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Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup Final opener

(TSX / STATS) -- PITTSBURGH -- Rookie Jake Guentzel's goal was so big that he ended two droughts with one shot, and he did it in a huge setting.

Guentzel scored a tiebreaking goal with 3:17 left on Monday night to help the Pittsburgh Penguins earn a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena.

Guentzel's goal, from the right dot using a screen in front of Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne, ended an incredible stretch of 37:09 with no shots by the Penguins, going back to the first period.

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Leaders
Points: S. Crosby89
Plus/Minus: J. Schultz27
Shots on Goal: S. Crosby255
PIM: E. Malkin77
Win: M. Murray32
Shutouts: M. Murray4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 278 (1)
Shots: 2745 (1)
PP%: 23.1% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 703 (23)
Assists: 475 (1)
SH Goals: 5 (21)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Washington 55 19 8 118
x-Pittsburgh 50 21 11 111
x-Columbus 50 24 8 108
x-NY Rangers 48 28 6 102
NY Islanders 41 29 12 94
Philadelphia 39 33 10 88
Carolina 36 31 15 87
New Jersey 28 40 14 70
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 229 (14)
Shots Against: 2671 (4)
PK%: 79.8% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 742 (16)
Shutouts: 5 (15)
Sv%: 0.914 (10)
Injuries
Date Player Status
5/20 C. Ruhwedel Concussion (day-to-day)
2/23 K. Letang Neck surgery (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/6 C. Gaunce Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/6 D. Warsofsky Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/6 K. Porter Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/6 G. Wilson Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/6 F. Corrado Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/6 D. Sprong Called up from minors from Charlottetown-QMJHL
5/6 T. Sestito Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/6 J. Dea Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/6 D. Simon Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/6 D. Pouliot Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL