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The Predators have played sensational hockey through the majority of the playoffs, but they have faltered on the biggest stage. "They make the best of their scoring opportunities, and it seems to be a consistent pattern".

Fans chanted "Pek-ka! Pek-ka!" in support of Rinne.

To be fair to the Predators goaltender though, the bounces aren't going his way either.

While a loud building can be intimidating, it alone cannot win a hockey game.

Rinne has been superb at Bridgestone Arena during the Stanely Cup playoffs, though, going 7-1 with a.947 save percentage on home ice.

Rinne had another night to forget, now 0-5 all time in Pittsburgh with a.778 save percentage in the series - which is actually an improvement (!) from where it was on Monday.

Rinne's status was a question mark after he allowed eight goals to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Games 1 and 2. Other than that it is all pomp and circumstance. "We can see they play a pretty inspired game here", Crosby said. He said the mental preparation process becomes easier with experience.

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Well, there hasn't been many positives for the Predators in this series so far, but I think things will turn tonight.

"He's got tons of speed", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. So they couldn't miss this even if that meant a three-hour drive over from Knoxville with no chance of getting a ticket to watch the game inside the arena Saturday. When asked about the possibility of playing tonight, he said, "I don't know, you'll have to talk to the coaches about it". "We put a game plan together we think plays to the strength of this group". "This is just another one".

The Predators are facing a must-win Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, but you wouldn't know it based on how much fun fans are having before the pivotal matchup with the Penguins.

After watching Game 2, a phrase that my Dad who served in the Army for 20 years used to say popped into my head: SSDD (Same.er, Stuff.Different Day).

The Pittsburgh Penguins lead the Nashville Predators 1-0 just minutes into the first period.

Nashville will make at least one change with PA Parenteau scheduled to start on a line with Frederick Gaudreau and forward Harry Zolnierczyk. It's why Matt Murray entered this year feeling less like a rookie and more like a grizzled veteran after hoisting the Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh has gone an impressive 5-17 on the power play this series while the Senators finally got over their 0-29 power play slump during Game 6.When Pittsburgh needs him the most, he elevates his game and dominates. Fiddler played 8:19, had a goal go in off of his skate and finished with a minus-1 rating.

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