10/25/14: Pittsburgh Penguins 3 Nashville Predators 0

1st Penguins Goal (Crosby), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    O. Maatta – pinches deep into the Predators zone to poke a loose puck below the right faceoff dot down towards the goal line
    S. Crosby – jams at the puck twice next to the net until it goes in between Rinne’s pad at the post
  • Nashville Faults
    P. Rinne – doesn’t stay on his post as Crosby is jamming at the puck there, leaving a gap for the puck to sneak through

2nd Penguins Goal (Malkin), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    S. Crosby – gets a puck at the right point in Nashville’s zone after it’s knocked off of Malkin’s stick, then makes a slap-pass to Malkin above the left side of the crease
    E. Malkin – redirects Crosby’s pass past Rinne’s right pad before he could stretch out for it
  • Nashville Faults
    E. Nystrom – in the penalty box for holding
    S. Jones – releases his coverage of Malkin after knocking the puck away from him, allowing Malkin to skate to the net unchallenged and easily redirect the puck past Rinne

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/embed?playlist=2014020113-X-h

3rd Penguins Goal (Dupuis), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    S. Crosby – gets the puck in the left corner of the Predators zone after the puck was deflected there by Roy, then passes it to Downie right next to the left side of the crease
    S. Downie – tries to jam the puck in on Rinne, which creates a rebound out in front on the right side
    P. Dupuis – backhands the loose puck past Rinne before he can move across the crease
  • Nashville Faults
    J. Neal – in the penalty box for hooking
    D. Roy – doesn’t slide to Dupuis in the slot as the defensemen take Crosby and Downie, leaving him open on the crease to smack the rebound in

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