2:59: Things getting chippy on the ice after Phil Kessel whistled for cross-checking Matt Irwin. Penguins penalty box is full with three players.Matt Cullen and Chris Kunitz assessed with 10-minute misconduct penalty along with Nashville's Austin Watson.
4:22: Patric Hornqvist for the Penguins and Mattias Ekholm for the Predators assessed 10-minute misconduct penalties.
4:36: Both teams whistled for a pair of penalties.Daley and Cole sent to the box for Pittsburgh, Arvidsson and Neal in the box for Nashville.
6:50: Mattias Ekholm scores topside on Murray's stick side to give Predators their second power play goal and 5-1 lead.
7:17: Malkin called for cross-checking, giving the Predators a power play. Crosby called for boarding. Nashville's Forsberg given a 2-minute penalty for cross-checking.
9:18: Minor penalties called for roughing against Nashville's Ekholm and Pittsburgh's Hagelin. Teams skate 4-on-4.
14:10: Another catfish makes its way onto the ice during a stoppage of play.
15:06: Craig Smith with a breakaway goal to give Predators a 4-1 lead.
17:32: Murray makes a great save on a Gaudreau breakaway attempt.
18:00: Rinne with a big glove save on a shot.
Through two periods, the Predators have outshot Pittsburgh 28019.
22.6: James Neal beats Murray after puck comes from behind the net to give Predators a 3-1 lead. Arvidsson and Josi credited with assists.
1:09: Josi's slap shot saved by Murray with Forsberg and Jarnkrok banging for the rebound.
2:16: Predators barely miss off faceoff to the left of Murray.
2:59: Predators have another short-handed chance stopped by Murray.
3:23: Ryan Ellis called for boarding Guentzel, giving the Penguins their third power play of the game.
3:45: Forsberg's shot to the sick side of Murray deflected into the netting to force faceoff.
5:34: Penguins with a couple of chances with traffic in front of the net before Rinne is able to freeze puck. Predators have outshot Penguins 22-17 at this point for the game and lead 2-1.
7:46: Murray with the great save on rush by Predators, making pad save on James Neal.
8:42: Gaudreau just missed a shot wide for his second goal of the game.
9:25: Craig Smith passes in front of net, but no one there for Predators.
11:24 Just before the TV timeout, Fisher missed wide of net.
12:54: Rinne makes an amazing save to prevent Pittsburgh from tying game.
13:27: Frederick Gaudreau beats Murray from in front of the keeper. Wilson and Josi credited with assists.
14:09: Roman Josi with the power play goal to tie the game at 1-1. Jarnkrok and Ekholm credited with assists.
14:53: Ryan Ellis' shot was blocked which led to a short-handed attempt by Carl Hagelin.
15:47: Penguins whistled for first penalty of the game. Defenseman Justin Schultz whistled for holding.
17:18: Phil Kessel's pass turned into a shot and Rinne holds it for a faceoff.
18:18 James Neal's shot off a faceoff win is deflected into the netting to force another faceoff.
18:46: Colton Sissons mishit a shot to the left of Murray. Murray was able to make the save.
The second period is underway.
After one period, Pittsburgh leads Nashville 1-0. The Predators have outshot the Penguins 12-6 and outhit Pittsburgh 17-9. The Predators have been called for two minor penalties in the period.
0:02 Craig Smith's shot from in front blocked away by Murray at the end of the period.
1:48: Subban takes puck into zone and leaves for Fisher, whose through traffic is gloved by Murray.
3:06: Yannick Weber's shot from the right dot gloved by Murray.
4:42: Final stoppage of first period. Predators have outshot Penguins 9-6, including 2 while on the penalty kill. Penguins have not recorded a shot on two power play opportunities.
5:16: Predators kill off another power play.
7:16: Predators called for their second penalty of the game, too many men on the ice.
7:30: Predators missed a couple of chances in front of net with Murray making saves.
9:09 Second stoppage of the period after shot deflected into net. Subban had just sent a crossing pass in front of goal, but no one was able to get a shot on it.
10:09: Predators missed an excellent chance for a goal in front of Murray.
10:18: Traffic in front of the Penguins net results in a collision with Penguin goalie Murray.
13:10 Predators kill off the power play without allowing a goal.
14:29 left in first period: Pekka Rinne makes two saves a close range before freezing the puck.
15:10 left in first period: Pittsburgh goes on the power play after P.K. Subban whistled for holding.
17:14 left in first period: Pittsburgh scores first on a rebound slap shot by Jake Guentzel after a turnover in the defensive end.
7:20 p.m. - Martina McBride sings the national anthem and Hank Williams Jr. is the hype guy before the game.
7:15 p.m. - Pekka Rinne will start in goal for Predators. Parenteau replaces McLeod in the lineup.
Teams have completed their pregame skate. Predators had 19 forwards and defensemen take part in skate. Presumable one will be a healthy scratch. ESPN reported earlier PA Parenteau would be inserted into the lineup. Parenteau and Cody McLeod were on the ice.
Check back for the latest updates from tonight's Game 3 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators from Bridgestone Arena.
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