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Game 5: Penguins vs Predators

Multiple fights break out as the Penguins take on the Predators in the third period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Penguins Sidney Crosby rings one of the post early in the in the first period against the Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan shouts to his power play unit Thursday, June 8, 2017, during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.(Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Penguins’ Sidney Crosby is checked off the puck by Predators’ Matt Irwin and Yannick Weber Thursday, June 8, 2017, during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray stops a shot in front of Predators Austin Watson in the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Penguins Bryan Rust ends up in the net with Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and Roman Josi in the first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Penguins Chris Kunitz fights Predators Yannick Weber in the third period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Penguins Carl Hagelin fights Predators Viktor Arvidsson in the third period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Penguins Bryan Rust scores on Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne in the first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
From left to right, Josh McEntee, Trey Maher, and Sean McCarthy, all 22 and of Oakland, react as they watch the Penguins play the Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Hemingway’s in Oakland. While McEntee and Maher sported their Pens gear, McCarthy came from a business pitch to watch the game at the neighborhood bar. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Penguins’ Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson congratulate Phil Kessel on a goal against the Predators in the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

Penguins goaltender Matt Murray makes a save in front of Predators Austin Watson in the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

Predators P.K. Subban puts Penguins Sidney Crosby in a headlock in the first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

From left to right: Chris Hicks, Dechlyn Sheffer and Ian McLaughlin jump out of their seats after the Penguins scored and are in the lead 6-0 against the Predators on Thursday, June 8, 2017, during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final at PPG Paints Arena.(Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)

Penguins Bryan Rust scores on Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne in the first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Penguins Sidney Crosby holds down Predators P.K. Subban in the first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Predators P.K. Subban lands on Penguins Sidney Crosby in the first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Tyrone Sub, of Sarver, holds up the number four after the Penguins led 4-0 on Thursday, June 8, 2017, during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Predators Roman Josi slams into goaltender Pekka Rinne in the first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Penguins Matt Murray makes save on Predators James Neal Thursday, June 8, 2017, during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Penguins’ Bryan Rust crashes in to Predators’ goalie Pekka Rinne and Roman Josi Thursday, June 8, 2017, during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
James Kirkwood, 27, of Cleveland, Ohio, watches the final minutes of the Penguins playing the Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final on Thursday, June 8, 2017 through the window of Jack’s Bar in the South Side. Kirkwood, originally of Texas, said he connected with the Penguins when Sidney Crosby joined the team since they were the same age. “I’ve been a Pens fan for the last nine years,” said Kirkwood, who drove from Cleveland to be in town for the game. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Laurel Bukowski, center, of Belle Vernon, screams and cheers after the Penguins scored on Thursday, June 8, 2017, during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
A Penguins fan taunts Predators P.K. Subban during warmups before the start of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Tia Sub, right, and Ty Rone, left, wave towels during game five of the Stanley Cup final on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Alex Driehaus/Post-Gazette)
Eric Costello, “Weird Eric,” poses with fans while wearing a Sidney Crosby costume that he made out of nearly 600 balloons on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Costello took 12 hours to create the costume in an attempt to out do his rival, Sam the Balloon Man, who created a similar costume in Nashville. (Alex Driehaus/Post-Gazette)