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Nashville vs Pittsburgh Wrap - Pittsburgh Wins 5-1

Nashville vs Pittsburgh Wrap - Pittsburgh Wins 5-1

Nashville couldn't hang with the Penguins on Thursday as Pittsburgh blasted the Predators 5-1 at Consol Energy Centre.

Pittsburgh was favored by -175 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Evgeni Malkin (2), Matt Cooke, Pascal Dupuis, and Chris Kunitz each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Malkin opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 1:23 of the first period. The goal was assisted by James Neal and Kris Letang.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 29-save effort for the Penguins.

Alexander Radulov scored for the Predators, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.

Pekka Rinne stopped 18 of 23 shots for the Predators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 0-for-1, while the Predators were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh lost the shots on goal battle to Nashville by a margin of 30-23.

Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Senators. Nashville, meanwhile, will have their next action against Winnipeg.