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Nashville couldn't hold on to an early lead as Pittsburgh took a 2-0 series lead last night in the Stanley Cup Final.

 

Pontus Aberg opened up the scoring in the first period, roofing the puck past a sprawling Matt Murray to put the Predators ahead in Pittsburgh. Jake Guentzel responded for the Penguins less than four minutes later with his 11th goal of the playoffs.

 

The second period saw no scoring, but Pittsburgh came roaring out of the gate in the third, chasing Pekka Rinne from the Nashville net.

 

Guentzel, Wilson and Malkin scored for the Penguins in the span of 3:28 to open the period before rookie netminder Juuse Saros took over between the pipes for the Preds.

 

Pittsburgh had scored a fifth goal, but it was called back following an offside.

 

Game three goes Saturday night in the music city, and P.K. Subban has already guaranteed a Predators' victory.

 

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00pm central on CBC and Sportsnet.

 

(Photo courtesy of NHL.com)

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