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PITTSBURGH – The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins (all times local):
7:50 p.m. EDT
Goaltenders Matt Murray of Pittsburgh and Martin Jones of San Jose led their teams onto the ice at Consol Energy Center for warmups prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
The 22-year-old Murray and 26-year-old Jones are starting in the final for the first time. Jones backed up Jonathan Quick with the Los Angeles Kings when they won it all in 2012.
Matt Nieto's on the ice for San Jose. The forward hasn't played since suffering an upper-body injury in Game 6 of the Sharks' second-round series against Nashville.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang says he is good to go for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against San Jose despite not skating the past two days.
Letang brushed off any concern about the injury, while center Nick Bonino also gave the thumbs up for the series opener after blocking a shot in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Letang has averaged 28:46 minutes a game for the Penguins during the playoffs.
After facing 2015 Conn Smythe runner-up Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning last round, Letang goes up against Norris Trophy finalist Brent Burns in the final.
Letang says Burns is an unbelievable defenseman. Burns' 20 points lead all defensemen in the playoffs.