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Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup Final opener

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(TSX / STATS) -- PITTSBURGH -- Rookie Jake Guentzel's goal was so big that he ended two droughts with one shot, and he did it in a huge setting.

Guentzel scored a tiebreaking goal with 3:17 left on Monday night to help the Pittsburgh Penguins earn a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena.

Guentzel's goal, from the right dot using a screen in front of Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne, ended an incredible stretch of 37:09 with no shots by the Penguins, going back to the first period.

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