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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1 C. McDavid, Edm1003070
2 S. Crosby, Pit894445
3 P. Kane, Chi893455
4 N. Backstrom, Was862363
5 N. Kucherov, TB854045
6 B. Marchand, Bos853946
7 M. Scheifele, Wpg823250
8 L. Draisaitl, Edm772948
9 B. Burns, SJ762947
10 V. Tarasenko, StL753936
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1 S. Bobrovsky, Cls2.06
2 B. Holtby, Was2.07
3 J. Howard, Det2.10
4 P. Budaj, TB2.18
5 J. Gibson, Anh2.22
6 C. Price, Mon2.23
7 T. Rask, Bos2.23
8 D. Dubnyk, Min2.25
9 A. Raanta, NYR2.26
10 C. Anderson, Ott2.28
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