Sidney Crosby cemented his place as an all-time great by lifting the Penguins to a repeat Stanley Cup championship, but he could not have known what he and his team would have to go up against to get there.
The Penguins sealed back-to-back titles on Sunday, 25 years after another Pittsburgh team pulled off a repeat championship of its own. Mario Lemieux and others reflect on those wild 1990–91 and 1991–92 seasons.
Facing a 2-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators will have to make plenty of adjustments against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Can always-positive assistant coach Kevin McCarthy lift the team's spirits and help Nashville get back in the series?
The Penguins jumped on the Predators in Game 2, turning defensive breakdowns into quick goals. With the series heading to Nashville for Games 3 and 4, the Predators know they must find a way to limit their opponents' chances.
The opener of the Stanley Cup Final was filled with oddities: goals scored off knees, a blown 3-0 lead and a catfish. When the final buzzer sounded, the Pittsburgh Penguins escaped with a Game 1 win over the Nashville Predators.