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Penguins defeat Predators, win Stanley Cup for second straight year

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
HORNQVIST'S LATE GOAL LIFTS PENGUINS TO SECOND STRAIGHT STANLEY CUP

Patric Hornqvist, who was selected by the Nashville Predators with the final pick (No. 230) of the 2005 NHL Draft and played his first six seasons with the Predators, scored with 1:35 remaining in the third period to break a scoreless tie and help the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 victory in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins won the Stanley Cup for the second straight year.

* The Penguins won the Stanley Cup for the fifth time (also 1991, 1992, 2009 and 2016), tied with the Edmonton Oilers for the most by any non-Original Six team. All of the Penguins' Stanley Cup victories have come on the road and all since 1991, the most in the NHL in that span.

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Penguins shut out Predators, take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup Final

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
TOP SCORERS POWER PENGUINS TO GAME 5 WIN, 3-2 SERIES LEAD

Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Evgeni Malkin (1-1-2), Sidney Crosby (0-3-3) and Phil Kessel (1-2-3), the top three scorers, respectively, during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, each had multipoint games in the Penguins' 6-0 defeat of the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday. The win gave the Penguins a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series.

* Malkin now has an NHL-best 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists). He has at least 10 goals in a playoff year for the third time in his 10 NHL postseasons; he had 14 goals in 2009 and 10 goals in 2008. Two other Penguins players have as many playoff years with 10 or more goals, Mario Lemieux, who did it four times, and Jaromir Jagr, who did it three times.

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Frederik Gaudreau helps Predators beat Penguins in Game 4, tie Final

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
GAUDREAU HELPS PREDATORS EVEN STANLEY CUP FINAL AT 2-2

The Nashville Predators scored three unanswered goals, including the go-ahead goal by forward Frederick Gaudreau at 3:45 of the second period, for a 4-1 victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins to even the best-of-7 series 2-2.

* Gaudreau, who signed with the Predators as an undrafted free agent Jan. 5, 2016 and made his NHL debut Oct. 22 against the Penguins, has his first three NHL goals (regular season and playoffs, 15 games played) in the Stanley Cup Final. The only other NHL player to score his first three career goals (regular season and playoffs) in the Stanley Cup Final was the Chicago Blackhawks' John Harms in 1944 against the Montreal Canadiens, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Predators surge past Penguins in Game 3 of Cup Final

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
PREDATORS RESPOND ON HOME ICE, EARN FIRST STANLEY CUP FINAL WIN

Down 1-0 after 20 minutes, the Nashville Predators scored five unanswered goals -- including two in a 42-second span of the second period -- to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 and earn their first Stanley Cup Final win. The Penguins lead the best-of-7 series 2-1.

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Jake Guentzel helps Penguins past Predators in Game 2 of Cup Final

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
GUENTZEL AGAIN PLAYS THE HERO AS PENGUINS TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three times in the opening 3:28 of the third period -- including the go-ahead goal by Jake Guentzel (2-0-2) 10 seconds into the frame -- to break a 1-1 tie en route to a 4-1 win against the Nashville Predators to take a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

* Guentzel, who scored the decisive goal with 3:17 remaining in Game 1, scored his NHL-leading fifth game-winning goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (21 GP) to set an NHL rookie record for a single playoff year. Claude Lemieux (Montreal Canadiens) and Chris Drury (Colorado Avalanche) previously shared the record, with four each in 1986 and 1999, respectively.

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Penguins, Predators begin Stanley Cup Final

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PENGUINS, PREDATORS FACE OFF IN GAME 1 OF STANLEY CUP FINAL

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators open the 2017 Stanley Cup Final when they face off in Game 1 at PPG Paints Arena.

* The reigning champion Penguins are vying to become the first repeat Stanley Cup winner since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. Pittsburgh is playing in its sixth Stanley Cup Final -- all since 1991, tied for the most in the NHL in that span (w/ DET).

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Penguins returning to Stanley Cup Final after double-OT win vs. Senators

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THURSDAY'S RESULT

Home Team in Caps
PITTSBURGH 3, Ottawa 2 (2OT) - PIT wins 4-3

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Penguins, Senators to play Game 7 of Eastern Conference Final

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PENGUINS, SENATORS BATTLE FOR BERTH IN STANLEY CUP FINAL

A spot in the Stanley Cup Final is on the line when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators face off in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final in Pittsburgh.

* The Penguins, who defeated the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Second Round, will be playing their 17th all-time Game 7 (9-7), fifth-most in the NHL behind the Boston Bruins (25), Detroit Red Wings (25), Montreal Canadiens (23) and Toronto Maple Leafs (22). The Penguins are 3-7 in Game 7s at home, including a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2016 Eastern Conference Final.

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Senators force Game 7 with win against Penguins

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ANDERSON SHINES AS SENATORS BOUNCE BACK TO WIN GAME 6 . . .

Craig Anderson made 45 saves -- including 22 in the second period -- and the Ottawa Senators received goals from Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 and force a seventh and deciding game in the Eastern Conference Final.

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Colton Sissons' hat trick helps Predators to first Stanley Cup Final

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PREDATORS CLINCH FIRST-EVER BERTH IN STANLEY CUP FINAL

After the Anaheim Ducks rallied from down 3-1 in the third period, Colton Sissons scored the go-ahead goal and completed his hat trick with 6:00 remaining in Game 6 to lift the Nashville Predators to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in their history. Nashville, which began play in 1998-99 and is competing in the postseason for the 10th time, had three series wins prior to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (3-9).

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