The Pittsburgh Penguins have won the Stanley Cup, defeating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game Six to win the series four games to two. The Penguins won games One, Two, Four, and now Six.
Brian Dumoulin got the scoring started in the first with a wrister from the point. A bit of hesitation seemed to confuse San Jose‘s Melker Karlsson, which gave Dumoulin enough space to get the shot off. It was his second goal of the playoffs.
San Jose’s Logan Couture tied the game in the second after a great push from San Jose’s offense. Couture has been the most productive Shark this playoff season, and he seemingly came through in the clutch.
However, not long after, Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang scored on a bang bang play to make it 2-1. Pittsburgh’s offense did a really great job responding after the Couture goal, and they got rewarded.
Despite a shot block attempt from a Sharks defender, Patric Hornqvist potted an empty netter to make it 3-1 and seal it. It’s Pittsburgh’s first cup since 2009, when the team won in seven against the Detroit Red Wings.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as 2016 NHL Playoffs MVP.
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