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Penguins/Predators Recap: Get out front, stay out front. Pens win

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The Penguins beat the Predators for the second straight night

Nashville Predators v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

Lineups

Welcome back, Patric Hornqvist

Game

32 seconds in, Bryan Rust follows up a shot for his first goal of the night, but it wouldn’t be his last one.

The Penguins make it 2-0 shortly after with Dominik Kahun ripping one in after a nice pass from (checks notes) yep, Alex Galchenyuk from behind the net.

Kris Letang launches a rocket on the power play to make it 3-0 still in the first.

Viktor Arvidsson scored one on Matt Murray on a Nashville power play to make it 3-1, but the Pens got it back with Galchenyuk staying hot for a second goal in as many games to extend the lead to 4-1.

The Predators would battle back to tie the game, Craig Smith scored and then Markus Granlund scored two in a row to make it 4-4.

Then the Pens pushed in front to stay in the third period with Jake Guentzel jamming in his 19th of the year.

Bryan Rust scored on the empty net to bring it home for a 6-4 Pens win.

Two days, two wins for Pittsburgh over Nashville.