Sidney Crosby
Penguins' Sidney Crosby: Records two first-period helpers
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
10:35 PM
News: Crosby collected two first-period assists -- one on the power play -- during Monday's Game 1 win over Nashville.

Crosby is up to seven goals and 22 points through 19 playoff games, and he's making a case for his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy. The Pittsburgh captain also registered three of the Penguins' 11 shots, and No. 87 will need to continue frequenting the scoresheet if he's going to hoist the Stanley Cup for a third time.

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Chris Kunitz
Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Registers two assists in Game 1 win
Chris Kunitz, LW, PIT
10:28 PM
News: Kunitz recorded two assists over 15:47 of ice time during Monday's Game 1 win over Nashville.

This was the second consecutive multi-point game for Kunitz, as he scored twice and added an assist during Pittsburgh's Game 7 win over Ottawa to reach the Stanley Cup finals. He missed all of Round 1 against Columbus, and recorded just two assists over his first 13 postseason contests, but the veteran has made a huge impact the past two games for the defending champions.

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Nick Bonino
Penguins' Nick Bonino: Scores twice in Game 1 win
Nick Bonino, C, PIT
10:20 PM
News: Bonino scored two goals -- including the game-sealing, empty-net tally -- during Monday's Game 1 win over Nashville.

Bonino had just two goals and three assists through 19 postseason games entering Monday, so this was a big game for the center. With Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin ahead of him on the depth chart, Bonino isn't often in a position to make a huge offensive impact. If he's able to continue providing secondary scoring, it will be a huge boon for the Penguins.

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Jake Guentzel
Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Scores winner in Game 1
Jake Guentzel, C, PIT
10:16 PM
News: Guentzel scored the winning goal -- Pittsburgh's fourth -- in Monday's Game 1 victory over Nashville.

Pittsburgh allowed Nashville to score three unanswered goals and recover from a 3-0 deficit, so not only was it a huge goal for Guentzel, the Penguins needed it badly. After scoring nine goals through the first 10 games of the playoffs, Guentzel went without a tally over the next eight games entering Monday. His speed, quick-release wrist shot and offensive acumen have been on display since breaking into the league in November, and he showcased all three again on Monday's goal. Guentzel's fantasy arrow is pointing straight up.

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Carl Hagelin
Penguins' Carl Hagelin: Likely out for Game 1
Carl Hagelin, LW, PIT
7:10 PM
News: Hagelin didn't take part in Monday's pre-game line rushes and is likely to sit out Game 1, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

With Patric Hornqvist (upper body) returning to action, it appears Hagelin has become the odd man out, at least for the first game of the Stanley Cup Final. Hornqvist, along with Matt Cullen and Jake Guentzel, comprised the team's fourth line in warmups.

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Colin Wilson
Predators' Colin Wilson: Sitting out Game 1
Colin Wilson, C, NSH
6:49 PM
News: Wilson is dealing with an undisclosed injury and will not play in Monday's Game 1 against the Penguins.

The news comes as the team takes the ice for pregame warmups. Nothing had been mentioned prior to the Stanley Cup Finals about any type of injury issue, but with four points in 12 postseason contests, the Predators shouldn't miss Wilson's production all that much. Craig Smith, who has sat out 11 of the past 12 games with an undisclosed injury, is reportedly good to go and is on the ice for warmups, so he'll presumably take Wilson's spot in the lineup.

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Cody Ceci
Senators' Cody Ceci: Broke fingers "multiple times" in playoffs
Cody Ceci, D, OTT
12:34 PM
News: Ceci broke fingers multiple times according to head coach Guy Boucher, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports.

The blueliner only had a single point in 19 playoff games, so his offensive production was limited whether the injured played into it or not is tough to say. However, the injuries did not dissuade him from playing with physicality as he tallied 25 hits and 49 blocked shots in that span.

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Erik Karlsson
Senators' Erik Karlsson: Played through multiple injuries in playoffs
Erik Karlsson, D, OTT
12:29 PM
News: Karlsson dealt with two foot fractures and ankle muscle damage in the Sens' run to the Eastern Conference Finals, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports.

With 18 points in 19 playoff games, some have joked that Karlsson should always play injured. With a few months to recuperate, he should be back to full strength by the time the season starts back up in October.

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Viktor Stalberg
Senators' Viktor Stalberg: Injury revealed as abdominal
Viktor Stalberg, LW, OTT
12:22 PM
News: Stalberg fought through an abdominal injury during the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports.

The winger missed the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals against Pittsburgh with what was at the time an undisclosed injury. Even when healthy, the winger wasn't able to get much going offensively, with only two points--both assists--in 17 playoff games.

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Craig Anderson
Senators' Craig Anderson: Dealt with injury in playoffs
Craig Anderson, G, OTT
12:16 PM
News: Anderson battled through a back injury throughout the Senators' playoff run, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports.

The goaltender was a big part of the team's success this season and looks to continue that role in the future, so hopefully he'll be able to avoid any lingering back pain before next season starts.

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