June 15, 2016 Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup
The Pittsburgh Penguins ended a memorable season with a 3-1 Game 6 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, making it their fourth title in franchise history. Veteran player, Trevor Daley, missed the game with his, still healing, broken ankle but was on his skates, on the ice, when the game was over.
The Parade is being held in Pittsburgh today.
Brian Dumoulin scored for the Penguins at 7:50 of the first period. Dumoulin’s goal marked the fifth time in six games that the Penguins had opened the scoring. They lost game 5 when the Sharks took an early lead.
Letang took a pass from captain Sidney Crosby and rifled a shot between goalie Martin Jones and the post for the Cup-clinching goal.
Couture, scored for the Sharks next, beating Penguins Goalie Matt Murray through the five-hole.
Kris Letang broke a 1-1 tie at 7:46 of the second period, giving Pittsburgh a lead the Penguins would not give up.
Patric Hornqvist clinched the win with an empty netter at the 18:58 mark of the third period.
Mario Lemieux, owner of the Penguins, gave Crosby a big hug when the game was over.
The traditional handshakes began after Crosby lined up at the front.
Penguins Star Captain Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
The Stanley Cup will accompany the Pittsburgh Penguins back home to Pittsburgh and there will be some a Big Parade an 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, June 15th.
The Captain of the team is handed the Stanley Cup first and then it is usually passed to ‘Assistant Captains’ and then to every player.
In sports racism doesn’t show its ugly head. Sidney Crosby handed off the Stanley Cup to defenceman Trevor Daley. Daley had played 12 NHL seasons and missed the final nine playoff games this year with a broken ankle, but Crosby gave him the Cup first because his mother, Trudy, is battling cancer and she wanted to see this. Maybe this is why I love sports so much.
Way to go Penguins! This was a well earned victory.