Conor Sheary scored later, as the Predators were trying to get back into a rhythm after the long kill.
Evgeni Malkin opened the scoring with a power play tally on a 5-on-3 power play.
Coming into this series, as I wrote in my preview, the Predators can stack up with Pittsburgh in a lot of ways, but goaltending didn’t appear to be one of them.
Excuses can be made for Rinne, who only faced 11 shots in the game, but that’s a save that needs to be made. Pekka Rinne failed them in Game 1 with seven saves on 11 shots.
The Penguins went nearly 38 minutes in between shots on goal from late in the first period to Jake Guentzel’s game-winning goal with left in regulation.
Nick Bonino’s empty-netter sealed the deal and the Penguins escaped with a win.