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NHL Morning Skate for Tuesday, May 30, 2017: Stanley Cup Finals edition; Penguins 5 Predators 3 Game 1

 

 

MONDAY’S RESULT
Home Team in Caps
PITTSBURGH 5, Nashville 3 – PIT leads 1-0

PREDATORS RALLY, BUT GUENTZEL LIFTS PENGUINS TO GAME 1 WIN
The Predators erased a 3-0 deficit, but Jake Guentzel scored the go-ahead goal with 3:17 remaining in regulation to lift the Penguins to a win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

* Guentzel, who made his NHL debut Nov. 21, registered his League-leading 10th goal of the playoffs (20 GP). Only four other rookies in League history have scored 10 or more goals in a single postseason: Minnesota’s Dino Ciccarelli in 1981 (14 in 19 GP), Chicago’s Jeremy Roenick in 1990 (11 in 20 GP), Boston’s Brad Marchand in 2011 (11 in 25 GP) and Montreal’s Claude Lemieux in 1986 (10 in 20 GP).

* Guentzel also posted his League-leading fourth game-winning goal of the postseason, equaling an NHL rookie record for one playoff year established by Lemieux in 1986 (20 GP) and matched by Colorado’s Chris Drury in 1999 (19 GP).

* Guentzel ranks sixth overall with 10-7—17 this postseason, four points shy of matching the NHL record for a rookie in a single playoff year (Ciccarelli: 14-7—21 in 19 GP in 1981, Philadelphia’s Ville Leino: 7-14—21 in 19 GP in 2010).

* Guentzel, a native of Omaha, Neb., also is one point shy of tying the NHL record for a U.S.-born rookie in a single postseason (St. Louis’ Joe Mullen: 7-11—18 in 10 GP in 1982, Roenick: 11-7—18 in 20 GP in 1990).

DID YOU KNOW?
The Predators held the Penguins without a shot on goal for a 37:00 stretch of Game 1, including a 9-0 advantage in the second period. Via Elias, they became the first team to hold an opponent to zero shots on goal in one period of a Stanley Cup Final game since the NHL began tracking that statistic in 1957-58.

GAME 1 TRENDS
* Since the Final went to the best-of-seven format in 1939, the team that has won Game 1 has gone on to capture the Stanley Cup 77.9% of the time (60 of 77 series) – including each of the past five years.

* The winning goal has been scored in the final five minutes of regulation or later in each of the past seven Game 1s of the Stanley Cup Final.

* The Penguins improved to 3-3 in their six all-time Game 1s in the Stanley Cup Final.

NHL ANNOUNCES 2018 ALL-STAR GAME IN TAMPA . . .
The NHL announced the selection of the Lightning and city of Tampa as hosts of the 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend. The League’s midseason showcase, which will take place at Amalie Arena on Jan. 27-28, will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition and NHL All-Star Game.

This marks the second time that the Lightning and city of Tampa will host the event, following the 1999 NHL All-Star Game.

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. . . 2018 STADIUM SERIES FEATURING CAPITALS AND MAPLE LEAFS
The NHL also announced that the Capitals and Maple Leafs will face off outdoors in the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., on March 3.

This marks the first in a series of outdoor games the League plans to stage at U.S. Service Academies.

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LOOSE PUCKS
Nashville’s Ryan Ellis scored his fifth goal of the playoffs, tied for the League lead among defensemen with teammate Roman Josi . . . Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin (1-0—1) and Sidney Crosby (0-2—2) registered their League-leading 25th and 22nd points, respectively, of the postseason . . . Predators forward Colton Sissons (1-0—1) picked up his 11th point of the playoffs (6-5—11 in 17 GP), one more than his total from the regular season (8-2—10 in 58 GP) . . . Penguins forward Nick Bonino (2-0—2), who posted the tiebreaking goal with 2:33 remaining in Game 1 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final vs. SJS, recorded his second career multi-goal postseason game (74 GP) and first since April 27, 2014 w/ ANA . . . ICYMI: Fans voted the 1977-78 Canadiens1983-84 Oilers and 2001-02 Red Wings as Nos. 8, 9 and 10, respectively, on the list of Greatest NHL Teams . . . Renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris unveiled portraits of Bryan Trottier and Grant Fuhr as part of the NHL Centennial Celebration.

