Pekka Rinne's game seemed to be in tatters and the Penguins fan base was musing whether it preferred a clean sweep or just a split of the two games in Nashville so the defending champions could raise the Cup on home ice.
PLUS Defenseman Ron Hainsey had one of his finest outings of the playoffs during Game 5, scoring a goal and adding an assist.
All the good mojo Rinne generated while helping Nashville rally to tie the series at 2 vanished in a span of 20 minutes. "They capitalized. We did a better job of managing the game that way in Games 3 and 4". It could be that he is a 22 year old rookie that everyone failed to scout or take seriously. That shift led to a Predators' penalty and the game's first goal on Pittsburgh's ensuing power play, as Schultz beat Rinne with a point shot that went between his pads. Maybe the one about a minute later when Rinne denied Chris Kunitz on a breakaway?
Sullivan understands it's easy to look at the result and be discouraged.
Nashville center Colin Wilson, who has an undisclosed injury, could make his Final debut, as there is a chance to be cleared to play.
It was as if after watching the Predators for four games, the Penguins were finally able to finally figure out their opponent's weak spot. They "got to their game" (another of Sullivan's favorite mantras) repeatedly in Game 4 only to lose. "They've had some high-quality chances, and the puck hasn't gone in the net for the last couple of games".
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Kessel has scored more goals on a per-game basis in the playoffs (0.43 for his career) than any current player not named Alex Ovechkin or Jarome Iginla (minimum 50 games).
No matter how the ice has tilted one way or another, this Final has earned some extra attention for the Nashville hockey effect with catfish and country music artists, from surprise anthem singers to Carrie Underwood, the wife of Predators captain Mike Fisher.
He started the first 15 games of the playoffs for the Penguins, with 9 wins, two shutouts and a.924 save percentage.
"I think we're just moving our feet", Crosby told reporters.
Something the Penguins did more than anybody during the regular season when it led the National Hockey League in scoring. The Penguins aren't as deep defensively as the Predators, allowing 2.21 goals per game in the playoffs, but D Justin Schultz has provided a boost since getting healthy. I'm tempted to side with the Penguins to close this out because they are a veteran team that's won big games on the road and the last thing they want is a game seven for the cup where anything can happen.
Not when the Predators have been almost invincible there during these playoffs.
Neither Dumoulin nor Hainsey provide much offense, as the two combined for four goals and 32 points during the regular season.
Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House
Both Rogers and Coats were uneasy about the request, given that the FBI is conducting an investigation about the matter. The only thing they would say is that they never felt pressured to intervene in the Russian Federation investigation.
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"Yeah, I don't think we really look at the big picture too much. Could have had results in both those games".
Although the Penguins' 9-3 record at PPG Paints Arena this spring isn't quite the equal of Nashville's 9-1 mark at Bridgestone Arena, it reflects the high level at which they routinely perform there.
Shooooooooooooooot! Pekka Rinne appears to be back in full form, so to win the Penguins must get shots to the net. Though that style also generated opportunities for the Predators at the other end, don't expect Pittsburgh to try and rein it in.
So do the Predators, who can't get back to Smashville fast enough.
"This is obviously the main goal at the start of the season [for all 30 teams]", forward Filip Forsberg said.
PLUS Matt Murray made 24 saves to post his third career playoff shutout on Thursday and joined an exclusive club in the process.
It's part of Apple's effort to entice professionals with tablets that can handle many tasks previously reserved for laptops. For Apple, having one would further broaden the role that its software, services and gadgets play in people's lives.
The team didn't immediately return phone and email messages from The Associated Press seeking comment. The Los Angeles Dodgers' Rookie ball affiliate probably should have thought this one through more. .
President Donald Trump reacted to Mrs Clinton's complaint by pouring scorn on his old foe on Twitter. "Dump it now, '" she said. Therriault said the DNC data never had those states as "even close to safe", but the Clinton team "thought they knew better".
Now Cleveland , which past year became the first team to recover from a 3-1 Finals deficit, faces historically long odds again. In Game 3, Green aroused some concern when he began complaining about a foul call to a referee and Curry did the same.
SDF fighters were armed mostly with light weapons including Kalashnikovs, and were also returning mortar fire on IS positions. Tensions around At-Tanaf have surged as pro-regime forces, including Iranian-backed militias, look to expand their influence.
Manchester United is not expected to offer striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract when his current deal expires on 30 June. The other day, Conte sent me a message saying he does not count on me for next season, so I'll have to find a way out".
It appears to be a sci-fi action-RPG, a sort of fresh start after EA elected to bench the Mass Effect series earlier this year. The Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar expansion was given a September release date during the pre-E3 2017 EA Play event.
Via twitter , many people have been volunteering their homes and cars for those leaving the area of the blaze. Strong winds and billowing smoke made it hard for the military to use helicopters to help put out the fires.
In the demonstration shown by Apple this week, the Apple Watch attained information from gym equipment using NFC. We expect to hear more about the next version of Apple's watchOS at WWDC 2017 , which takes place later today.
And that seems nearly ethical compared to what Donald Trump-the man Eric is defending-did with the money from his own charity. This assured donors that every penny that they donated was going towards helping kids with cancer , as reported by Newsweek .
Thick clouds, occasional showers, and a northeast (on-shore) breeze will prevent temperatures from going far at all on Tuesday . Pleasant weather sets in for the latter part of the work week with less humidity and highs in the upper 70s to near 80.
Halep to Meet Ostapenko for Roland Garros Title
Jelena Ostapenko hit a double-fault on set point as Timea Bacsinszky leveled at 1-set apiece in the French Open semifinals. Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland is facing unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on Court Philippe Chatrier .
Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal'
Yet a number of Republicans have been pessimistic about the effort over the past month. "We're ready to land this airplane", Sen. But the Senate bill could face other issues across Capitol Hill if the chamber's leaders keep community rating.
Ariana Grande Resumes 'Dangerous Woman' Tour in Paris
Bieber shared similar words onstage, even coming close to crying when he spoke about God and those who died at Grande's show. Other artists performing include Miley Cyrus , Justin Bieber , Take That, Katy Perry and others.
All the new hardware that Apple announced at WWDC 2017
While it's got the same form factor and 27-inch display as the current high-end iMac , the similarities pretty much end there. Nothing to get too excited about, but Apple has been inconsistent with keeping up with the industry, so this is a good step.
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
APFS is a "throughly modern file system", said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi. The next Mac version will be called High Sierra , suggesting that it's a refinement of the current version, Sierra.
Grande honors Manchester victims
Grande was all about love during the concert as her 25-year-old boyfriend Miller joined her on stage. 'I love you guys so much.