Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was a dominating force throughout the playoffs and won his second consecutive Conn Smythe trophy. "We found a way. Let it sink in and take it because to get back here that's what's going to drive us". - Lemieux in 1991 and 1992.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the NHL's first back-to-back Stanley Cup champions in almost two decades. A 2-0 score was the final in the last game of the postseason. A shot from Justin Schultz bounced off the back of the net and Hornqvist somehow banked the puck in off Rinne and into the net. Nashville challenged the ruling, hoping for a goalie interference call that would wipe the scoreboard clean, but didn't end up getting one.
This year marks the second time that the Pens have repeated as champions.
Sidney Crosby is bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year.
Hagelin iced the game with 14 seconds left when, with Rinne out of the goal in favor of an extra attacker, he scored into the empty net. "We have so many guys that are going to take experience from this run and use that to propel them over the offseason and come in during the regular season and do what we need to do". This year, the honour went to Ron Hainsey.
Meanwhile, it was hard for Nashville supporters to swallow defeat after Music City erupted with hockey passion this spring.
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Faith Hill became the latest to sing the national anthem with husband, star Tim McGraw, giving her a hug once finished before waving a towel in each hand.
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P.K. Subban says the team will be back. "Everybody cares and we obviously wanted to lift the Cup this year but it didn't happen".
Nashvegas stole the hockey world's heart with more than 50,000 gold-clad fans turning Lower Broadway's neon-drenched honky tonks into hockey tonks before every game.
After losing the 2008 final to Detroit, they rebounded to defeat the Wings in the rematch in 2009 as Malkin was named the MVP with 36 playoff points. The Penguins are the first to do it in the salary-cap era.
Nashville battled valiantly to make this one of the most entertaining Stanley Cup finals in recent memory, even though numerous scores were lopsided.
It was his second straight shutout of the series. Officials huddled, but the goal was not allowed. The NHL is not handing the Cup to Crosby.Referees are human and the make mistakes, and tonights blown whistle was a mistake by a referee, and they knew they blew it.they knew it nearly immediately and they tried to give it back to Nashville the rest of the way by calling a very one-sided game and giving the Preds many power plays.
The refs, of course, were not to blame for Nashvilles loss. He also set a rookie record with two shutouts in a Cup Final. (Marc-Andre Fleury), throughout that whole Washington series. In the process, he made a household name out of Guentzel.
Ultimately, it was a tough break for the forward, but all ended well for Pittsburgh as it managed to win without him in the lineup.