But Coach Sullivan has got to make a few changes.
He started the first 15 games of the playoffs for the Penguins, with 9 wins, two shutouts and a.924 save percentage.
On the Pittsburgh injury front, center Nick Bonino (ankle) sat out for the third straight game after getting drilled by a P.K. Subban slapshot in Game Two.
The Nashville Predators' top two defensive pairings are among the best in the National Hockey League. He didn't, and Murray bounced back with a shutout on Thursday night. "I didn't know the 70 percent part of it, but we are very aware this is the biggest game of the year, that's just obvious, so we are going to be ready to rock and roll tonight", said Colton Sissons.
Murray had never dropped back-to-back playoff games before taking the loss in Game 4. But once the game started, the ice belonged to the Penguins. Sullivan exonerated his goaltender on Tuesday by saying that didn't feel his team lost either game due to the play of his goaltender. Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) and teammates celebrate their 6-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017. "They're a good team, and they can (create) chances from nothing".
Fed up and prepared to play like it, the Penguins took their pent-up frustration from a nightmare trip to Nashville and channeled it into a wire-to-wire drubbing of the Predators in their return to Pittsburgh.
Sports' Kevin Allen explains why Pittsburgh and Nashville can feel good about their chances heading into Game 5. If not, you must have been vacationing in Belize, because it has been somewhat of a hot topic during these playoffs.
Prior to the game, a Predators fan tossed a catfish on to the ice.
All of it can be a bit overwhelming, but the Penguins are pretty excited to have the hockey world see what their crowd can do.
"Me and Phil, we need (a) big game", Malkin said, "to help the team win". They are so supportive of our group. "We didn't score, but the movement, the momentum it got for our team I thought was where it needs to be".
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators meet Sunday in game six of the NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena. They knew they would be starting on the road in every series, and the Predators responded by winning the opener of their first three series. "That is what's good". Can either of these teams win on the road or will home ice carry the day?
With the series tied at two apiece, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to show dominance and take a 3-2 lead in the series. He also assisted goal No. 3 of the night for his first multi-point game since February. In 23 games Ward had a 2.14 goals against, making 22-of-23 saves in a Game 7 win against Edmonton.
"You have to find the point of when a player is healthy enough to get back in the lineup and when they're not healthy enough to get back and be able to contribute and play at a level that is needed right now at this point in the season", said Laviolette. Just play the same.
Both of Wilson's goals in these playoffs have come on the power play. "We just have to do a better job in front of him".
Which meant open ice for Kessel and Malkin without Subban, who had shut them down, out there. According to him, everyone is exhausted at this time of year, and he realizes how close he and teammates are to making history and having another fun summer.