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Mike Lange channels Ray Charles for Penguins' Stanley Cup call

Legendary announcer injected signature flair for game's final moments

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Another Stanley Cup for the Pittsbugh Penguins means another trademark Mike Lange call.

The legendary Pittsburgh announcer had the radio call for the Penguins Game 6 win against the Nashville Predators and it had all the signature flair you'd expect.

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After the final horn sounded, Lange channeled his inner Ray Charles.

"You can tell your ma, you can tell your pa, I'm gonna send you back to Arkansas, Stanley Cup Champions, 2017, the Pittsburgh Penguins," Lange said.

The veteran announcer was on it near the end of the game, calling Patric Hornqvist's goal which he banked in off of Predators goalie Pekka Rine.

"He is smiling like a butcher's dog," Lange said of the Penguins forward.

And, of course, after Carl Hagelin's empty-net goal to seal it, Lange went where he always goes, telling fans Elvis has left the building.

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