Cody McLeod

Murray, Malkin lead Penguins past Predators 4-0

After a rocky start to their Stanley Cup title defense, the Pittsburgh Penguins are just happy to be back on track.

They rebounded against the team they beat for the championship in June as Evgeni Malkin scored, Matt Murray stopped 26 shots and the Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 on Saturday night in a Stanley Cup Final rematch.

"I think we felt like we weren't playing hard enough and the urgency wasn't there the first couple games in general," Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said. "Every guy felt like we all had better to give and you see the result you get tonight when we do that."

Olli Maatta, Ryan Reaves and Jake Guentzel also scored...