Pittsburgh Penguins claim fourth Stanley Cup
Right next to May 25, 1991, June 1, 1992, and June 12, 2009, when they won their first three Cups. Just as Crosby scrawled his name beside that of Mario Lemieux (1991, 1992) and Malkin (2009) as the Penguins’ winners of the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. But Crosby’s receipt of the Smythe — to say nothing of the outcome of Game 6 —was far from certain after 40 minutes. The Penguins had a 2-1 lead on goals by Brian Dumoulin (yes, that Brian Dumoulin) and Letang, but they knew the Sharks were just one shot from tying the score.