PITTSBURGH SURVIVES NASHVILLE COMEBACK TO WIN GAME 1
A horrible first period blasted the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final despite a herculean effort at keeping the Pittsburgh Penguins from even shooting the puck. The Penguins took an early lead after an overturned goal to a 5-3 win, taking a 1-0 lead in the series. Matt Murray earned the win in goal with 22 saves. It was the first time the Predators lost Game 1 of any series this playoffs, and the first Stanley Cup Final game in Nashville history. The Penguins went almost two whole periods without a shot on net before Jake Guentzel scored the game-winning goal late in the third period. Pittsburgh won with four goals on nine shots and were out shot, 25-11, by the end of the game.