Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

  • Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

But after giving up four goals on 11 shots in Game 1, he collapsed in the third period on Wednesday.

The City of Clarksville will host a free Predators viewing party near City Hall on Wednesday evening for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Pittsburgh Penguins were outshot, again.

The Nashville Predators are a ideal 6-0 in their last six games coming off a loss.

He's only two points (19) from matching the rookie mark for points in a single playoff, now with 19 points in 21 games.

Pekka Rinne wasn't on the ice for the end of Game 2. You can see above that Columbus and Washington did a much better job of generating against the Penguins. Those numbers ballooned after the first two games against the Penguins. The puck trickled under goaltender Pekka Rinne's pads at 3:13 to make it 3-1.

A mere 10 seconds into the third period, Bryan Rust fired a long-range shot that bounced off Rinne and onto Guentzel's stick for the game-winner. Matt Murray finished with 23 saves for the Penguins, who used the first coach's challenge in Final history to wipe out an early Nashville goal and held on despite their astonishing shot drought. The win brought Pittsburgh to 17-7 over its last 24 playoff home games.

In Game 1, the Penguins pushed three goals by Rinne in a span of 4:11 in the first period to build a 3-0 lead. Pittsburgh didn't manage a shot on net in the second period, the first time it's happened in a playoff game in franchise history - and the first such period by any team in a Final game since the National Hockey League began tracking shots on goal in 1958.

This time, Pittsburgh's flurry came a little bit later. At the other end, Rinne looked like he couldn't wait for the period to end. The Predators are also blowing away the Penguins in the faceoff circle, winning 62 percent of draws through 40 minutes. "But it was a good finish there to get that one from Jake". They matched that, firing six shots in the opening 3:28 of the third period.

"We're not looking at anybody", said Nashville defenceman P.K. Subban, when asked about Rinne's performance.

Rupp: The Penguins will need to continue to rely on their offensive success to beat Rinne and win. Well, everything except another catfish on the ice. Their aggressive forecheck and solid defensive effort went a long way toward frustrating Sidney Crosby, Malkin, Phil Kessel et al in Game 1.

Nashville is very strong defensively.

It's Aberg's second goal of the playoffs.

Nashville could have folded the tent after having a goal disallowed by an offside challenge and then falling behind the high-octane Pens. Take this hit on Matt Cullen that could've been called a penalty, but wasn't.

Conor Sheary scored his first of the playoffs and Evgeni Malkin collected his eighth. Pittsburgh also did it in 2009, losing both games on the road against Detroit.

Catfish watch is on for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. It's a playoff tradition in Nashville, one that dates back to 2003, per the Tennessean, but for Jake Waddell, a Predators fan who traveled all the way from Tennessee to Pittsburgh and went to exorbitant lengths to hide a rotting fish in his underwear, there may be a serious price to pay. Two Predators fans he met by chance had agreed to screenshot their e-tickets to allow Waddell to get into the seating area.

- He paid $350 for a pair of upper-level tickets to the game, then bought "an entirely too big" catfish at a Tennessee market.

Country music star Alan Jackson will play a concert prior to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Nashville on Saturday. The newest Country Music Hall of Fame inductee says he's proud to be included in the Predators' Cup Final run.

"They are opportunistic, they've got good players", said Nashville coach Peter Laviolette. "But we know the ultimate goal is two more wins and they're going to be tough to get".