By Chris Johnston, May 29, 2017
PITTSBURGH – “We weren’t very good,” said Mike Sullivan and he wasn’t kidding.
The Stanley Cup Final opened with a bit of history for his Pittsburgh Penguins, but it wasn’t the sort they had in mind. The 37-minute stretch Pittsburgh went without registering a shot against the Nashville Predators on Monday night was the longest ever in the NHL’s championship series – at least since they started tracking such things in 1957-58.
The fact the Penguins prevailed 5-3 despite only firing 12 total shots on goal established a new low for a winning team in a Cup final game.