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Penguins Dominate Game 5: Trounce Predators 6-0 In NHL Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) and teammates applaud their 6-0 win over a Nashville Predators in Game 5 of a Stanley Cup Final Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) and teammates applaud their 6-0 win over a Nashville Predators in Game 5 of a Stanley Cup Final Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

Bruce Bennett/AP

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one diversion divided from a second uninterrupted Stanley Cup championship.

Six opposite players scored goals in a Penguins’ subjection of a Nashville Predators Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

The 6-0 measure tied for a seventh-biggest blowout in Stanley Cup Final history.

Justin Schultz, Bryan Rust, Evgeni Malkin, Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel and Ron Hainsey scored for a fortifying champions. Sidney Crosby had 3 assists, and goaltender Matt Murray had 24 stops in a shutout.

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was pulled after permitting 3 goals in a initial period. Backup Juuse Saros didn’t transport most better, giving adult 3 goals in relief.

After a game, Rinne told The Associated Press:

“Obviously not a start we wish to have. It seemed tough for us to get anything going. Right now we’ve only got to concentration on Game 6 during home and put all a appetite in that one.”

Predator manager Peter Laviolette, who talked to The AP, didn’t put all a censure on Rinne.

“We’ve got to be improved in front of him. we don’t consider that indispensably they were bad goals. Our guys have a extensive volume of certainty him. We only have to do a improved pursuit in front of him.”

The Penguins were clearly dismissed adult in front of a home crowd. Losing a dual prior games in Nashville gave them something to consider about on a outing home.

Heading into Nashville, Pittsburgh was heading a array 2-0 though a Predators won Games 3 and 4 and tied a array 2-2.

Game 6 will be played Sunday night in Nashville, where a Penguins will try to be a initial group to repeat as Stanley Cup champions given a Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98.