Thursday, June 08, 2017

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins Crush Predators To Take 3-2 Series Lead; Pittsburgh Can Lock Up Second Straight Cup Title With Win On Sunday In Music City

At Pittsburgh:
In Thursday's fifth game of the Stanley Cup Final, Justin Schultz (power play; that's him on the right, celebrating after scoring), Bryan Rust, and Evgeni Malkin each scored once in the first period while Conro Sheary, Phil Kessel, and Ron Hainsey each did likewise in the second period, and Matt Murray saved all 24 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins demolished the visiting Nashville Predators 6-0 to take a three-games-to-none series lead.

Sidney Crosby had three assists for the Penguins.

The Penguins can lock up their second straight Stanley Cup Title (and become the first club since the Detroit Red Wings of 1997 and 1998 to do it in back-to-back years) with a game-six win in Nashville on Sunday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (NBC).

USA Today Sports photo by Donald Wright

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