The Pittsburgh Penguins are once again Stanley Cup Champions.
It’s the fourth cup for the team, who took the hardware home most recently in 2009, then too under captain Sidney Crosby. The Pens also won the cup in 1991 and 1992.
The win came in a tight-fought game six against the San Jose, who had staved off elimination with a 4-2 win in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
But home-ice advantage wasn’t enough to keep the Sharks alive for one more game.
The penguins’ Brian Dumoulin’s opened the scoring in the first period with a powerplay slapshot from the point.
The Sharks fought back in the second period, with Logan Couture beating Penguin’s netminder Matt Murray five-hole to even things up at one.
But the even scoresheet was fleeting: moments later, Sidney Crosby fed Chris Letang who netted it to push the Penguins up by one again.
After a hard-fought third period, the Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist put the nail in the coffin with an empty-netter with little more than 60 seconds to go, closing the game out with a 3-1 victory.