The newly christened champions will ultimately be remembered as just the opposite - and for the resilience they demonstrated from the start of the year to the finish. The Penguins would become the first back-to-back champion in the National Hockey League since Detroit won the Cup in 1997 and 1998.
The Tribune-Review's version of plus-minus for the postseason also addresses two-play, albeit with more taken into account. Their legacy holds up among the best the sport has had.
"We knew (repeating as champions) hadn't been done in a long time and to be able to accomplish it is a great feeling".
Though the Penguins have a 21-19 edge in shots, it's the Predatorswho have had the best opportunities, including two by Colton Sissons. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
There's a huge advantage to young players - they're affordable. They defied logic and leaned on their raw skill.
The Penguins had a 9-8 edge in shots in the first period but the Predators had probably the best scoring chance when James Neal forced Murray to use his glove to stop the puck, which then popped up and hit the top of the crossbar.
Somehow they survived the loss of Kris Letang. These playoffs were a war of attrition on both sides, finally won by a game and determined Penguins, led by the game and determined Crosby. This stays true to the resourceful theme.
The game was scoreless until the third period when Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left.
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With that being said, Jefferson said if the Cavs don't win the championship the season would be deemed unsuccessful. The NBA's best postseason run is the 15-1 mark of the 2001 Lakers, while the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers went 12-1.
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Reporters waited for Subban for about 20 minutes before being instructed to leave when the Preds went into their daily meeting. He was one-on-one with Matt Murray, but got denied once again.
Along with improving to 10-0 in finals at Roland Garros, Nadal increased his career haul to 15 Grand Slam trophies, breaking a tie with Pete Sampras for second place in the history of men's tennis, behind only rival Roger Federer's 18. Only Dave Bolland's game-winner in 2013 came later in regulation to clinch a Stanley Cup.
Lemieux, now the Penguins' owner, says he could always tell Crosby would become a special player.
Matt Cullen will likely ride off into the sunset after picking up his third Stanley Cup.
Nevertheless, in the final series, Crosby led all scorers with seven points (1 G, 6 A) in six games. Nick Bonino received painkillers so he could skate around with the Cup on his broken tibia - broken clean through. He finished with 27 saves. After selling out each regular-season home game, Nashville's fans not only packed the arena in the postseason, they attempted to blow the roof off of the building with their constant full-throated yelling beginning even before the opening faceoff.
The Penguins have won five championships - all of them on the road. He has been a part of every single one for the franchise.
Stark considers herself a super fan as she has never missed watching a game, she's a season ticket holder and, most important, she also has a playoff superstition. Past year the team lost Ben Lovejoy. We'll talk about all that stuff another day. The Predators look to extend this series for all the marbles to one more game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. It was why the team didn't seem all that upset when Ryan Suter walked as a free agent after Josi's rookie season in 2012. The only thing I was thinking about was that Cup and dreaming about that and playing for that. Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to read, comment, or tweet about my work.