The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators played game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh Wednesday night. Matt Murray started in goal for the Penguins. Pekka Rinne would start in goal for the Predators. Chad Ruhwedel, David Warsofsky, Kevin Porter, Nick Bonino, Garrett Wilson, Frank Corrado, Cameron Gaunce, Tom Sestito, Mark Streit, Tom Kuhnhackl, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Oskar Sundqvist, Daniel Sprong, Josh Archibald, Dominik Simon, Derrick Pouliot, Sean Maguire, and Tristan Jarry would be the scratches for the Penguins. Anthony Bitetto, Petter Granberg, Cody Bass, Miikka Salomaki, Brad Hunt, Colin Wilson, Vladislav Kamenev, Cody McLeod, Kevin Fiala, Alexandre Carrier, Vernon Fiddler, Ryan Johansen, and Marek Mazanec would be the scratches for the Predators.
Jake Guentzel would score 2:46 into the first to give the penguins a 1-0 lead. Ian Cole and Sidney Crosby would get the assists. P.K. Subban would get called for holding at 4:50. The Predators would get called for too many men on the ice at 12:44. James Neal would serve the penalty. The Predators would have 12 shots to the Penguins 6 in the 1st.
Justin Schultz would get called for holding at 4:13 of the second. Roman Josi would score on the powerplay at 5:51 to tie the game at 1. Calle Järnkrok and Mattias Ekholm would get the assists. Frederick Gaudreau would score at 6:33 to make it 2-1 Predators. Austin Watson and Roman Josi would get the assists. Ryan Ellis would get called for boarding at 16:37 James Neal would score at 19:37 to make it 3-1. Viktor Arvidsson and Roman Josi would get the assists. The Predators would have 16 shots to the Penguins 13 in the 2nd.
Craig Smith would score unassisted at 4:54 of the third to make it 4-1. Carl Hagelin and Mattias Ekholm would each get called for roughing at 10:42. Sidney Crosby would get called for boarding at 12:43. Evgeni Malkin and Filip Forsberg would each get called for cross checking at 12:43. Mattias Ekholm would score on the powerplay to make it 5-1. Calle Jarnkrok and Colton Sissons would get the assists. Trevor Daley and Viktor Arvidsson would get called for holding, James Neal would get called for Unsportsmanlike conduct, and Ian Cole would get called for roughing at 15:24. Patric Hornqvist and Mattias Ekholm would each get a misconduct at 15:38. Phil Kessel would get called for roughing and Matt Cullen, Chris Kunitz, and Austin Watson would get misconducts. The Penguins would have 9 shots to the Predators 5 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 0 for 3 on the powerplay and 1 for 3 on the penalty kill. Matt Murray would make 28 saves on 33 shots. Jake Guentzel would have a goal. Sidney Crosby and Ian Cole would each have an assist. The Penguins still lead the series 2-1 with Game 4 on Monday in Nashville.