On a Sunday morning let’s take a look back to the Penguins last game on this date, May 31st, which happened to be a Stanley Cup Final game. Pittsburgh would top the Nashville Predators to take a 2-0 series lead.
Here’s the game recap I wrote back then. Always fun to go back down memory lane.
After the Pens fell behind 1-0, Conor Sheary would setup Jake Guentzel for a goal to get Pittsburgh on the board. It looks like we may just get to see Sheary and Guentzel rising again if the NHL can get the season going again.
Guentzel’s 11 goals tie Marchand (2011) and Roenick (1990) for the second most goals scored by a rookie in a single playoff run. pic.twitter.com/PjvfdrW9VA— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 1, 2017
After two periods shots were 32-19 in favor of the Predators. It was a great job by Matt Murray to keep it a 1-1 game going into the third. At that point, the Pens took over and the wheels fell off for Pekka Rinne. Guentzel would add his second of the game, pouncing on a big rebound kicked out by Rinne.
We love this kid. pic.twitter.com/HdTroLc5ZY— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 1, 2017
Scott Wilson would strike next to make it 3-1. The old Wilson-Malkin-Kessel line who could forget.
Wilson knocks one in net front! We can't stop smiling. pic.twitter.com/4cVXmEpjAz— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 1, 2017
Evgeni Malkin would make it 4-1 and end Rinne’s night, picking the top corner of his glove side and the rout was on.
Malkin goes top shelf and chases Rinne from the game pic.twitter.com/Dtw37avC9c— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 1, 2017
The Pens scored again but it was negated on an offside challenge. The score would end 4-1 and Pittsburgh took a commanding 2-0 lead that they would never look back from.