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Guentzel's goal gives Pittsburgh Game 1 win.

After Nashville rallies in the third period, Jake Guentzel scores the game winner late to propel the Penguins past the Predators.

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The Penguins moved one step closer to a second-straight Stanley Cup with a wild, weird 5-3 win over Nashville in Pittsburgh. Game One winners go on to take the Cup 78% of the time and that number seemed low after the Penguins took a 3-0 lead while the Predators and Pekka Rinne looked like an 8th seed for the first time in the playoffs. But Nashville's vaunted defense turned the Penguins offense (out-shot 11-0 in the second) ice cold and the Preds clawed back to tie the game, and perhaps salvage the series, before Jake Guentzel's game-winner at 16:43 in the third.

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Pens overcome blown lead to beat Preds.

Pittsburgh jumps out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, but Nashville rallies to tie in the third period. With over three minutes to play, Jake Guentzel scores his league-leading 10th goal of the playoffs to give Pittsburgh the Game 1 victory.

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Crosby: The real test is to see how we bounce back.

Sidney Crosby says the Penguins "found a way" to win Game 1 after losing a 3-0 lead and that this year's team has new players that need to continue to learn.

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Predators' playoff success tied to Rinne.

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Melrose keeping an eye on goalies in Game 1.

Barry Melrose breaks down the goalie matchup between Nashville's Pekka Rinne and Pittsburgh's Matt Murray in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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P.K. Subban was born to play hockey.

Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban honed his skills in a backyard rink built for him by his father.

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