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|6/2/2017||Nick Bonino, Pit, C|
|Bonino missed Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Predators on Saturday.
Analysis: Bonino took a puck off the left foot or ankle in Game 2.
|6/1/2017||Matt Murray, Pit, G|
|Murray stopped 37 shots and the Penguins beat the Predators 4-1, inching closer to becoming the first team in nearly 20 years to win back-to-back titles.
Analysis: Murray probably isn't going to win the Conn Smythe Trophy because he was hurt during the first two series, but with a .943 save percentage since taking over for Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 3 against Ottawa, he's been easily their best player.
|6/1/2017||Pekka Rinne, Nsh, G|
|Rinne was pulled after being beaten three times early in the third period of the Predators' 4-1 loss in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Analysis: Rinne entered the series with a .947 save percentage in the postseason. Against Pittsburgh, it's at .777 and he remains winless in his career against the Penguins in games he's started.
|6/1/2017||Jake Guentzel, Pit, C|
|Guentzel had two goals in a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night to inch the Penguins closer to becoming the first team in nearly 20 years to win back-to-back titles.
Analysis: Mired in an eight-game goal drought heading into the series, the 22-year-old Nebraska-born rookie provided the winner in Game 1 and again in Game 2 when he pounded home a rebound just 10 seconds into the third for his third of the series and 12th of the playoffs. ''It's crazy,'' said Guentzel, who has an NHL rookie record five game-winning goals this postseason.
|5/30/2017||Brandon Dubinsky, Cls, C|
|Dubinsky underwent wrist surgery and will be sidelined approximately three months, the Blue Jackets announced on Tuesday.
Analysis: Dubinsky had 12 goals and 29 assists in 80 games this season.
|5/30/2017||Derick Brassard, Ott, C|
|Brassard will undergo shoulder surgery that will likely sideline him for four to five months, the Senators announced Tuesday. Brassard has a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The recovery timeframe could cause Brassard to miss the beginning of next season.
Analysis: Brassard had 14 goals and 25 assists during the regular season and added four goals and seven assists in 19 playoff games.
|5/30/2017||Pekka Rinne, Nsh, G|
|Rinne faced just 11 shots and only stopped seven of them in the Predators' 5-3 loss in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Analysis: Rinne has been hailed as the reason Nashville has made it this far, but they aren't going to do much damage in this series if he can't be better.
|5/30/2017||Nick Bonino, Pit, C|
|Bonino had a pair of goals, including an empty netter, in the Penguins' 5-3 Game 1 win in the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.
Analysis: Bonino now has four postseason goals, and hadn't scored since Game 1 against Washington in the East semis.
|5/29/2017||Colin Wilson, Nsh, LW|
|Wilson is back in the Predators' lineup for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Analysis: It'll be Wilson's first appearance the Predators' series-clinching Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against Anaheim, as he's missed the first four games of the championship round with an undisclosed injury. The forward led Nashville with 13 points (five goals, eight assists) during the 2016 postseason and has contributed two goals and two assists in 12 playoff games this year.
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