Penguins Take Down Predators To Repeat As Stanley Cup Champions
For the first time in the salary cap era of the NHL, a team has won back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships.
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby hoisted up Lord Stanley Cup after his team defeated the Nashville Predators in Tennessee by the score of 2-0, clinching the best of seven series 4-2.
Crosby is the third player in league history to win back to back postseason MVP awards, taking home another Conn Smythe Trophy. 19 assists and 27 points in 24 playoff games this year helped his cause.
For the Penguins, the championship culminates a 2016-17 seasons that didn't start off on the best skate. In mid December Pittsburgh stood at 15-10-3, fifth place in the Metropolitan division. For a team with championship pedigree, it was just another road block on their way to a repeat.
It marks the 5th Stanley Cup Championship for the Penguins, who are tied with the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers for 5th most all-time.