The Pittsburgh Penguins Earned Their Second Straight Stanley Cup

Both of the Pirates' World Series in the "70s were won in Game 7s at Baltimore, and all five Stanley Cups were claimed on the road: Minnesota (1991), Chicago (1992), Detroit (2009), San Jose (2016) and Nashville (2017)".

For all the Stanley Cup, Olympic gold medal, Hart Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Rocket Richard Trophies that fill up Crosby's cabinet, fans continue to dislike the Canadian star. If the Predators fans had done their homework, they would have realized that comebacks are the rule, rather than the exception with the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey club.

Pittsburgh grocery stores and fish markets began checking ID's during the Final to try and ensure that no Predator fans got their hands on catfish to sneak into PPG Arena. "We knew how thought that was going to be, but it's an awesome group of guys, and it's great to be able to share this with all of you". Crosby gets away with some borderline calls and may be seen to be "favored" by the National Hockey League, but he plays with an extremely competitive edge and if he were on any of your favorite teams, you too would love Crosby. If, say, for some reason I did play for the Leafs, I don't know if I could get used to that. He said he would love to do what no other team has done since the New York Islanders in the early 1980s and win a third straight title. You've got (Edmonton's Connor) McDavid. While Guentzel obviously benefitted from playing on a line with Crosby, he did score 21 goals and 42 points in 33 games as a rookie this year in the minors. Evgeni Malkin led the team with 77 penalty minutes. "I said a little something a year ago and saying if we could do this again".

Only 22 years old, there is a good chance he could grow into the skilled winger Crosby has been searching for his entire career. Their franchise cornerstone will take a brief breather this summer, maybe go fishing back home in Nova Scotia and then start pointing toward next season.

While he only eclipsed it by eight goals, Crosby surpassed his total from the previous year (36) while finishing with 89 points on the season, which was second to Edmonton's Connor McDavid. The Islanders, from 1980-84, were the last team to win three or more Cups in a row.

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