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The Nashville Predators rode the wave of a huge emotional surge that accompanied their first home Stanley Cup Final game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night. Penguins vs. Predators Live Stream, TV Schedule, Odds and Pre Game 4. Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators lock horns in the Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight. The game tips off at 8:00 PM EST in Bridgestone Arena. NBCSN will be doing the national TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on FuboTV.
The Pittsburgh Penguins lost Game 5 to Nashville due to their lacking ability to capitalize on power-play. They are 1-for-13 with four shots on goal in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Nashville Predators. The Pens were 0-for-3 with one shot on goal in a 5-1 loss in Game 3 on Saturday. Also, they were 0-for-7, smashing just two shots in Game 2.
Sidney Crosby and the Penguins would like to improve their power-play production in the Stanley Cup Final. The Nashville Predators rode the wave of a huge emotional surge that accompanied their first home Stanley Cup Final game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night.
Another runaway victory by the Predators seems unlikely because the Penguins are a veteran team that has been through the playoff wars during the Sidney Crosby era. The Pittsburgh captain is playing in the fourth Stanley Cup Final of his career, and he is competing for his third Stanley Cup championship.
One of the keys for Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and their teammates is showing improvement on the power play. The Penguins have failed to score on their last 12 power-play opportunities, and that needs to changes quickly.
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The issues are most likely based on the Predators doing an excellent job while short-handed and the Pens having problems with their power-play setup.
“We’ve been doing a good job of getting our clears down the ice when we’ve had a chance,” said Nashville forward Colton Sissons, per Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “That’s huge. It takes 10 or 15 seconds off the clock every time, and we’ve given them some troubles just getting into our zone. Their breakouts, with possession, have given them some trouble.”
The Penguins spent part of their Sunday practice working on their power play, and while head coach Mike Sullivan said that his team did not do anything new during the session, there was an emphasis on shooting the puck when the opportunity was there.
In addition to the Big 2 of Crosby and Malkin, the Penguins need more from winger Phil Kessel, who has failed to score in his last five postseason games.
Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet said that Kessel needs to recognize the scoring opportunities he has and take them, rather than pass the puck and look to make the picture-perfect pass.
“A guy with that caliber of shot, very rarely he should be looking to pass,” Tocchet said, per Dan Rosen of NHL.com. “He’s an unselfish guy, but he’s got to be selfish in these moments. If he gets those three chances again, I think he’s got to come off the wall and really rip ’em.”
The words of Sullivan and Tocchet indicate that the Penguins need to follow the advice that is regularly shouted from the fans in the stands: “Shoot the puck.”
The oddsmakers believe the Predators will find a way to even the series up in Game 4. Nashville is a minus-154 favorite to win the game, according to OddsShark, meaning that a Nashville backer would have to risk $154 to win $100. The Penguins are plus-139 underdogs.