Game One: 5-3 Pittsburgh Penguins
In Game One of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Nashville Predators trailed 3-0 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period. However, the Predators did not go down without a fight. Not allowing the Penguins to score all through the second period, the Nashville Predators made history for the Pittsburgh Penguins. This marked the first time in franchise history that they did not register a shot on goal during a playoffs period.
Ryan Ellis got the Predators on the board with an amazing power play at the 8:21 mark of the second period. Colton Sissons followed up with a second shot bringing the game to a 3-2 score.
With a 2-player effort, Austin Watson and Frederick Gaudreau tied the game to a score of 3-3. However, that’s when the Penguins decided it was time to make a come back. In the third period Jake Guentzel and Nick Bonino both achieved a shot on goal to bring the final score to 5-3, securing the win for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One.
“From the way we started and the way we continued on after that, I thought our guys played great,” Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. “I thought we played a good game. We hate the score. We hate the result. But we’ll move forward.”
To follow the Stanley Cup 2017 series and to find more information on the Nashville Predators: https://www.nhl.com/predators/news/nashville-predators-best-quotes-of-stanley-cup-final-media-day/c-289647694