If the Pittsburgh Penguins win on Sunday night, they would become the first team to win back-to-back Stanley Cups since the Detroit Red Wings did it in 1997 and 1998. The Penguins have been the favorites to win the Cup this year for obvious reasons. The Penguins are the defending. They were the second best team this year in the regular season. They beat the Washington Capitals, the team that finished first in the NHL, in the second round of the playoffs. Sidney Crosby, the Penguins’ captain is arguably the best player in the league. However, I don’t think the game this Sunday will be easy. The Pens will be facing a desperate Predators team in Nashville. The Penguins have a 0-2 record in Nashville this postseason. The Predators will play their best and their hardest. This might be the best and most exciting game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Here is my predictions of the scoring summary.
Penguins 6 – Predators 4
Jake Guentzel-0:27 (overturned due to offside)
James Neal-1:34 (assisted by Ryan Ellis) 1-0 Nashville
James Neal-5:54 (assisted by PK Suban) 2-0 Nashville
Evgeni Malkin-13:56 (assisted by Phil Kessel) 2-1 Nashville
Sidney Crosby-7:44 (overturned due to offside)
PK Suban-16:43 (assisted by James Neal) 3-1 Nashville
Jake Guentzel-19:59 (assisted by Sidney Crosby) 3-2 Nashville
Jake Guentzel-0:16 (assisted by Sidney Crosby) 3-3 Tie
Nick Bonino-2:48 (assisted by Matt Murray) 4-3 Penguins
Sidney Crosby-4:31 (assisted by Evgeni Malkin) 5-3 Penguins
Ryan Ellis-11:39 (unassisted) 5-4 Penguins
Phil Kessel-16:06 (assisted by Trevor Daley) 6-4 Penguins