Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith celebrates after a goal against Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Matt Murray in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena.

As the Penguins head back to Pittsburgh in an attempt to regain an advantage in the series during Game 5, Murray didn't sound dejected about the results of the last two games.

Filip Forsberg, the most unsafe Predator and someone who also notched 31 this season, also landed only his first of the final in Game 4 and it came into an empty net. But it was a big-time highlight nonetheless, not to mention an injection of confidence for the Pens, who went without a single shot from both Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in Game 3.

Rinne made 23 saves in Monday night's win.

Viktor Arvidsson, Predators - Arvidsson's breakaway goal was his first since game four of the first round, snapping a 15-game goalless slump. The only other player to have his first three National Hockey League goals for the Stanley Cup Final was Johnny Harms with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1944, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

NOTES: The Predators used the same lineup as they did in Game 2, scratching LW Cody McLeod as well as C Vern Fiddler. What a way to bounce back.

Gaudreau's score went uncalled at first - everyone assumed Murray had come up with a reflexive save - but a subsequent horn and replay proved the puck had crossed the red line, putting the Preds in front and granting the arena a delayed celebration. Diving back to the open net, Rinne made his fourth and most important save in the flurry of chances to keep the score 2-1. The goal was his first in the Stanley Cup final since June 4, 2009 - a span of 12 games.

Nick Bonino sure tried to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins. While Rinne leaves Nashville having given up only two goals in the two games, Matt Murray gave up eight on 58 shots. It was Crosby's first goal of the series. Pittsburgh lost a challenge for goalie interference.

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"I enjoy it. We have a good group of kids and they don't feel like kids anymore after what they went through and what they did previous year with Guentzel being the exception", Cullen said.

"These games, they're a lot closer", Sullivan said after Game 4 in Nashville.

This Stanley Cup Finals series is definitely a home series, thus far. "It's a tough building, and they're a good team, but I like our chances".

And with the Penguins' season extended by another six weeks during another deep playoff run, Cullen has had less time with his three boys, now ages 10, 8 and 7.

Barkley says he's been watching hockey for years dating back to a team in Birmingham, Alabama, and Ron Hextall is his favorite NHL player of all-time after watching him in Philadelphia.

Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury picks up a catfish from the ice during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Nashville on Saturday.

Pittsburgh's superstar has insisted he did not complain about Subban's breath in Game 3 as Subban said he did. Carrie Underwood admitted during the first intermission that she didn't get Fisher, her husband, a birthday present on Monday - holding out hope that a Stanley Cup championship celebration would do the trick in coming days.

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