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'All Access' shows emotional end to Stanley Cup Final

Last episode of Showtime series reveals euphoria of Penguins win, aftermath of Predators defeat

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The end comes every year. For some it comes earlier, in April or May. For some it takes until June. For one, the end doesn't really ever come. There is one final win. One presentation of the Stanley Cup. One summer of celebration, parties and adventures that stretches out for months in the living of it and years in the memory.

There are two teams on the brink of those moments at the start of the fifth and final episode of Showtime Sports' "All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup," which aired Friday. One will have its season end in devastation. One will go down in history.

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'All Access' shows conclusion of Stanley Cup Final

Last episode of Showtime series reveals euphoria of Penguins' win, aftermath of Predators' defeat

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The end comes every year, for almost every team. For some it comes earlier, in April or May. For some, it takes until June. For one, the end doesn't really ever come. There is one final win. One presentation of the Stanley Cup. One summer of celebration, parties and adventures that stretches out for months in the living of it and years in the memory. 

There are two teams on the brink of those moments at the start of the fifth and final episode of Showtime Sports' "All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup," which airs Friday. One will have its season end in defeat. One will go down in history. 

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Mom thrilled Phil Kessel signed her baby at Penguins championship parade

Wendy Neilson went to festivities with one goal in mind, achieved it

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

Wendy Neilson's day started with a hassle and ended with cringeworthy misfortune, but the fact remains: Phil Kessel signed her baby.

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#TBT: Penguins party like it's 1992 after last back-to-back titles

Last time the Penguins won two Stanley Cups in a row, the gathering was pretty lit

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are back-to-back Stanley Cup champions and the city turned out to celebrate. At Three Rivers Stadium.

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Mike Sullivan wonders if Penguins can three-peat

Coach pumps up crowd at parade after back-to-back Stanley Cup championships

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan wasn't shy Wednesday.

After parading through an estimated crowd of 650,000, according to Pittsburgh city officials, Sullivan took the stage in Point State Park as the coach of the first repeat Stanley Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. A year ago, during a similar celebration, Sullivan suggested it might be fun to do it all again.

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Penguins celebrate second consecutive Stanley Cup championship

Pittsburgh streets lined with crowd of 650,000 for parade in honor of NHL's first repeat champion in 19 years

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- It's not often a sequel outdoes the original. This city might have bucked that trend Wednesday.

A crowd of about 650,000, according to city officials, greeted the Pittsburgh Penguins during their Stanley Cup championship parade through downtown.

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Predators proud of run in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Players disappointed with loss to Penguins in Final, honored to unite city of Nashville

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The disappointment of losing the Stanley Cup Final is fresh for the Nashville Predators, but the sense of what they accomplished is starting to come into view.

The Predators won the Western Conference for the first time and showcased a fan base that extended beyond the city into the southern region of the United States.

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All Access: Penguins at Predators, Game 6

Pittsburgh defenseman Ian Cole, coach Mike Sullivan among those mic'd up in Stanley Cup Final

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NHL LiveWire: PIT vs. NSH, Gm6

Penguins, Predators mic'd up for tense Game 6

Listen in as the Penguins defeat the Predators in Game 6 to win their second straight Stanley Cup

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Each game during the Stanley Cup Final, players and coaches from the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators were mic'd up as part of Showtime Sports' 'ALL ACCESS: Quest for the Stanley Cup.' The fifth and final episode airs Friday (8 p.m. ET).

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Crying young fan says meeting Sidney Crosby 'best day of my life'

Kid gets autograph, can't contain emotions when asked about meeting Penguins star

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You never really know how someone, young or old, would react to meeting Sidney Crosby. This kid's response can be described as adorably overwhelmed.

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Penguins have legitimate chance to three-peat as Stanley Cup champions

Fresh off second straight title, Pittsburgh is in position to win again next season

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

NASHVILLE -- The repeat is complete. Now for the follow up question.

Can the Pittsburgh Penguins three-peat?

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