The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators head to Pittsburgh for game five of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday.
With the series tied at two apiece, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to show dominance and take a 3-2 lead in the series. The winner of this game will be just one win away from the Stanley Cup. We do not want to be the one down two games.
The Penguins have home ice, which has proven to play a bigger role than expected in these Finals. The Penguins won the first two games at home, while the Predators won the next too in Nashville. As we all have seen, fans of both teams can get rather rambunctious.
The Penguins will need a key game from all of their top players. Expect a big game from captain Sidney Crosby and leading goal scorer Jake Guentzel. Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel seemed to be having some chemistry issues, but expect them to try and have a bigger game than usual as well. These are our key players, and they need to be more consistent than they’ve been in games three and four.
Here are the listings for tonight’s game, according to NHL.com.
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When and where does the game take place?: Thursday June 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA. The series is tied 2-2.
Announcers: Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
You can catch the game on TV on: NHL Network, NBC, ROOT, TVAS2, CBC (Canada)
Or catch it on the radio: 105.9 The X
Not near a TV? Stream the game live: NBC Sports Extra App
How will you be watching the game?