Harry Zolnierczyk

Penguins, Predators each look to seize momentum in Game 5

Penguins, Predators each look to seize momentum in Game 5

Greetings from PPG Paints Arena, where the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators held optional morning skates in advance of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night.

About 15 members of the Penguins skated. Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, and Egveni Malkin were not among them. That’s normal at this time of year, as players usually get the choice of practicing the day before a game or skating on the morning of the game.

Not that there was much doubt, but Penguins Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed that he will start goaltender Matt Murray on Thursday despite Murray having given up eight goals on 58 shots in their losses in Games 3 and 4. Sullivan also said center Nick...

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