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NHL Morning Skate for Monday, May 29, 2017: Stanley Cup Finals edition; Pittsburgh and Nashville

 

SNEAK PEEK AT MONDAY’S ACTION
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Nashville @ Pittsburgh, Game 1, 8 p.m., NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS
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PENGUINS, PREDATORS FACE OFF IN GAME 1 OF STANLEY CUP FINAL
The Penguins and Predators open the 2017 Stanley Cup Final when they face off in Game 1 at PPG Paints Arena.

* The reigning champion Penguins are vying to become the first repeat Stanley Cup winner since the Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. Pittsburgh is playing in its sixth Stanley Cup Final – all since 1991, tied for the most in the NHL in that span (w/ DET).

* The Predators, who began play in 1998-99 and are competing in the postseason for the 10th time, are making their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final. They had three total playoff series wins prior to this year (3-9).

* The Penguins and Predators have met 25 times during the regular season, with Pittsburgh owning a 12-11 edge in wins and 27-26 point advantage (PIT: 12-10-3, NSH: 11-10-4). They split their two matchups in 2016-17, with each team winning on home ice.

DID YOU KNOW?
Since the Final went to the best-of-seven format in 1939, the team that has won Game 1 has gone on to capture the Stanley Cup 77.9% of the time (60 of 77 series) – including each of the past five years.

TALE OF THE TAPE
A closer look at how the Penguins and Predators match up (minimum 1 GP in playoffs):

Average Height
PIT: 6’1” (72.5”), NSH: 6’1” (72.5”)

Average Weight
PIT: 193 lbs., NSH: 201 lbs.

Average Age
PIT: 28.8, NSH: 27.6

Birthplaces
PIT: Canada (10), USA (10), Sweden (2), Finland (1), Germany (1), Russia (1), Switzerland (1)
NSH: Canada (12), Sweden (5), Finland (3), Switzerland (3), USA (3)

POSTSEASON TEAM RANKINGS
A snapshot of how the Penguins and Predators have fared thus far in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

Goals For (Per Game)
PIT: 1st (3.05), NSH: 3rd (2.94)

Goals Against (Per Game)
PIT: 5th (2.32), NSH: 1st (2.28)

Power Play
PIT: 3rd (25.0%), NSH: 12th (14.9%)

Penalty Kill
PIT: 8th (85.5%), NSH: 4th (88.1%)

Shots on Goal (Per Game)
PIT: 10th (30.2), NSH: 12th (29.9)

Shots Against (Per Game)
PIT: 11th (32.6), NSH: 4th (29.7)

Face-Off Winning Percentage
PIT: 6th (51.0%), NSH: 9th (50.1%)

Hits (Per Game)
PIT: 13th (29.9), NSH: 14th (29.5)

Blocked Shots (Per Game)
PIT: 6th (18.1), NSH: 14th (15.4)

CLOSE GAMES, COMEBACKS AND OVERTIMES HIGHLIGHT PLAYOFFS
Of the 81 games contested thus far in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

* 50 have been decided by one goal (61.7%), one shy of the single-year NHL record established in 2007 (51 in 81 GP, 63.0%). Another 10 have been decided by two goals following an empty-net score (combined, 74.1%).

* 32 have featured a team overcoming a deficit of at least one goal to win (39.5%), including 14 multi-goal comeback victories (17.3%). That is one shy of the single-year NHL record, set in 2014 (15 in 93 GP, 16.1%).

* 27 have required overtime (33.3%), one shy of the single-year NHL record established in 1993 (28 in 85 GP, 32.9%).

