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April 12, 2016
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Stanley Cup Final

San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Game 6: Penguins down Sharks to clinch Cup
• Penguins’ Sidney Crosby wins Conn Smythe trophy
Kessel finally able to call himsef a Stanley Cup champ
NHL honors late Howe with intermission tribute
Behind Crosby’s decision to pass Cup to Daley first
• Unflappable Jones keeps Sharks afloat in Game 5 win
• Game 5: Jones, Sharks edge Pens to say alive
Game 4: Penguins on brink of raising Cup after win
Depth key in Penguins’ march toward Cup
• Watch: Metallica performs National Anthem before Game 4
• Game 3: Donskoi, Sharks rally to take OT victory 
Watch: Donskoi helps Sharks to first Cup Final win
NFLer Lynch leads Sharks from locker room before Game 3
Inside NHL's five 0-2 Cup Final comebacks
Is Sidney Crosby cheating?
Game 2: Sheary helps Penguins to 2-0 series lead
The Elephant in the Room; Thornton’s journey to Cup Final
Despite health scares, Maatta continues to work
Opener a glimpse of what’s in store
Bonino’s late tally lifts Pens in Game 1
WATCH: Penguins score pair in 1:06
Stanley Cup Final Preview: Speed, depth key
Success a family affair for Penguins’ Rust
WATCH: Thornton’s beard steals show at Media Day
Sharks’ Burns lucky, charmed... and good
MUSTARD: Rankings beards of the Cup Final
SI VAULT: Sharks faced rough waters in early going
Entering middle age, who is Sid the Kid?


Round Three

Western Conference   Eastern Conference

STL vs. SJS   TBL vs. PIT
Sharks oust Blues, make Cup Final
Sharks rebound to take 3-2 edge
Watch: Brouwer bats in a goal
Hitchcock finds a way in Game 4
Unlikely heroes help Blues tie series
Hertl, Sharks take series lead
Sharks cruise to Game 2 victory
Backes, Schwartz get playoff praise
Blues edge Sharks in Game 1
  Rust, Pens take Game 7 win
Pens win Game 6, stay alive

Bolts battle to take Game 5 win
Watch: Johnson’s goal sinks Pens
Shawn Michaels takes in Game 5
Bolts hold off Pens to knot series
Pens even series with Game 2 win
Watch: Crosby snap skid in OT
Lightning stun Penguins in opener


Round Two

Western Conference   Eastern Conference

DAL vs. STL   TB vs. NYI
Blues trump Stars in Game 7 rout
WATCH: Stastny’s goal line snipe
Stars survive Blues' Game 6 rally
Blues roll in dominating Game 5 win
  Hedman, Bolts eliminate Islanders
Bolts puts Isles on brink in Game 4
Watch: Lightning strike quick in OT
 • Isles must find help for Tavares
SJ vs. NSH   WSH vs. PIT
Sharks rout Predators in Game 7
Sharks’ Burns very good, colorful
Jones allows Sharks to find game
• Arena cat named for Sharks’ captain
  Pens advance in overtime thriller
WATCH: Bonino nets OT winner
Caps not dwelling on Game 5 win
• Pens win Game 4, take command


Round One

Western Conference   Eastern Conference

DAL vs. MIN   FLA vs. NYI
Stars oust Wild in Game 6
Niemi, Stars push Wild to brink
Wild rally for crucial Game 3 win
  Islanders win Game 6 to advance
Isles win Game 5 in 2OT
Jagr, Panthers even up series
STL vs. CHI   TBL vs. DET
Blues top Hawks in Game 7
Brouwer comes up clutch in win
• Watch: Seabrook hits both posts 
  Bolts eliminate Wings in Game 5
• Bolts push Red Wings to brink
• Red Wings find life, win Game 3
ANA vs. NSH   WSH vs. PHI
Rinne, Predators win Game 7
Ducks win Game 5, take series lead​​
• Ducks roll Preds to tie series
  Capitals advance with Game 6 win
Neuvirth stellar again in Game 5
Neuvirth plays hero vs. Capitals
LAK vs. SJS   PIT vs. NYR
Sharks win Game 5 to advance
Kings in store for busy summer
Power play propels Sharks to win
  Penguins beat Rangers to advance
Rangers’ future doesn’t look bright
Penguins rout Rangers in Game 4

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