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Matt Cullen enjoying being role player with Penguins

Fourth-line center, 40, trying to win Stanley Cup for third time, not thinking about retirement

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- A year later, Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen's story has not changed, except he's a year older and his name is engraved on the Stanley Cup one more time.

Cullen, 40, is again playing for the Stanley Cup with the Penguins, this time against one of his former teams, the Nashville Predators, and he still doesn't know what he'll do next, if he'll retire in the offseason or give it a go for another year.

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Marc-Andre Fleury savoring another playoff run with Penguins

Goalie focused on winning second straight Cup, not future in Pittsburgh

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had to share his interview space with forward Carter Rowney at 2017 Stanley Cup Final Media Day. Goalie Matt Murray had a podium all to himself.

It's a minor thing, who is assigned to sit where and with whom, if anybody, at media day, but in this case it was symbolic.

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Evgeni Malkin preparing for 'hardest challenge of my life'

Penguins center expects biggest test of career in Stanley Cup Final against Predators defensemen

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- In the past 14 months, Pittsburgh Penguins centers Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby have gone head to head in Stanley Cup Playoff games against defensemen such as Ryan McDonagh, Seth Jones, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and, most recently, Erik Karlsson, arguably the best defenseman in the NHL right now.

Their biggest test awaits them in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final against the Nashville Predators.

"I think it will be the hardest challenge in my life," Malkin said during 2017 Stanley Cup Final Media Day. "Usually it's one Karlsson. Here [it's] like four Karlssons."

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Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby driving Penguins, each other

Internal competition between top two players has helped Pittsburgh return to Stanley Cup Final

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Imagine Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin on any of the other 29 (soon to be 30) NHL teams, centering the top line and holding his own as one of the best players in the League, but without Sidney Crosby as his teammate.

It's hard to do, right? It's hard to picture Malkin anywhere else, wearing No. 71 in different colors.

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Why Penguins will win Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh continues to adjust, has shown resiliency throughout playoffs

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Losing defenseman Kris Letang to a season-ending injury before the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs didn't prevent the Pittsburgh Penguins from getting to the Stanley Cup Final.

It won't prevent the Penguins from repeating as Stanley Cup champions either.

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10 storylines for Stanley Cup Final

Penguins' bid to repeat, Predators' productive defense among areas to watch

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The matchup is set. It's the Nashville Predators vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final. 

Game 1 is in Pittsburgh on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). 

Here are 10 storylines that could dominate the headlines in the days and weeks ahead, as the NHL moves closer to crowning the 2017 Stanley Cup champion:

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Senators in 'utter disbelief' after Game 7, double-overtime loss

Fall one game short of Stanley Cup Final when Penguins score

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Bobby Ryan had the perfect view to watch the Ottawa Senators' season end.

"I just want to go home," Ryan said.

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Senators focus on positives after Game 7 loss to Penguins

Proud of accomplishments despite falling short of Stanley Cup Final

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Somehow through the devastation, the disappointment and the heartbreak, Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson saw hope.

"Not only for me, but for this team and this organization, this was a big step forward in the direction we want to head in," Karlsson said.

The wound that will take an offseason, or maybe longer, to heal, was open for no more than 20 minutes when Karlsson spoke those words. 

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Senators go with experience in Game 7 against Penguins

Veteran forward Chris Kelly or Tommy Wingels will be in lineup

by Dan Rosen @DRosenNHL / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher believes experience can be a factor, which is why he will insert either center Chris Kelly or right wing Tommy Wingels into the lineup for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Rookie forward Colin White, 20, who played in Game 6 on Tuesday, will be scratched. Boucher also said there will be no changes on defense and goalie Craig Anderson will start.

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Guy Boucher hopes for better Game 7 outcome with Senators

Ottawa coach, who lost conference final with Lightning in 2011, eyes win against Penguins

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher still remembers the details when he was in the exact same position six years ago.

Boucher, who will coach the Senators against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), was standing behind the Tampa Bay Lightning bench in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Bruins on May 27, 2011.

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