Puck luck goes against Preds as Pens take opener
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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