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Stanley Cup Final

Penguins' title makes winners of Manganiellos

Actors, Pittsburgh natives finish first in Bracket Challenge Famous Fans league

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Stanley Cup also made winners of actors, Pittsburgh natives and die-hard Penguins fans Joe and Nick Manganiello.

Boosted by the Penguins' 3-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday, the Manganiello brothers finished first in the Famous Fans league with 246 points.

Tweet from @NHL: ��And the winner of the #NHLBracket famous fans league goes to @JoeManganiello. Standings: ��

"First and foremost it's always going to be the Pens, whatever seed they are going in as," Nick Manganiello said. "When your team has [Sidney] Crosby, [Evgeni] Malkin and [Kris] Letang, amongst so many other great players, you've always got a chance to go far. All the changes in personnel, some in the beginning of the season, others during, you never know if they'll all click. And this year it all came together at the right time.

"We're excited to bring another win home to Pittsburgh, the city of champions."

The Manganiellos gained 100 points with Pittsburgh's six-game series win and finished atop the 50-person group. 

Actor Will Arnett, who will host the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on July 22, finished in a tie for fifth with Octavio Sequera of ESPN Deportes. Each picked the Penguins to win the championship.

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