We know now that a successful regular-season team can be built on the backs of everyone else’s third- and fourth-liners and fourth, fifth and sixth defensemen.
One of the most common things you’ll hear regarding the Penguins’ visit to the White House is that it’s about tradition. "We respect the office of the president and the White House, and the history and tradition of the championship team getting invited to the White House," coach Mike Sullivan said last month, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I think it's more about the fact that we won the championship, and it's tradition to go to the White House,” forward Conor Sheary said recently, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It has nothing to do with who's the president or what decisions he's making.”
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Nashville Predators 2-0 Sunday night in Game 6 to become NHL champions. Sidney Crosby and his team are returning to Pittsburgh with the Stanley Cup. They won the final series 4-2. The Penguins are the first team in nearly two decades to be back-to-back champions.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup champions once again after their Game 6 victory over the Nashville Predators.
The evolution of Sidney Crosby has not been without bumps along the way -- the concussions, the accusations of being a whiner -- but after his second straight Cup and Conn Smythe, there's no doubting his legacy is cemented.
For the first time in 19 years, the NHL has a repeat Stanley Cup champion. But a controversial Predators goal called off in the second period made the victory hard to swallow for Nashville fans.
Some of the analysis and questions sounded similar to Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby on Tuesday because they weren't all that different from what he heard and had to answer the day after Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. The difference is Crosby spoke about adjustments the Penguins needed to make 14 hours after they defeated the Nashville Predators 5-3 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena on Monday. The center talked about many of those same things after the Penguins lost 2-1 in overtime to the Ottawa Senators in Game 1 of the conference final on May 13.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust returned to the lineup on Sunday, but the team was still not at full strength because defenseman Justin Schultz and forward Patric Hornqvist were ruled out with injuries, while forward Conor Sheary was a healthy scratch. For the Penguins' pivotal Game 5 against the Ottawa Senators in an Eastern Conference finals series tied 2-2, Schultz took warmups but didn't return to the ice.
More than 400,000 fans celebrated the Penguins Stanley Cup championship Wednesday during the city's parade through downtown Pittsburgh.
Star center Evgeni Malkin has struggled to find consistency in these playoffs, but in the past two games, when the Penguins needed him most, he became his old, dominant self.
Making all the right moves, coach Mike Sullivan is the driving force in the Penguins' Stanley Cup run.
The Pittsburgh Penguins did not have to change a thing when it came to their preparations for Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Final series against the San Jose Sharks.
The Pittsburgh Penguins continually wore down the San Jose Sharks with their speed and held on to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup finals.
His coach calls him "misunderstood." His teammates say he's a fun guy who brings them together. They all agree: A rejuvenated Phil Kessel has been "the man" for Pittsburgh this postseason.
Pascal Dupuis headed home to Montreal last December, threw his hockey gear in the garage and waited for his retirement to become real.
Nick Bonino scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:33 remaining in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins survived blowing a two-lead lead to beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. Game 2 will be Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center before the series shifts to the West Coast.
The PIttsburgh Penguins will play in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2009 after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center on Thursday.
The Penguins lived up to their own expectations to force a Game 7 against the Lightning.
The Pittsburgh Penguins knocked off the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena to force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Final.
The Pittsburgh Penguins extended the Eastern Conference Final with a 5-2, Game 6 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. Game 7 is at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Thursday.