Pittsburgh Penguins - The New Dynasty On Sight?
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 14:32
The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup for the second-straight year thanks to a late goal by Patric Hornqvist and a controversial decision by the referees to waive off a goal by the Nashville Predators.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have achieved what few teams have before them, winning back to back Stanley Cups.
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and follow a similar route to parades following the 2009 and 2016 championships, along Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies. He was always considered the best of his generation, but a third Stanley Cup is tough to dispute.
Other details were still being finalized Monday and will be announced later. The Predators took the body far more often in the first period, outhitting the Penguins 17-8 in a scoreless 20 minutes. Nashville challenged the goal for goalie interference, but it was upheld after a brief review.
"This was our goal at the beginning of the year - we knew that it hadn't been done in a long time". Boucher and Burmeister spoke with Phil Pritchard, the "NHL Keeper of the Cup", and interviewed Predators captain Mike Fisher, Penguins D Ron Hainsey, family members of Penguins C Matt Cullen and D Trevor Daley, and country music star Hunter Hayes.
Earlier, Nashville had appeared to score early in the second period when Colton Sissons jabbed the puck home off a rebound.
"It stings", said defenseman P.K. Subban, brought over in a trade stunner in the offseason and a foil for Crosby all series. We had to feel confidence we were going to get one eventually. "Sometimes you've got to do what's best for the team".
It ends the deepest playoff run in Predators history.
Having won just three of 12 playoff series before this year, Nashville opened this postseason by eliminating the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks in four games. Not a bad way for Matt Murray to finally shed that rookie title.
Crosby now has one Stanley Cup for every four seasons he's been in the league - in today's ultra-competitive level-playing NHL, no less - and has captured championships at a rate that even the greatest players ever can not match.