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Good morning! The Penguins beat the Predators 4-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Thursday:
The Pontus Aberg goal. The Predators scored first again, but unlike Game 1, this one stood and it was a beauty. Aberg took the puck between the legs of Olli Maatta and then had the patience to wait for Matt Murray to panic. That’s when Alberg calmly went top shelf for the goal.
The Jake Guentzel goal. After scoring the eventual game-winning goal late in Game 1, Guentzel came through with another huge goal in Game 2, scoring just ten seconds into the third period, breaking a 1-1 tie, and giving the Pens a lead they would never surrender.
The third goal in less than 3.5 minutes. The Penguins made it 3-1 just three minutes after the Guentzel goal when Phil Kessel’s pass pinballed into the net. But the real killer came just 15 seconds later when Evgeni Malkin scored on a 2-on-1 breakaway, the third Penguins goal in the first 3.5 minutes of the third period, and a 4-1 lead. Game over.