Predators Top Penguins in Shootout

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators felt like another Stanley Cup Final game on Saturday Night despite it only being in the month of November. Filip Forsberg scored the game-winning shootout goal and it lifted the Predators to a 5-4 victory over the Penguins.

Kyle Turris also scored in the shootout for Nashville and he was making his Predators debut. Sidney Crosby also scored on a nifty backhand in the shootout as well for the Penguins.

Bryan Rust scored a short-handed goal for the Penguins in the first period. Nahsville exploded for three goals in the second-period and they were scored by Kyle Turris, P.K. Subban (power play), and Craig Smith (power play). Phil Kessel scored the lone goal for Pittsburgh in the second period.

Jake Guentzel tied the game for Pittsburgh early in the third-period on a fast break. Calle Jarnkrok scored Nashville in the third period. Brian Dumoulin tied the game at four for Pittsburgh in the third.

Both goalies were under fire all game long. Tristan Jarry made 24 saves for the Penguins and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves for the Predators. These two teams split the season series. Could we see these two teams meet again in the Stanley Cup Finals?