After blowing a 3-0 lead, the Penguins got two goals late in the third period to win the Stanley Cup Final opener in Pittsburgh.
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PITTSBURGH — Penguins forward Conor Sheary offered that “no one is going to ask us how we get wins this time of year.”
But the Pittsburgh Penguins are asking themselves how they could play as poorly as they did and still manage to record a 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
“None of us in our dressing room are fooled by the score tonight,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.
The Penguins won on a night when they only managed to generate 12 shots on goal, and went a span of 37:09 without officially recording a shot. They didn’t have a single shot in the second period.
The Predators outplayed the Penguins for the vast majority of the game. They were quicker to the puck and won the majority of puck battles
Nashville forward Colton Sissons and defenseman Roman Josi combined…