P.K. SUBBAN GUARANTEES A GAME 3 WIN
If it not have been for rough stretches in the first period of Game 1 and the first few minutes of the third period of Game 2, the Nashville Predators very well could be up 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final. But the Predators can't take back those minutes and, consequently, are down two games to none heading into Game 3. However, that isn't stopping star defenseman P.K. Subban from being supremely confident with the series moving to Nashville Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. “There’s no question,” Subban told The Associated Press on Thursday. “We’re going to win the next game, and then we’ll move forward.” Subban explained the brief rough stretches as the reason his team is confident. “I mean, out of 120 minutes, maybe we’d like to take back six of them," he said. "Ultimately, we have to be realistic with where we’re at. We’re down, two-nothing. We’re coming back in our barn, and we don’t lose here. So it starts Saturday.” The Predators are 7-1 on home ice so far this postseason and finished the regular season with a 24-9-8 record at Bridgestone Arena. Add that to the fact Pittsburgh is 6-4 on the road this postseason, and Nashville has reason to be confident. They just can't let the Penguins go on another 3-0 run in a short span that keeps them playing catch-up.