Saturday, 24 June, 2017

Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds for Stanley Cup

Isaac Mcdaniel | 12 June, 2017, 19:02

Nick Bonino left the ice in the first period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final after taking a P.K. Subban slapshot to the leg, but returned to play both the second and third periods.

The 2017 Stanley Cup Final is over and it ended the same way as it did in 2016 with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning once again.

Pittsburgh Penguin fans have plenty to be excited about after their team won their second-straight Stanley Cup.

Cullen's third Stanley Cup makes him the third native Minnesotan to win the trophy that many times. It was originally started back in 1892. It was hard to see Hornqvist skating around after the game kissing the Stanley Cup and holding it over his head.

Pittsburgh took a 2-0 series lead into Music City with a 5-3 win in Game One (despite being held shotless for more than 37 minutes) and a 4-1 win in Game Two.

And then in Game 6 of the championship series, we saw the National Hockey League completely bungle its handling of a goal that could've swung the entire season.

"I was treating this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity", said Rinne, who turns 35 in November.

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The Capitals are expected to undergo changes that could impact the Stanley Cup odds, especially if rumblings about possibly trading superstar Alex Ovechkin come to fruition. He set a rookie record with two shutouts in the Final.

"There's so many guys who could have easily won that, and I think we just had a group of guys that understood big moments and knew how to find ways to win", said Crosby. The Predators were playing for another return trip to Pittsburgh for a seventh and final game.

You can see on the replay how he managed to get the puck into the net despite shooting from behind the goal line, bouncing it in off the elbow of Rinne. No Penguins forward played more than his 19:42. 'We had a lot of injuries and things like that.

Evgeni Malkin had 28 points, including three goals in the Cup final.

Sissons also had an apparent goal waived off in the second period due to a whistle and was later stopped on a breakaway.

"It's the toughest trophy in all of sports to win", said Lemieux. But referee Kevin Pollock, situated in the corner facing Murray and likely thinking the Penguins goalie had secured the puck, blew the whistle before Sissons' one-handed diving effort poked the loose puck into the net.

Approaching the shortest offseason in team history, the 2017-18 version of the Predators should look very similar to the one that made this deep playoff run. Nashville finished the series going 0 of 8 on the power play over the final two games. But it truly takes a whole team to claim the Stanley Cup, and the Pens proved that.

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