The Penguins claimed their fourth Stanley Cup in team history on Sunday night when they defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1 to win the series 4 games to 2.
Kris Letang broke a 1-1 tie at 7:46 of the second period which gave the Penguins the lead that stood up and added an empty net goal from Patric Hornqvist with 1:02 left.
Penguins Goalie Matt Murray rebounded from his game 5 performance to stop 18 of 19 shots and made several big saves in front of Sharks’ fans who were in a frenzy to tie up the series and force a seventh game. Pittsburgh was able to weather attempts from San Jose to capture the title.
Pittsburgh forward Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy which goes to the Most Valuable Player in the NHL playoffs.