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Pittsburgh Penguins defend Stanley Cup title

23 Juin 2017

Crosby was named the most valuable player to his team in the playoffs on Sunday for the second year in a row after his Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the final for their second straight Stanley Cup.

But he made 27 saves for his seventh playoff victory, enduring three power plays, including 32 seconds of a five-on-three, in the Penguins' first road victory of the series. Carl Hagelin cemented the win by scoring into an empty net with 14 seconds left. But, with Murray injured, Fleury played a pivotal role in getting the Penguins through the first two rounds, including a second-round defeat of the Capitals.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup championship victory parade will be held Wednesday morning.

Crosby becomes just the third back-to-back victor of the award, which was first handed out in 1965, after former Penguins captain Mario Lemieux (1991, 1992) and Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Bernie Parent (1974, 1975).

Crosby also became only the third man to win back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies.

"I don't know", Cullen said. We had a lot of injuries. "It was a tough building for us in Games 3 and 4, but we came back with a vengeance and got it done".

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Pittsburgh's part owner now has three Stanley Cups in his executive career to go along with two that he won in his playing days - titles also won in consecutive seasons beginning in 1991. Only teammate Evgeni Malkin had more points, with 28. He did not put a timeline on his recovery while on skates after Sunday's win but said he would not have been able to play if the series had gone to a Game 7. "I'm trying to relax a bit here".

The Penguins finally snuck one past Rinne when West Kelowna native Justin Schultz bounced the puck off the back of the net and Patric Hornqvist somehow banked the puck in off Rinne and into the goal.

The disallowed goal will be remembered in Nashville for a long time.

Shortly after the Penguins scored, Rinne was pulled from the ice to allow Nashville to have an extra attacker, but things didn't quite work out for them.

Our congratulations to the 2017 NHL Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pittsburgh Penguins defend Stanley Cup title