Haggy is a good player.
In order to win, though, the Predators must clean up their defense, remain disciplined and get some quality goaltending. "I've been scoring my whole career, I've been putting points on the board, so hopefully I can do it tonight because we need some goals".
Through two games of the Stanley Cup Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been badly outshot, lost the majority of faceoffs and had the puck far less than the Nashville Predators. Nashville battled back with a goal in the second period and two goals by the middle of the third period to tie at 3-3. There will be no goalie controversy heading into Game 4 on Monday night.
Wall to wall fans lined the world famous establishments in Predators gear and overflowed onto rooftops just to catch a glimpse of the arrival of the Stanley Cup Final for the first time ever in Music City, U.S.A. "He went on to tell me that my breath smelled bad and I really don't understand why because I used Listerine before the game". After a 1-0 lead on a Pontus Aberg goal, the Penguins took over from there. "It's going to be a challenge, and we're going to have to be ready".
Saturday's crowd fired five catfish on the ice before and during Game 3. The next year, Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to their first title in what would be the beginning of a second championship three-peat.
"I think he's surprising everybody with how good he is", Predators forward James Neal said about Gaudreau. According to NHL Public Relations, no rookie has led the playoffs outright in playoff goal scoring since the NHL took control of the Stanley Cup in 1926-27.
"We knew it would be a big turnout because even coming to the regular season games, it's always wild", Dodson said. He's considered a game-time decision, and center Matt Cullen said: "Bones is a huge part of everything we do. That happens, but we give up one pretty soon after that one and then one late in the period that you can't give up with 25 seconds left or whatever it is.
Bonino, who blocked a P.K. Subban shot and had to be helped off the ice before returning in Game 2, was seen wearing a walking boot after the Penguins landed in Nashville.
And then the second period happened. The Predators probably got away with a few big infractions on Wednesday and still gave Pittsburgh seven power-play opportunities during a Game 2 in which the officiating crew failed to prevent physicality from devolving into recklessness.