The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators played game 4 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, Scott Wilson, Cameron Gaunce, Tom Sestito, Mark Streit, Tom Kuhnhackl, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Oskar Sundqvist, Daniel Sprong, 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.
Patric Hornqvist would get called for tripping at 7:15 of the first. Calle Jarnkrok would score at 14:51 to give the Predators a 1-0 lead. Craig Smith and Austin Watson would get the assists.The Penguins would challenge the goal for goaltender interference but the goal would stand. With the unsuccessful challenge the Penguins would lose their timeout. Sidney Crosby would score at 15:57 to tie the game at 1. Brian Dumoulin would get the lone assist. James Neal would get called for interference at 19:18. The Predators would have 7 shots to the Penguins 6 in the 1st.
Frederick Gaudreau would score at 3:45 of the second to give the Predators a 2-1 lead. Ryan Ellis and Harry Zolnierczyk would get the assists. That goal would come after NHL officials in Toronto would review the play Ron Hainsey would get called for high sticking at 6:15. Viktor Arvidsson would score at 13:08 to make it 3-1. Mike Fisher and James Neal would get the assists. The Penguins and Predators would each have 8 shots in the 2nd.
Filip Forsberg would add an empty net goal at 16:37 of the third. Mattias Ekholm and P.K. Subban would get the assists. Mattias Ekholm and Josh Archibald would each get called for slashing and Ekholm would pick up an extra 2 for roughing at 18:21. Ryan Ellis would get called for cross checking at 19:35. The Predators would have 11 shots to the Penguins 10 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 0 for 2 on the powerplay and kill off both penalties. Matt Murray would make 22 saves on 25 shots. Sidney Crosby would have a goal. Brian Dumoulin would have an assist. The Series is tied at 2 games each with game 5 on Thursday in Pittsburgh.