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Welcome to Guentzelvania: Pens shock Nashville 4-1, grab 2-0 series lead

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 1, 2017 4:34 AM
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Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) looks back to find a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel in the goal during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh. Penguins' Sidney Crosby, right, passed the puck to Guentzel. The Penguins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Pittsburgh) -- Jake Guentzel scored twice and Matt Murray made 37 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Predators goalie Pekka Rinne and moved two wins away from a second consecutive title.

The Pens rolled by Nashville 4-1 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Scott Wilson and Evgeni Malkin also scored for Pittsburgh, which won for the ninth time in these playoffs when being outshot.

The Predators had 38 shots to the Penguins' 27, but Rinne allowed four goals on 25 shots and got the hook in favor of backup Juuse Saros in the third period.

Pittsburgh's third-period onslaught took a game that was tied at the second intermission and broke it wide open.

The Penguins scored three goals in 3:18 and became the 46th team since 1939 to lead the Final 2-0.

Ninety percent of teams with that advantage have gone on to win the Cup.

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