Note: This was written before tonight’s Game 5.
The Pittsburgh Penguins captured their fourth Stanley Cup with tonight’s 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. It is Crosby and Co’s first since 2009.
The Pens got off to a hot start after taking a 1-0 lead six minutes into the game. From there, things settled down until Pittsburgh snuck one through the pipes to take a 2-0 lead just near the end of the second period.
The Pens and Sharks exchanged goals in the third to give the Pens the game, and the series.
Pittsburgh never trailed at any point in their dominating series victory.
-The Penguins are the third team to win the Stanley Cup while wearing alternate uniforms (the Pens wore their throwbacks throughout the playoffs)
-Pittsburgh will now have to redesign their anniversary logo for next season to include a fourth Stanley Cup
-Only four teams have won the Cup since 2009 (Penguins x2, Blackhawks x3, Kings x2, and the Bruins)
Congratulations to the Steel City.