Predators to face Pittsburgh Penguins in Stanley Cup Final

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PITTSBURGH, Penn. (WKRN) – For just the fourth time in NHL history, a Game 7 has gone into overtime in a semifinal or conference final.

It ended with the Penguins returning to defend their Stanley Cup Title with a 3-2 win in double overtime against the Ottawa Senators.

Predators defenseman PK Subban said after practice Thursday he hoped the game would go into triple overtime – and he was close.

Nashville will take on a Pittsburgh team that was pushed to seven games before hosting the Predators on Monday in Pittsburgh.

The Preds are 1-1 against the Penguins in the regular season – but have not faced them since Jan. 31.

The first game against the Penguins was just the fifth of the season as the Preds won 5-1 at Bridgestone on Oct. 22.The second game came in late January on the road ending in a 4-2 loss.

The Preds practice again Friday morning.