Therefore, the term "dynasty" in hockey came to be defined far differently than it used to; the Chicago Blackhawks with their three Cups in six years, and the Los Angeles Kings' two in three became the closest thing to "dynasties" the NHL had in its new era.
Coverage began on NBCSN at 6 p.m. ET with NHL Live.
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. Murray is the first goalie with two shutouts in one Cup Final since Boston's Tim Thomas and Vancouver's Roberto Luongo had two apiece in 2011. Only 18 players have more than his 164 career playoff points and only 19 have mustered more than his 107 assists - all of them in earlier eras when scoring was higher. He joined McHugh, Milbury and Jones during first intermission coverage.
"It couldn't have worked out any better for me", Hornqvist said.
Penguins center Nick Bonino agreed there was no shortage of excitement on the plane ride home.
Penguins' owner Mario Lemieux to McGuire: "It never gets old to win the Cup, but this one was a tough one".
"It's tough, that's sports", said Preds captain Mike Fisher. He has a tremendous feel of moving guys up and down the lineup. That's a pretty fantastic core to start next year with, no (assuming they're all protected and not taken in the expansion draft, more on that in a minute)? Last year it was Sheary, and this year Guentzel, and next year, it could be someone entirely different. "It's kind of amusing when you go through this experience it's not really about you".
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But experts said the legal risks would be conservable. "This isn't talking to a trustee, this is talking to a lover", he said. Cosby's defense attorneys argued that his sexual contact with Constand was part of a consensual relationship between the two.
"We were getting chances, just nothing was going in for us", Murray said. We had a lot of injuries. "We knew it was going to be hard, but I think that's probably where the most joy comes out of, is just knowing how hard it is now to go back-to-back and knowing that we overcame all those things".
So smitten were fans that a section of the city's famous Broadway was closed for public viewing parties that saw the street jammed with fans clad in the team's gold and blue colors.
It will all be up to the repeat National Hockey League champions. "A team to be proud of, for sure".
There are lots of very good reasons the Penguins shouldn't have repeated as Cup champs, and they all knew it too. He replaced Marc-Andre Fleury midway through the Ottawa series. Celebrities sang the anthem, the game was filled with cheers and group chants and the fans were rewarded with two historic victories in Games Three and Four.
The Predators know exactly what they need to do better against Pittsburgh. "Just an wonderful run for the Pittsburgh Penguins". They won one Cup, but otherwise, the Penguins during that time frequently seemed to disappoint in the postseason.
NBC says its "Total Audience Delivery" metric measures consumption across multiple platforms, combining the 'average minute audience ratings for TV and digital platforms.
This year's viewership gains come despite five Canadian teams qualifying for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including two Canadian teams in the Second Round and one in the Conference Finals - as compared to zero in 2016 - plus the absence of a Top 20 TV home market in the Stanley Cup Final.
The defending champs had an impressive run to the Stanley Cup, and are quickly becoming the hockey equivalent to the New England Patriots or the Golden State Warriors: a team so dominant year in and year out, they can legitimately and consistently compete for a championship.
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