Published: Thu, June 01, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Meet The Nashville Fan Who Threw A Catfish On The Ice

Meet The Nashville Fan Who Threw A Catfish On The Ice

The Predators outplayed the home team by a ridiculous margin in Game 1 and yet ended up with an L. Game 2 featured a fair bit more give and take through two periods, but still the game mostly trended in Nashville's favour.

Laviolette defended Rinne's play throughout the playoffs, which included a three-goal first round against Chicago, but wouldn't go as far as to confirm him for Game 3 - the first Stanley Cup home game in Nashville's history and one P.K. Subban guaranteed his team would win.

The Penguins are just two games away from becoming the first repeat champions since the Detroit Red Wings of the late 90's, while the Predators are hoping to win their first Cup Final in franchise history.

-Carrie Underwood was offered $70,000 (to donate to the charity of her choice) to throw a catfish on the ice during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Among Penguins players, Guentzel is easily the quietest. Well, the 1994-95 Devils were the first team to do this after the National Hockey League decided the cup was taking too much of a pounding.

Subban's comments came after an eventful third period that featured three Penguins goals in the opening four minutes.

On Sunday, Jake Guentzel looked like a healthy scratch, the odd man out with Patric Hornqvist seemingly ready to return from an upper-body injury. And while the Predators desperately need Rinne to rebound and return to form, they also need a way to keep Guentzel, who has three goals in the series, off the scoresheet. "But you have to put those things behind and focus on the things you can control and that's Game 3".

It will come down to Rinne bouncing back and finding his form. The goalie who had been so dominant in the playoffs has now given up eight goals on 36 shots and has a.777 save percentage in the Stanley Cup final.

The Penguins and Predators each have a goal as Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is tied at the first intermission.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins played their worst game of the 2017 playoffs in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup.

Rinne entered the series with a.947 save percentage in the postseason.

"I just tried to make the next save, tried to hold them off as long as possible", Murray said.

"We fileted the fish, I cut half the spine out of it which is why it flopped open on the ice, and ran over it with my pickup truck", Waddell said. "I think there's things we can do better".

Pontus Aberg scored the lone goal for the Predators, who were once again undone by a sudden barrage from the NHL's highest-scoring team. Sullivan re-adjusted his lines to feature one "north-south" physical player on each unit, but against the speedier Predators, Pittsburgh will probably have to go back to what worked last season and feature its own speed game if the Penguins are to win this series. Two of the biggest stars in hockey tussled against the boards with 7:46 left in a game Pittsburgh had taken over.

The Penguins have a 2-0 series lead, as it shifts to Nashville for Game 3 on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena. "We've got to work harder, compete a little harder, but we got some timely goals". That gave Pittsburgh as many shots as it had in Game 1. The rookie from Omaha, Nebraska, leads the playoffs with 12 goals and has scored the past three goals for Pittsburgh.

"Everything was there that we liked but the result", Ellis said. "We're not where we want to be". We thought he was having a good game tonight. The second, a sniper shot by Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel exactly 37 minutes later, put Pittsburgh back in front to stay at 4-3.

That wasn't the end of the Penguins' quick start in the period. The Stanley Cup newbies were disappointed but not dismayed by their Game 1 loss, pointing to the way they carried play for long stretches as tangible proof they weren't just happy to be here.

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