Penguins make their shots count in Game 1

Submitted on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 08:12

Not pretty, but Penguins make their shots count in Game 1 victory over Predators in Stanley Cup Final

Maybe that’s the way the Pittsburgh Penguins should look at their 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators in Monday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

This one wasn’t pretty. After taking a 3-0 lead in the first period, Pittsburgh gave up three straight goals when they went 36 minutes and 43 seconds without a shot on net. And then, with 3:17 remaining in the third period, Penguins forward Jake Guentzel scored the winner on just their seventh shot of the game.

“It was a little weird, but we’re just happy to get one at this time of year,” said Conor Sheary. “It shows that we can play our worst hockey and still get the win.”

Opportunistic does not begin to describe this one.