The Pittsburgh Penguins took Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final 4-1, chasing Pekka Rinne in the process, and now holding a 2-0 series lead.

Nashville got out to a 1-0 lead halfway through the first period, with a goal from Pontus Aberg. Pittsburgh evened the score shortly after on a goal from Rookie Jake Guentzel.

After a scoreless second period, the Penguins found the back of the net three times in the first 3 minutes and 28 seconds of the third with goals from Guentzel, Scott Wilson, and Evgeni Malkin. This chased Pekka Rinne from the game. Through the first two games, Rinne has given up 8 goals on 36 shots giving him a .778 save percentage. On the other hand, Matt Murray was solid for Pittsburgh, stopping 37 of 38 shots.

The series shifts to Nashville for Game 3 Saturday night. Facing a 2-0 deficit, The Predators hope to find success at home as they have previous during these playoffs (7-1 record). The last team to come back and win the Stanley Cup after being down 2-0 was the 2011 Boston Bruins.

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