The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators played game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final in Nashville Sunday 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. Cody Bass, Anthony Bitetto, Alexandre Carrier, Kevin Fiala, Vernon Fiddler, Petter Granberg, Brad Hunt, Ryan Johansen, Vladislav Kamenev, Marek Mazanec, PA Parenteau, Miikka Salomaki, and Harry Zolnierczyk would be the scratches for the Predators.
Ian Cole would get called for interference at 13:14 of the first. There would be no scoring in the first period. The Penguins would have 9 shots to the Predators 8 in the 1st.
Colton Sissons would put a puck in the net at 1:07 of the second but the play had been called dead due to the ref losing sight of the puck. Conor Sheary would get called for tripping at 4:38. The second would end still scoreless. The Penguins would have 13 shots to the Predators 11 in the 2nd.
Olli Maatta would get called for tripping at 7:19 of the third. Trevor Daley would get called for roughing at 8:47. Patric Hornqvist would score his 5th of the playoffs at 18:25 to make it 1-0 Penguins. Justin Schultz and Chris Kunitz would get the assists. Carl Hagelin would add an empty net goal at 19:46 to make it 2-0. Brian Dumoulin would get the lone assist. Nashville would have 8 shots to the Penguins 7 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would kill off all 4 penalties. Matt Murray would make 27 saves in the shutout performance. Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist would each have a goal. Chris Kunitz, Justin Schultz, and Brian Dumoulin would each have an assist.
The Penguins won the 2017 Stanley Cup. Sidney Crosby won the Conn Smythe for Playoff MVP. Congratulations to both teams for a great season and an awesome Stanley Cup final.