations for what they hope is a series-salvaging Game 3, but to Atlanta.

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