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Game Preview: Pens-Preds (Game 4)

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens face off against the Nashville in a Music City showdown. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Predators

SERIES: Stanley Cup Final, 2-1 PIT

TIME: 8 p.m. EST

PLACE: Bridgestone Arena


RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X


The home team has won every contest during the Final. Nashville hopes to keep that streak alive and even the series at 2-2, while Pittsburgh would love to put a 3-1 stranglehold on the series … Nashville bounced back in Game 3 with a 5-1 victory. The Predators had 5 different goal scorers and 9 players recording a point … Goaltender Pekka Rinne returned to his old form by stopping 27 of 28 shots against the Pens in Game 3. He'd allowed 8 goals in the 2 previous games and was pulled in Game 2 … Pens center Nick Bonino missed Game 3 after suffering a lower-body injury blocking a shot in Game 2. Although he returned to finish Game 2 he wasn't able to play in Game 3. He is a game-time decision for Game 4 … The Pens worked on their power play during Sunday's practice. Pittsburgh is 1 for 14 on man-advantage in the Final and is an area its discussed improving … Jake Guentzel continues to rewrite the NHL record books for a rookie. His 13 goals lead the league and he is 1 shy of tying the NHL record for a rookie (Dino Ciccarelli, 14) … Pittsburgh injuries: Bonino (lower-body), Tom Kuhnhackl (lower-body), Kris Letang (herniated disc), Chad Ruhwedel (concussion) … Nashville injuries: Kevin Fiala (femur), Ryan Johansen (AC syndrome).

*The Pens held an extremely optional morning skate. Only 8 players and 2 goalies (Murray, Fleury) took part. 

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