Insider Only Back-to-Back Stanley Cup Champions

Penguins 2 – Predators 0

The Pittsburgh Penguins are building a dynasty.

In a goaltending duel between Matt Murray and Pekka Rinne, the Penguins broke through on a Patric Hornqvist goal with a 1:35 left in regulation and a Carl Hagelin empty net goal with 14 seconds left iced Game 6 as the Penguins are Back-to-Back Stanley Cup Champions.

Matt Murray put on a great performance in posting a 27-save shutout for his second straight shutout. He’s now a two-time Stanley Cup winner, becoming the first goaltender to win a Stanley Cup in his first two seasons.

Sidney Crosby was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the playoff MVP, becoming the first back-to-back Conn Smythe winner since Mario Lemieux.

The Penguins in playing in the NHL’s toughest division, are the first repeat Stanley Cup Champion in 19 years and the first team in the Salary Cap era to win back-to-back. Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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