Puck luck goes against Preds as Pens take opener

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sTan­Ley CuP fi­naL 23 saves.

Pekka Rinne was shaky in yield­ing four goals on only 11 shots for the Preda­tors.

Ryan El­lis, Colton Sis­sons and Fred­erik Gau­dreau scored for Nashville, their come­back at­tempt fall­ing short in the first Stan­ley Cup fi­nal game in fran­chise his­tory.

Mike Fisher was the only Pred with any ex­pe­ri­ence in the fi­nal pre­vi­ously, but it was Nashville that looked at home early.

They even ap­peared to score first when P.K. Sub­ban drove a blast past Mur­ray less than seven min­utes in. The for­mer Cana­di­ens de­fence­man broke into an ex­u­ber­ant cel­e­bra­tion af­ter the ap­par­ent goal, but his ex­cite­ment was dulled when Pen­guins head coach Mike Sul­li­van chal­lenged the play for off­sides.

Af­ter a lengthy re­view, which saw of­fi­cials hud­dled over an iPad at cen­tre-ice, the goal was called back with Filip Fors­berg deemed to have en­tered the zone early.

Dulled in their at­tack to that point, the Pens started to pick it up af­ter the favourable de­ci­sion and with just over six min­utes

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