Hartnett: Polar Opposites Crosby, Subban Clash In Stanley Cup FinalPittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban have taken center stage in a Stanley Cup Final that has already reached its boiling point.
Despite Predators' Plight, Subban Guarantees Game 3 Cup WinA good night's sleep has P.K. Subban more confident than ever about what the Nashville Predators will do on their own ice trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins 0-2 in the Stanley Cup Final.
Hartnett: Penguins' Guentzel Has Taken The Cup Final By StormThe Pittsburgh Penguins captured Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final without playing anything close to their A-game. It was a totally different case in Game 2.
Hartnett: Despite Game 1 Loss, Expect Predators To Give Penguins FitsThroughout the playoffs, the 16th-seeded Nashville Predators have gained admirers due to their next-man-up mentality and suffocating brand of defense.
Pittsburgh Penguins Have Only 12 Shots On Goal, But Beat Nashville In Game 1Pittsburgh rookie Jake Guentzel beat Nashville's Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left in regulation to put the Penguins ahead to stay in a 5-3 victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.
Silverman: Crosby, Penguins Get Redemption On Way To Capturing CupIt’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. The Pittsburgh Penguins proved that old adage over the last four months, and they were rewarded with the Stanley Cup for their efforts.
Silverman: Jones Saves Sharks And Now Pressure Is On PenguinsSuddenly, some real drama has been infused into the Stanley Cup Final.
Silverman: Toothless Sharks Still Have A Shot At The Cup, In TheoryOn the surface, there’s no reason in the world the San Jose Sharks can’t still make a series of the Stanley Cup Final. Well, it's a nice thought, anyway.
Silverman: Role Players, Rookies Have Taken Over Stanley Cup FinalWhile all four are having an impact through the first three games of the championship, the lesser-known players on both teams have been the decisive players thus far.
Hartnett: Big-Game Joel Ward Proving To Be An Indispensable Glue Player For SharksThe Sharks are 4-0 when Ward scores a goal this postseason. His latest came at 8:48 of the third period when he unleashed a powerful slapshot past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray, forcing overtime.
Silverman: Desperate Sharks Need Huge Effort From 'Big 3' In Game 3The San Jose Sharks entered the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins knowing they fully belonged. Through two games, something is wrong.
Hartnett: Sharks Need To Stop Crying And Figure Out How To Stop CrosbySidney Crosby is dominating the San Jose Sharks and they can't take it.