The Penguins held on despite going an astonishing 37 minutes without a shot. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.
The Penguins are trying to become the first team in 19 years to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
Puck-moving defenseman lost his spot in the lineup after the Johnny Oduya trade.
No matter who wins the Stanley Cup Final, it’ll be a changing of the guard.
The Predators swept the West’s No. 1 seed in Chicago, downed St. Louis in six in the second round and then the Pacific Division champ in six games.
Kruger had three assists in this tournament while playing the same roles he plays for the Hawks.
White eventually was paired with Pat Stapleton to form one of the best blue-line duos in the NHL