The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators went back and forth with opportunity after opportunity for the first two periods. Then the third period happened and in 3:18, the game was flipped upside down. Just like that, the Pens led 4-1. Rookie sensation Jake Guenztel just keeps scoring as he tallied two more goals in the Penguins victory. As of right now, he should be the Conn Smythe recipient.
Guentzel and Steve Thomas are only two rookies to have three multi-goal games in the playoffs.
Most multi-goal games by a rookie (playoffs):— Eric Hornick (@ehornick) June 1, 2017
3 – Guentzel
3- Steve Thomas
(that's it) #StanleyCup
The other bright spot for the Pens has been Matt Murray. He has been all-world again for them, stopping all but one shot in Game 2. Murray has allowed only 4 goals on 63 shots in the two games thus far. If he continues this play, it will be a very short and quick series. However, Pittsburgh’s weak spot right now is their power play. In spite of all the talent they have, they went 0 for 6 in Game 2. Although Pittsburgh went through Game 2 without a power play goal, the Penguins still won 4-1.
Even with the Penguins winning and leading the series 2-0, there are two things the Penguins need to tweak and improve upon for Game 3. They need to get the power play going, and cannot allow the Predators to shoot at will.
The Penguins are TWO wins away from back-to-back Stanley Cups. As the series shifts to Nashville, can the Penguins keep rolling? Stay tuned for Game 3.
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