Penguins one win from second straight Stanley Cup after thrashing Predators

  • Pittsburgh win 6-0 to take three-games-to-two lead in Stanley Cup final
  • Six different Penguins score as team moves within one win of repeat title
  • Sidney Crosby delivers with 56th career multi-point postseason contest

Six different players scored and Sidney Crosby had three assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Pekka Rinne and blew out the Nashville Predators 6-0 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final on Thursday night to take a three-games-to-two lead in the best-of-seven series and move one win away from a second consecutive title.

Justin Schultz, Bryan Rust, Evgeni Malkin, Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel and Ron Hainsey scored for the defending champions, who got 24 saves from goaltender Matt Murray. Rinne got the hook after allowing three goals on nine shots in the first period, and Nashville backup Juuse Saros didn’t fare much better, giving up three goals in relief.

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