The Pittsburgh Penguins close out another Cup title

Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup

Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup

Regardless, the score would still have been 1-0 Nashville and the fluky goal by Patric Hornqvist would have tied the game at 1-1.

The Blackhawks' three Stanley Cup wins between 2010 and 2015 were a huge achievement, given the constraints of the salary cap, but the Penguins just became the first team in almost two decades to win back-to-back titles, and they did so in large part because of Crosby, who led the NHL in goals for the second time in his career and who played some of his best hockey in the playoffs, when the Pens needed to win three tough series in a row in order to repeat. All five of the franchise's titles have been clinched on the road.

The childhood coach of Cole Harbour's favourite son, Sidney Crosby, said he couldn't be happier to see "Sid the Kid" raise the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row.

Pittsburgh's win is the second championship in 18 months for coach Mike Sullivan, who has yet to lose a playoff series since taking over after Mike Johnston was sacked.

The argument can also be made for Murray, who was injured during the warm-ups of Game 1 against Columbus.

In the previous campaign finals, they defeated San Jose Sharks, while this year they were battling against Nashville Predators, the team which appeared for the first time in history in the finals. Only teammate Evgeni Malkin (28 points) had more than Crosby's 27 this postseason. However, the officials waved it off, saying the whistle blew before Sissons scored and drawing jeers from the crowd. "We shot it up right when it happened and I was able to finish on it with some adrenaline". The shot, initially stopped by Matt Murray, trickled free and was tapped in by Colton Sisson. He recorded 27 points in 24 play of games.

"I don't know how many guys went up this year; I don't have the exact number". "That's always going to stand really close to my heart".

Carl Hagelin scored his second of the playoffs into an empty net at 19:46 to seal it.

FIRST TIME, NOT THE LAST TIME: Even though Nashville was the lowest-seeded of the 16 playoff teams, one might make a mistake if they look at its first Stanley Cup Final as an outlier. We kept the same group together. Of a possible 56 playoff games the last two years, the Penguins played 49.

But Crosby remains too humble to enter the debate of where his latest accomplishments put him in the conversation of all-time greats. Only one other player, beyond Crosby and Lemieux, has won back-to-back Smythes since the award was first given out in 1965. "I feel fortunate, but I also understand how hard it was so you just want to try to make the best of it".

Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan hoists the Stanley Cup as Bryan Rust (17) watches after defeating the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.

He also becomes just the sixth player to win multiple Conn Smythes.

Forget a golden anniversary: The Penguins will cap their 50th season with their names on the most famous silver cup in sports - again. "And then we got a good bounce there at the end".

The stingy Predators found Pittsburgh was up to the task, with the Penguins taking the first two games on home ice. "We've battled through a lot".

I'll just say it.

Defenseman P.K. Subban, in calling Crosby "a great leader", also said: It stings. And these guys did exactly what I hoped they would do: "They got us the Cup". "You know what? We've got a lot to be proud of and we're grateful for the journey".

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