Penguins win second straight Stanley Cup

Jasmine Tyler, of Clarksville, Tenn., but who grew up in Export, Pa., reacts after a save by Pittsburgh Penguins Matt Murray, during a screening of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the.

Instead, the Nashville Predators chose grace and optimism after getting robbed of a goal and losing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Nashville challenged the call for goalie interference, but the goal was upheld.

That doesn't include Crosby also winning the World Cup of Hockey title before this season started, along with tournament MVP.

After overrunning Nashville in its 6-0 win in Game 5 with three goals in each of the first two periods, Pittsburgh found far more resistance in this one. All within a calendar year.

"You come to the rink every day and you get to play with him, so it's special", said the 22-year-old rookie.

With the victory, the Penguins clinched the best-of-seven championship 4-2 to win the franchise's fifth Stanley Cup.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will return to their home city late Monday with the Stanley Cup trophy in tow, but fans will have to wait until later this week to pay tribute to the back-to-back National Hockey League champions with a victory parade.

When Murray was healthy and Fleury faltered versus Ottawa, coach Mike Sullivan decided to make a change in net, giving Murray the starting role once again. "I think we're going to take a lot of experience on this run and we'll be back again next year".

Crosby did have some help. After almost 58 minutes of scoreless skating, the Preds fell just short of the Stanley Cup in a heartbreaking 2-0 defeat.

Chris Kunitz (up) - The veteran Pittsburgh forward has won the Stanley Cup four times, three times with Pittsburgh and once with the Anaheim Ducks. It's been a remarkable year for Crosby, who finished the playoffs with 27 points. Rinne's almost full game of shutout hockey - and the Predators' chances - came to an end with less than two minutes to play when winger Patric Hornqvist banked in the game-winner off of the Nashville netminder's left elbow.

With a little over 90 seconds remaining, Pens winger Patric Hornqvist broke the scoreless deadlock by banking a loose puck off the elbow of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, before Carl Hegelin sealed the series for Pittsburgh with a last minute empty net goal.

"There are so many good things that we learned as a group", said Fisher.

"This year, we went in with that expectation that maybe we'd have a legitimate shot at it", center Matt Cullen said. It became the longest time in this highly contested series for one of the two teams to score. After they allowed a goal to Roman Josi in the second period of Game 3, they killed off the final 10 power plays that they faced.

Rinne had 27 saves on 28 shots, losing for just the second time on home ice in the playoffs.

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