Pittsburgh squandered a 2-0 lead, but Nick Bonino delivered the game-winning goal with 2:33 remaining to propel the Penguins in the Stanley Cup opener.
The Pittsburgh Penguins host the San Jose Sharks in Game One of the Stanley Cup 2016 Finals on Monday, start time at 8:00 PM ET, at CONSOL Energy Center.
The Penguins are coming from a 2-1 Game 7 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals. Against the odds of losing at home, the Penguins managed to come on top as they played great enough to capture the win. Bryan Rust scored both the goals for the Penguins.
Super star Sidney Crosby will be playing his third Stanley Cup Final. He played in 2008 and 2009 after sliding in the following years into injury. However, Crosby is back to the top of his game and he will be the player to watch in the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.
In the postseason, Phil Kessel leads in points with 18 and in goals with nine. Nick Bonino tops in assists with 12 while Kris Letang leads in penalty minutes with 22. Matt Murray yields 2.22 goals per game. Crosby has 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists).
The Sharks are coming from a 4-2 series win against the St Louis Blues. The Sharks pulled off a 5-2 win at home to close the series. Joel Ward scored two goals to lead San Jose. While the Sharks are in their first Stanley Cup Final, they have the firepower to topple their opponents.
In the postseason, Logan Couture leads in points with 24 and in assists with 16. Joe Pavelski tops in goals with 13 while Tommy Wingels leads in penalty minutes with 21. Martin Jones yields 2.12 goals per game.
Stanley Cup Final 2016 Game One Schedule Info:
Date: May 30, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Schedule: NBC
Stanley Cup Final Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Odds: -120 Penguins