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Game Preview: Pens-Preds (Game 2)

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens go for the home sweep in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Predators

SERIES: Stanley Cup Final, 1-0 PIT

TIME: 8 p.m. EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: NBCSN

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The Pens look to take a 2-0 series lead and sweep the opening 2 games at home in the Stanley Cup Final … Jake Guentzel broke his 8-game goal-less streak with his NHL leading 10th postseason goal, which was also the game-winner. Guentzel's 4 game-winners tied an NHL rookie record … Nick Bonino and Conor Sheary also broke personal goal-less streaks in Game 1. Bonino, who had 2 goals in Game 1, has a 4-game home scoring streak with 5 points (3G-2A) … Pittsburgh's 12 shots in Game 1 were the fewest ever in a playoff game in franchise history. It also registered a 0 shot second-period, the first shotless period in team history … Pittsburgh injuries: Tom Kuhnhackl (lower-body), Kris Letang (herniated disc), Chad Ruhwedel (concussion) … Nashville trails in a playoff series for 1st time this year after losing Game 1 … Preds captain Mike Fisher returned to the lineup in Game 1 after missing 2 games with an injury. He posted 2 helpers … Calle Jarnkrok had 3 points (2G-1A) in the regular season against the Pens, and 1 assist in Game 1 … Nashville injuries: Kevin Fiala (broken femur), Ryan Johansen (acute compartment syndrome).

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