Stanley Cup: Nashville Predators beat Pittsburgh Penguins to level series

Viktor Arvidsson scores for Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators have come from two games down to level the Stanley Cup final

Nashville Predators beat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 to level the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final at 2-2.

Calle Jarnkrok opened the scoring for the hosts at Bridgestone Arena before Sidney Crosby equalised for Pittsburgh.

Frederick Gaudreau and Viktor Arvidsson then struck for Nashville in the second period, before Filip Forsberg fired into an empty net late on.

Predators goaltender Pekke Rinne made 23 saves to secure back-to-back victories over the defending champions.

Nashville are playing in their first Stanley Cup final since their inception in 1998.

Game five takes place in Pittsburgh on Thursday (01:00 BST on Friday).

Catfish in the hat

Catfish on the ice at Predators Penguins
A dressed-up dead catfish was thrown onto the ice before the game

Prior to the game, Predators coach Peter Laviolette asked fans to stop throwing dead catfish onto the ice - a tradition that dates back to 2003.external-link

Instead, a catfish wearing a blue hat, wrapped in a Predators towel and with a toy penguin stuffed in its mouth was thrown onto the ice before the start of the game.

Staff also had to clear other catfish off the ice during the game.

Five were thrown during Nashville's 5-1 victory in game three, while play was delayed to remove a catfish in game one at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena.

Predators ice crew member clearing catfish
A member of the Predators ice crew clears catfish off the ice during the game

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