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A Quick Glance at Predators vs. Penguins In the Stanley Cup Final

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The matchup is set: the Preds play the Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

(Note: this doesn’t include stats from last night’s Game 7)

How They’ve Played In The Playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • 3.1 goals per game
  • 45.8% shot attempt for percentage
  • 45.6% scoring chance for percentage
  • 49.7% high danger chance for percentage
  • Team shooting percentage: 8.2%
  • Team save percentage: 92.7%

vs.

Nashville Predators

  • 2.9 goals per game
  • 51.0% shot attempt for percentage
  • 53.1% scoring chance for percentage
  • 53.1% high danger chance for percentage
  • Team shooting percentage: 8.7% (leads all playoff teams)
  • Team save percentage: 94.2%

Goals by Position

Special Teams Breakdown

Penguins

  • Penalty kill: 100.8 shot attempts allowed per sixty minutes (9th), 84.9% success (9th)
  • Power play: 100.9 shot attempts for per sixty minutes (6th), 23.6% (3rd)

vs.

Predators

  • Penalty kill: 96.3 shot attempts allowed per sixty minutes (8th), 88.1% success (4th)
  • Power play: 87.8 shot attempts allowed per sixty minutes (12th), 14.9% (12th)

Key Players for the Penguins

  • Evgeni Malkin: 7g, 17a, 10 power play assists, shooting 14.9%
  • Sidney Crosby: 7g, 12a, 7 power play points, shooting 14.9%
  • Chris Kunitz: GWG in ECF Game 7, leads team with 52.7% CF
  • Phil Kessel: 5 power play goals, leads team with 53 shots, leads forwards with 61.0 shots attempt for per sixty minutes
  • Jake Guentzel: leads team with 9 goals (7 at even strength)
  • Justin Schultz: led blue-line with 8 points (team worst 43% CF, along with Ron Hainsey)
  • Brian Dumoulin: leads skaters in ATOI (21:28), only allowed 8 goals at even strength in 332 minutes
  • Matt Murray: 95.0% save percentage, started last four games of the series
  • Bryan Rust: 6 goals, including two GWG

Key Injuries

Penguins: Patric Hornqvist (day-to-day), Tom Kuhnackl (day-to-day), Justin Schultz (day-to-day), Kris Letang (out). Also, Sidney Crosby missed some time due to concussion symptoms.

Predators: Ryan Johansen (out), Kevin Fiala (out), Mike Fisher (day-to-day), Craig Smith (day-to-day)

All stats via NHL.com and naturalstatrick.com and are even-strength unless otherwise stated.