NHL: Nashville coach asks fans to stop tossing catfish on ice

“It’s awesome”, said Rinne, who was sensational in Games 3 and 4 in Nashville, helping the Predators even the series.Calle Jarnkrok, Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg also scored for Nashville, which improved to 9-1 at home and roared back after dropping the first two games of the series on the road.Bonino now boasts four goals and seven points through 21 postseason games, a step back from the 18 points in 24 games that he was able to put up during the team’s successful championship run in 2016.The Predators are 5-5 when forced to wear the road whites, including a Game 5 victory against Anaheim in the West finals.”I enjoy it. We have a good group of kids and they don’t feel like kids anymore after what they went through and what they did a year ago with Guentzel being the exception”, Cullen said. It’s an interesting angle to keep an eye on as Thursday’s pivotal game at PPG Paints Arena looms. Meanwhile, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan was not ready to name his starter for Game 5 after Matt Murray’s two sub-par performances in Games 3 and 4.The goal was Crosby’s first goal in the Final since June 4, 2009, a span of 12 goalless games for the Pittsburgh captain. Evgeni Malkin is the second choice at plus-350, while Jake Guentzel and Crosby are both plus-500. “I know it’s a nasty hole to be in”.When asked by reporters, Crosby said Subban “made that up”. But there’s still at least one more chance for the teams to provide a one-goal game or maybe even some overtime, which had been on pace to break the all-time record for a single postseason through three rounds. “We didn’t score, but the movement, the momentum it got for our team I thought was where it needs to be”. Crosby missed one game with a concussion, but at the time there was no way to know how long he’d be out of action. I don’t believe that’s the word that we want to use to describe our team. He also assisted goal No. 3 of the night for his first multi-point game since February. Which Rinne shows up for Game 5 may well determine which team returns to Nashville with a 3-2 series lead.It was prior to Game 4 when word filtered down that the National Hockey League would not be accepting Conn Smythe Trophy ballots with two names on them. It’s a best-of-three series. This would be the end for Fleury as Murray would go on to start the next eight games for the Penguins.The Penguins may be due for a big game from Sidney Crosby. He skated in on Rinne, holding the puck before scoring behind the goalie’s leg just 66 seconds later for his eighth goal and 24th point of the playoffs. The home team has won each of the first four games of the Cup Final.He started the first 15 games of the playoffs for the Penguins, with 9 wins, two shutouts and a.924 save percentage. The Predators’ fan base, which chanted, “It’s all your fault”, after every goal the Penguins allowed, even the empty-net goal in Game 4, beg to differ.Rust beat Rinne to the glove side with a backhander a little more than five minutes later and Malkin made it 3-0 with 10.2 seconds left in the first period.This has not been the most grueling of Cup Final schedules.”I think everybody knows Geno’s drive in the locker room”, said Kunitz.Malkin was also quick to shoot down talk that the Penguins, who have played 211 games in the past two seasons, are wearing down or getting exhausted.