Not surprised by the outcome last night. I was hoping the early goal would further rattle PR, but, to his credit, it did not.
Pens were outplayed, which seems to be a consistent narrative in this year's Stanley Cup Finals.
The Preds played too many minutes in our defensive zone. They were by far the more physical team (see Hits stat). They controlled the puck and gained the zone too often, allowing them to funnel the puck to the goal. Where they seemed to have 2 guys camped out all night for rebounds and redirects.
Pens have to put together a complete game in the next one.