Rinne got his body on Byron’s shot but the puck trickled past him.The loss is Nashville’s first in regulation time in Montreal since Jan.His three-assist night gave him 20 career points in the Cup Final, passing Mario Lemieux for the franchise's all-time mark.But it was clear after the resounding 6-0 win that Crosby -- now one win from a third Stanley Cup championship -- was mostly preoccupied with getting the Cup-clinching win Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, where the Predators are 9-1 at home in the playoffs this season."Still a lot of work to be done," Crosby said. We've already played two games there and know the atmosphere and know how much they feed off their fans. Before some in attendance even had the chance to take their seats, Crosby was barreling down the ice toward Predators defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi, unraveling the pair before firing a shot on net.MONTREAL — Paul Byron scored with nine seconds left to play as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the visiting Nashville Predators 2-1 on Thursday in P. Subban’s first game against Montreal since being traded last summer.
The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday, June 29, 2016, by acquiring P. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen. (Michael Dwyer / AP) The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday by acquiring P. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen.He signed a 0 million, 14-year offer sheet with Philadelphia as a restricted free agent in 2012, but Nashville matched it to keep him.The three-time Norris Trophy finalist was a team captain and had 20 goals and 31 assists last season."In Shea Weber, we get a top rated NHL defenseman with tremendous leadership, and a player who will improve our defensive group as well as our power play for many years to come," Bergevin said.Once Connor Mc David and the Oilers lost to the aging Ducks in the second round, the Western Conference became an utter unknown.With the NBA Finals seemingly set a year ago for an epic rematch between the huge superstars of the Warriors and Cavaliers, the NHL was on the verge of complete irrelevance.We've still got a lot of work to do there."The Penguins' captain made his presence felt throughout Game 5, from dishing dazzling assists to slamming Predators defenseman P. He didn't score, but Crosby did draw a holding penalty on Ellis on his first shift.