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It’s your Game Three Stanley Cup Final preview

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It’ll be a Catfish Night in Nashville, with the Stanley Cup Final moving from Pennsylvania to Tennessee. And with the Penguins leading the Predators 2-0 after sweeping both games in Pittsburgh, Game Three becomes critical, for both teams.

P.K. Subban has guaranteed a win for the home team, and a win in Game Three would set the stage for Game Four putting the series at 2-2, with a pivotal Game Five back at PPG Paints Arena. From a skill standpoint, the Penguins arguably have the edge (particularly when Olli Maatta isn’t inside the boards), but the home-ice advantage in Nashville has become an impressive one, and it won’t be easy for the defending champions to overcome.

It likely will be much easier for zealous Predators fans to overcome security when trying to: (1) smuggle a stinky, nasty dead catfish into the venue; and (2) throw it onto the ice.

For more on Game Three, here’s the latest visit from NBC’s “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire to PFT Live.

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14 Responses to “It’s your Game Three Stanley Cup Final preview”
  1. redlikethepig says: Jun 3, 2017 11:13 AM

    Hockey is terrible and no fun to watch. They fight out of boredom.

  2. FoozieGrooler says: Jun 3, 2017 11:15 AM

    I find it telling that Preds fans chose a bottom feeder as their unofficial “mascot”.
    I’m sure there’s a story in there somewhere.

  3. joeychittwood says: Jun 3, 2017 11:19 AM

    Nobody cares about hockey Boomer

  4. therealraider says: Jun 3, 2017 11:34 AM

    What does this have to do with professional football?

  5. Slapshot says: Jun 3, 2017 11:45 AM

    Hopefully a Stanley Cup parade in the Burgh next week and hopefully another parade for the Steelers in February. The Terrible Towel rocks!

  6. bosssteelerchick says: Jun 3, 2017 12:42 PM

    Home ice advantage means far less than home field advantage in the NFL. It’s not like the crowd noise stops when the other team has the puck. The game is too fast. My prediction is the Pens take at least one of these games and come home to Pittsburgh to keep the cup. As for the catfish thing… no matter what I do, I cannot wrap my mind around that “tradition.” It’s as stupid as Red Wing fans throwing octupi onto the ice. Whatever. Let’s go Pens!

  7. tjacks7 says: Jun 3, 2017 1:19 PM

    The NHL is by far the best professional sports league these days and there isn’t a close second.

  8. citizenstrange says: Jun 3, 2017 1:24 PM

    GO PENS!

  9. Slapshot says: Jun 3, 2017 2:04 PM

    It sure beats watching (or trying to watch) the NBA . . . the National Boredom Association.

  10. alonestartexan says: Jun 3, 2017 2:13 PM

    bosssteelerchick says:
    Jun 3, 2017 12:42 PM
    As for the catfish thing… no matter what I do, I cannot wrap my mind around that “tradition.” It’s as stupid as Red Wing fans throwing octupi onto the ice. Whatever. Let’s go Pens!
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    The fans in Nashville adopted that “tradition” from the multitude of Red Wing fans that moved to Nashville when their city fell apart during the Great Recession.

    Instead of an “octupi” as you put it, they put their own spin on the tradition by making it a catfish. If you’re not from Tennessee or have never been there then you’d probably not know that it’s pretty much the catfish capital of the world, lol..

  11. stairwayto7 says: Jun 3, 2017 2:38 PM

    SWEEP!

  12. captainwhodat says: Jun 4, 2017 10:04 AM

    nhl hockey takes 2.25-2.5 hours to play 1 hour game…nfl football takes 3.5-3.75 hours to play 1 hour game…take a wild guess as to what sport has more artificial time outs….

  13. qbarrel says: Jun 4, 2017 1:10 PM

    redlikethepig says:
    Jun 3, 2017 11:13 AM
    Hockey is terrible and no fun to watch. They fight out of boredom.

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    Can’t follow the game, huh?

  14. pvank1 says: Jun 4, 2017 2:56 PM

    Go Preds!

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