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NHL Morning Skate for Sunday, May 28, 2017: Stanley Cup Finals edition

 

NHL ANNOUNCES 2017 STANLEY CUP FINAL OFFICIALS
The NHL announced the officials for the 2017 Stanley Cup Final:

Referees: Wes McCauley, Brad Meier, Dan O’Halloran, Kevin Pollock

Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Shane Heyer, Brad Kovachik, Brian Murphy

ICYMI: GAME 7 OF EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL DRAWS STRONG RATINGS
Thursday’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final drew strong ratings across North America:

SNEAK PEEK AT MONDAY’S ACTION
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NHL Morning Skate for Friday, May 26, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition

 

THURSDAY’S RESULT
Home Team in Caps
PITTSBURGH 3, Ottawa 2 (2OT) – PIT wins 4-3

PENGUINS OUTLAST SENATORS IN 2OT TO RETURN TO STANLEY CUP FINAL
Chris Kunitz (2-1—3) scored his second goal of the contest at 5:09 of the second overtime period as the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins defeated the Senators in Game 7 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the second straight season and sixth time overall.

* Pittsburgh became the first NHL team to make consecutive appearances in the Stanley Cup Final since it faced Detroit in back-to-back years in 2008 (4-2 L) and 2009 (4-3 W). The Penguins, who also appeared in the Final in 1991 and 1992, are the first team in the NHL’s expansion era (since 1967-68) to make consecutive Final appearances on three separate occasions.

* The Penguins improved to 10-7 in 17 all-time Game 7s, including a 2-0 mark in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (also SR at WSH: 2-0 W). Pittsburgh appeared in multiple Game 7s within a single postseason for the second time in franchise history (also 2009 CSF at WSH: 6-2 W and 2009 F at DET: 2-1 W).

* The Penguins won a Game 7 in the Conference Finals for the second straight postseason (also 2016 CF vs. TBL: 2-1 W). Elias notes that Pittsburgh became the fifth team in NHL history to win a Game 7 to reach the Stanley Cup Final in consecutive playoff years and first since Dallas in 1999 and 2000.

* The Penguins improved to 4-1 in five all-time playoff series against the Senators, including four straight series wins dating to the 2008 Conference Quarterfinals.

KUNITZ SNAPS GOAL DROUGHT IN DRAMATIC FASHION
Penguins forward Chris Kunitz scored his first goals since Feb. 16 (regular season and playoffs), capped by the series-clinching tally in double overtime.

* Elias notes that Kunitz (37 years, 241 days) became the oldest player in NHL history to score an overtime goal in a Game 7, eclipsing the previous mark set by Scott Walker (35 years, 299 days) in the 2009 Conference Semifinals at BOS (w/ CAR).

* Kunitz became the 11th player in NHL history to score the decisive goal in a Game 7 that required multiple overtimes and first since Adam Henrique in the 2012 Conference Quarterfinals at FLA (w/ NJD).

* Kunitz became just the fourth player in NHL history to score the decisive goal in a Game 7 that required multiple overtimes to reach the Stanley Cup Final, joining Mel Hill (1939 SF w/ BOS), Ron Schock (1968 SF w/ STL) and Stephane Matteau (1994 CF w/ NYR).

MURRAY CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH GAME 7 VICTORY
Matt Murray made 27 saves while celebrating his 23rd birthday to improve to 18-7 in 26 career playoff appearances (1.94 GAA, .928 SV%, 2 SO), including a 2-0 record in Game 7s (also 2016 CF vs. TBL: 2-1 W).

* Elias notes that Murray became the third goaltender in NHL history win a Game 7 on his birthday. The others: Curtis Joseph in the 1997 Conference Quarterfinals at DAL (w/ EDM) and Dan Cloutier in the 2003 Conference Quarterfinals vs. STL (w/ VAN).

