Pens' Nick Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3

Murray outplays Rinne, Guentzel scores twice as Pens grab 2-0 series lead

Murray outplays Rinne, Guentzel scores twice as Pens grab 2-0 series lead

He's been here before and it shows.

Home cookin' traditionally provides a bountiful feast for the Nashville Predators, who hope the change of scenery goes a long way in altering results when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. If they continue their game plan, then the goals will eventually come.

Officially, of course, coach Mike Sullivan will only say Bonino is a game-time decision.

Murray justified that decision last spring in helping the Pens to their fourth Stanley Cup and is well on the way to doing so again this year. Music City has been a safe haven for the Predators, who are 7-1 in these playoffs at Bridgestone Arena and winners of 11 of their past 12 playoff contests. He posted a save percentage of.928 with a 1.76 goals against average and seven shutouts in his first professional season.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A text message sent to the wrong number led to a Pittsburgh couple scoring free tickets to see the Penguins play Game 2 in the Stanley Cup Final. "His skill-set combined with the way he works allows him to get the chances he does and not only score from the perimeter, but he goes to those tough areas to earn those goals".

That coolness under fire was evident a year ago when Murray, with only 13 games of National Hockey League experience, stepped in for a concussed Fleury and delivered.

The Penguins finally generated some shots.

So far, it's Rinne that's costing the Predators and Murray that is shining for the Penguins.

Murray admits he's much more comfortable on the Cup stage this time around.

During one second period sequence, he stopped a James Neal backhand that caromed off a teammate's stick and then shut down Filip Forsberg rushing down the left side on an odd-man rush.

He later used that same catcher to dramatically snatch a heavy Roman Josi slapper.

“I think everyones prepared regardless of whos in, ” Crosby said. Saros'.923 save percentage sat slighty above Rinne's.918 mark for the season and he averaged 2.35 goals against per game to Rinne's 2.43. He's never won a game he's started against them. "Everyone's going to do whatever it takes to make sure they can play".

Murray had the fifth-highest even-strength save percentage (.932) in his first full National Hockey League season - trailing only Anderson and Vezina trophy finalists, Sergei Bobrovsky, Carey Price and Braden Holtby. Bonino needed help getting off the ice, but returned for the second period and finished the game. It's special to be a part of this. "I do the same preparations as I always do before the games".

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