Penguins Claim The Stanley Cup With Game 6 Win Over Sharks

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SAN JOSE (KFSM)- The Pittsburgh Penguins won the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup after they defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Sunday. For the Penguins this is their fourth Stanley Cup, and their first since 2009.

For the Sharks the loss marked a sad ending to their season, after making it to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 25 years.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player during the Stanley Cup playoffs. He had two assists in the Championship game.

Thanks to Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang the Penguins had a 2-1 lead near the halfway mark of the second period. Patric Hornqvist was able to finish off the Sharks and seal the win with an empty net goal with 62 seconds to play.