* Murray became the second Penguins goaltender to win a Game 7 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, joining Marc-Andre Fleury (SR at WSH: 2-0 W). Elias notes that Pittsburgh became the third team in NHL history to have two different goaltenders record Game 7 wins in a single postseason. The others: Chicago in 1990 (Greg Millen and Ed Belfour) and Minnesota in 2003 (Manny Fernandez and Dwayne Roloson).

60 IS NOT ENOUGH
Thursday’s contest marked the 27th overtime game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (81 GP), one shy of tying the NHL record for most in a single postseason (28 in 85 GP in 1993).

* The Penguins scored the fourth series-clinching overtime goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, two shy of the NHL record for most in a single postseason (6 in 1993 and 1999).

* In addition, the 50 one-goal games in any fashion this postseason (81 GP, 61.7%) are one shy of the single-year NHL record, established in 2007 (51 in 81 GP, 63.0%).

GAME 7 NOTES

* The team that scores first improved to 126-43 (.745) in 169 all-time Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a 2-1 record this year.

* Home teams own a 99-70 (.585) advantage in the 169 all-time Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a 2-1 record this year.

* Forty-one Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Playoffs have required overtime (24.2%), with home teams owning a 21-20 edge.

2017 STANLEY CUP FINAL TO START MONDAY
The 2017 Stanley Cup Final will begin Monday, May 29, when the Penguins host the Predators in Game 1 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

* The Penguins are making their second consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Final, while the Predators are making the first appearance in franchise history. Elias notes that since the Stanley Cup came under sole control of the NHL after the 1925-26 season, the 2017 Stanley Cup Final will mark the eighth time that a team making consecutive trips to the Final is facing a first-time finalist, and first since the Red Wings defeated the Capitals in 1998.

* NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday to celebrate the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.

* Media Day in advance of the Stanley Cup Final will take place Sunday, May 28, at PPG Paints Arena. A full schedule of events will be released shortly.

“NAMES ON THE CUP” TO OPEN IN THEATRES ACROSS CANADA MAY 30-31
As part of the NHL’s ongoing Centennial celebrations and as a salute to the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, “NAMES ON THE CUP,” a documentary film showcasing the extraordinary and compelling story of the men whose names are forever immortalized on one of the oldest and most revered trophies in professional sports, will screen at Cineplex theatres across Canada on May 30 and at select locations on May 31.  Visit cineplex.com/events for tickets and a list of participating theatres. In addition to its theatrical release, the documentary will air on NBCSN in the U.S. on May 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

The 90-minute documentary features more than 70 NHL players and coaches – past and present – and is narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland.

Click here for the movie trailer.

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NEW EPISODE OF “ALL ACCESS: QUEST FOR THE STANLEY CUP” AIRS FRIDAY
A new episode of SHOWTIME Sports’ unprecedented behind-the-scenes documentary series ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup will debut Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME in the United States.

Click here for a full preview of the second episode.

LOOSE PUCKS
Penguins forward Carl Hagelin improved to 8-1 in nine Game 7 appearances. Elias notes that he tied Glenn Anderson (8-4), Ray Bourque (8-1) and Brad Richards (8-0) for the most Game 7 wins in NHL history . . . Senators captain Erik Karlsson (0-2—2) collected his 15th and 16th assists of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs to establish a franchise record for most in a single postseason, eclipsing the mark set by Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza in 2007 (15) . . . NHL LiveWireClick here to listen to the sights and sounds from Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

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NHL Morning Skate for Monday, May 22, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs edition

 

SUNDAY’S RESULT
Home Team in Caps
PITTSBURGH 7, Ottawa 0 – PIT leads 3-2

OFFENSIVE OUTBURST LEADS PENGUINS TO 3-2 SERIES LEAD
Pittsburgh scored four goals in the first period en route to a 7-0 victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Penguins moved within one win of reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the second straight season and aim to become the first NHL team to make consecutive appearances since they faced the Red Wings in back-to-back years in 2008 (DET: 4-2) and 2009 (PIT: 4-3).

