STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS

1. Pekka Rinne, Nashville: Improved to 9-1 at home this postseason with 23 saves.

2. Frederick Gaudreau, Nashville: Became the second NHLer in history to score his first three career goals in the Stanley Cup Final.

3. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh: Breakaway goal, created several scoring chances.

By the Numbers

7-1: Matt Murray’s career playoff record in games following a loss.

1: Goal in past nine games, two in the past 13 for Pittsburgh’s Phil Kessel.

37-16: Home team record in Stanley Cup Final since 2009.

18-4: Combined home record by the Penguins and Predators this postseason.

1-for-16: Pittsburgh's power play in series (the one goal was on a 5-on-3).

MICHAEL RUSSO