Penguins beat Predators in Game 1 of Cup Final; Cutch hits walk-off HR

Guentzel scores GW G1 SC final

Guentzel G1 GW SC final

Jake Guentzel ended an eight-game goal-scoring drought with the winner in a 5-3 victory over Nashville in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final

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Jake Guentzel’s late goal bails out Penguins after they squander a three-goal lead in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

On the Chipped Ice A.M. edition, Bombulie writes that Guentzel and Conor Sheary snapped long goal droughts.

Malkin PP goal G1 SC final

Evgeni Malkin’s power-play goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was his first of the playoffs

My column is on how Evgeni Malkin’s power-play goal that started the scoring proved more momentous than first imagined in the Game 1 victory over the Predators.

Penguins video coach eyes a key challenge again in Game 1 victory over Predators, writes Bill West.

Predators lament outcome of first period after Game 1 loss to Penguins, writes Chris Adamski.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman questions timing of Penguins GM Jim Rutherford’s comments about Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, writes Adamski.

Colton Sissions scores G1 SC final

Nashville’s Colton Sissions registered seven shots and scored on a redirect in Game 1

PLUS/MINUS (+/-): West breaks down Game 1 of the Penguins-Predators Cup Final.

ON THE SOUTH SIDE

Ben and Antonio

Antonio Brown on Ben Roethlisberger: ‘He’s my guy. I wouldn’t want to play with anyone else. Thinking of him leaving is kind of discouraging’

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown keeps grinding, happy to have Ben Roethlisberger back, writes Joe Rutter.

ON THE DIAMOND

The Pirates beat the Diamondbacks on Andrew McCutchen’s ninth-inning walk-off homer … but lose Gregory Polanco and Chris Stewart to injuries, writes Rob Biertempfel.

Biertempfel has the scouting report for Tuesday’s game against the Diamondbacks.

FAREWELL, MR. DEFORD