The Latest: Fast start in Game 6 of Stanley Cup Final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Latest on Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):

7:22 p.m.

Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final is off to a fast start in Nashville, with both teams with quick scoring chances.

Scoring first hasn’t always been a determining factor between the Penguins and Predators.

Nashville scored first in a 4-1 loss in Game 2, while the Pittsburgh opened the scoring in a 5-1 loss in Game 3. The Penguins have the distinct edge in having outscored the Predators 9-2 in the opening period.

Pittsburgh’s offensive troubles have come in Nashville, where they’ve been outscored 9-2.

Coming off a 6-0 loss in Game 5, the Predators haven’t scored in 63 minutes and 23 seconds since Filip Forsberg’s empty-netter in a 4-1 win in Game 4.

The Penguins have lost three straight road games, dating to their Eastern Conference final series against Ottawa. Pittsburgh hasn’t lost four consecutive road games since going 0-2-2 from Jan. 12 to Feb. 5, 2016.

7:19 p.m.

The Nashville Predators are counting on Faith to give them a vocal lift for Game 6. Faith Hill, that is.

Hill became the latest country music star to sing the national anthem in Music City, joining the likes of Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum.


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