Penguins share Stanley Cup victory with their families


On Sunday night, not only did his Pittsburgh Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles, Crosby was also named Conn Smythe victor as playoff MVP for the second consecutive year as voted on by a panel of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Hornqvist scored the game-winning goal with only 95 seconds left when he batted a puck that had bounced off the end boards out of mid air, off the net and off goaltender Pekka Rinne's back and into the goal.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says there will be a victory parade for the Stanley Cup champion Penguins, but plans for the event are still being developed.

That means late Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe will no longer have his name on the Stanley Cup.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs, said his team had worked hard to keep improving with each game. The Penguins are the first to do it in the salary-cap era.

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The Penguins will be the last team placed on the bottom ring of the Cup, according to The Hockey News, which means in 2018, a new ring will be added to the cup.

The loss ended the upstart Predators' deepest playoff run in the franchise's 19-year history and one that became the talk of the town far beyond Music City, catfish and all.

It will all be up to the repeat National Hockey League champions. Everybody cares and we obviously wanted to lift the Cup this year but it didn't happen. Murray also blanked Nashville in the Penguins' 6-0 rout in Game 5. Per ESPN Stats & Info, he is the first person to close out the Stanley Cup Final with back-to-back shutouts since 1952.

Having won just three of 12 playoff series before this year, Nashville opened this postseason by eliminating the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks in four games.