Predators Beat Penguins; Stanley Cup Finals Even at 2-2
Goalie Pekka Rinne was outstanding in net and rookie Frederick Gaudreau scored the go ahead goal for the second straight game as the Nashville Predators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in Nashville on June 5th to even the Stanley Cup Finals at two games apiece.
Rinne had 23 saves, but it wasn’t just the number, it was the way he made the saves and kept the determined Penguins from scoring again after Sidney Crosby’s game tying goal in the first period. Rinne was spectacular, and has been a different player at home than he was in the first two games in Pittsburgh. For the third game in a row, Pittsburgh was unable to score on a power play, going 0 for 3. They are now one for 16 in the Finals in that department.
The series returns to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on June 8th. We would not be surprised if this is one of those series where the home team wins every game.