* The Penguins earned a margin of victory of at least seven goals in a playoff shutout for the fourth time in franchise history. In fact, Game 5 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Final marked just the third time in the past 10 playoff years that a team earned a shutout with a margin of victory of at least seven goals, and the second time this postseason (SJS: 7-0 W vs. EDM in Game 4 of FR).

* Elias notes that in the NHL’s expansion era (since 1967-68), Game 5 marked just the fifth time a team earned a margin of victory of at least seven goals in a shutout in the Conference Finals/Semi-Finals or later, and the first since 2002 (DET: 7-0 W vs. COL in Game 7 of CF).

* It also marked the first seven-goal margin of any kind in a Conference Finals game since the same Detroit victory in 2002 (7-0 W vs. COL).

* Pittsburgh’s four goals in the first 20 minutes of Game 5 were two shy of the franchise playoff record for most goals in a period (6), achieved in the opening frame of Game 5 of the 1989 Division Finals vs. PHI (10-7 W).

Evgeni Malkin collected three assists and leads all skaters with 6-17—23 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (17 GP). Malkin (54-98—152 in 141 GP) became the 29th player in NHL history to record 150 career postseason points and leapfrogged Mario Lemieux (96) for second on the franchise’s all-time assists list. Malkin also skated in his 141st career playoff game (all w/ PIT) to pass Jaromir Jagr (140) for the most in franchise history.

Matt Murray, who made his first start of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 4, denied 25 shots in Game 5 to record his second career postseason shutout (also Game 4 of 2016 FR at NYR). He improved to 17-6 in 24 career playoff appearances (1.97 GAA, .927 SV%, 2 SO).

* When teams are tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time series record of 198-54, including a 5-0 mark this postseason.

CROSBY CONTINUES TO PRODUCE IN POSTSEASON
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (1-1—2) scored for the third straight game (3-2—5) and ranks second among all skaters with 7-12—19 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (16 GP).

* Crosby (56-100—156 in 140 GP) became the 22nd player in NHL history to record 100 career postseason assists and just the second active skater, joining Jaromir Jagr (78-123—201 in 208 GP). Elias adds that only three players in the past 20 years have reached the 100-assist milestone in fewer playoff games: Adam Oates in 1998 (126 GP), Al MacInnis in 1999 (132 GP) and Peter Forsberg in 2006 (136 GP).

* Crosby has recorded 38 points versus the Senators in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, his most against any NHL opponent (17-21—38 in 25 GP).

LOOSE PUCKS
Penguins forward Carter Rowney (0-3—3) collected his first three career playoff points (12 GP) . . . Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta opened the scoring for the second straight game and has collected 2-5—7 in 17 games in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, matching his total from the 2016-17 regular season (1-6—7 in 55 GP) . . . Penguins forward Matt Cullen scored his second goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (17 GP). Elias adds that Cullen became the first player to score multiple goals in a single postseason at 40 years of age or older since Teemu Selanne in 2014 (2 w/ ANA) . . . Sweden defeated Canada in a shootout to win the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship, while Russia defeated Finland to earn the bronze . . . Actor Michael Keaton, a Pennsylvania native, was in attendance at PPG Paints Arena for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final . . . ICYMI: A big crowd of enthusiastic fans greeted the Predators at the airport as they returned to Nashville for Monday’s Game 6.

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PREDATORS AIM TO CLINCH FIRST-EVER BERTH IN THE STANLEY CUP FINAL
The Predators, who began play in 1998-99 and are competing in their 10th postseason, aim to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history when they host the Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville owns a 3-2 series lead for the third time in franchise history and have won Game 6 in each of the two previous instances – the 2011 Conference Quarterfinals vs. ANA and the 2017 Second Round vs. STL. The Predators own a 6-1 record at home during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs while the Ducks are 5-2 on the road, including a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 4 to snap Nashville’s playoff home win streak at 10 games.

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