The Pens look to finish off the Preds and their quest to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
MATCH: Penguins vs. Predators
SERIES: Stanley Cup Final, 3-2
TIME: 8 p.m. EST
PLACE: Bridgestone Arena
RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
The Pens are 1 victory away from winning back-to-back Stanley Cup titles for the 2nd time in team history (1991-92), becoming the 1st NHL team to repeat as champions since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings … Sidney Crosby chipped in 3 assists as the Pens' offense exploded for a 6-0 victory to take a 3-2 series edge. He has 27 points in the playoffs, 2nd in the NHL behind only teammate Evgeni Malkin's 28 (10G-18A) … Phil Kessel notched 3 points (1G-2A) in Game 5, giving him 23 on the year (8G-15A) … Goaltender Matt Murray bounced back from his 1st career back-to-back playoff losses with a 24-save shutout. It was his 1st shutout in the Stanley Cup Final, becoming just the 3rd rookie to do so in team history (Cam Ward, Patrick Roy) … Nashville has been the best home team in the NHL during the playoffs with a 9-1 record … Goalie Pekka Rinne has been night and day this series when at home or on the road. In Pittsburgh Rinne is 0-3 with a 5.42 goals-against average and .756 save percentage while being pulled in 2 of the 3 games. But in Nashville, Rinne is 2-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage … Pittsburgh injuries: Nick Bonino (lower-body), Tom Kuhnhackl (lower-body), Kris Letang (herniated disc), Chad Ruhwedel (concussion) … Nashville injuries: Kevin Fiala (femur), Ryan Johansen (AC syndrome).
MORNING SKATE REPORT:
*The Pens held an optional morning skate.
*Pittsburgh used the following workflow at Saturday's practice…