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Penguins vs. Predators: Five reasons why each team will win the Stanley Cup


By Kevin Allen and Adam Vingan, USA TODAY Network

Published 7:23 a.m. ET May 29, 2017 | Updated 1 minute ago

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Pittsburgh looks defend its title while Nashville looks for its first ever. From Sidney Crosby to Carrie Underwood (yes, the country singer), here’s everything you need to watch for in this year’s Stanley Cup Final.
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The Stanley Cup Final begins Monday when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Nashville Predators at 8 p.m. ET (NBC).

USA TODAY Sports hockey columnist Kevin Allen and Adam Vingan, Predators reporter for The Tennessean, explain why each team will be the last one standing.

Kevin Allen: Five reasons why the Penguins are going to win the Stanley Cup:

1. The Penguins have the NHL’s best one-two center combination in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. With Ryan Johansen out with an injury, the Predators don’t have a true No. 1 center.

2. This is essentially the same Penguins team that won in 2016. The Penguins just scaled this…

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