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Penguins Repeat as Stanley Cup Winners

Just a few things that caught my eye:

  • Sidney Crosby’s legacy continues. He put the Pens on his back in Game 5 and his performance in big-money games is unsurpassed. And now he’s just the third NHLer to win the Conn Smythe in consecutive years. The last? Yup, team owner Mario Lemieux.
  • 19. The number of years the Preds have been in the league just happens to be the number of years since the last back-to-back Cup winner (Detroit in 1997 and 1998). Ironic coincidence.

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Back in Business: Preds take Game 3

Just a few things that caught my eye:

  • So … the catfish hit the ice with Craig Smith’s third-period goal. I’d hate to have been sitting beside the guy with that smelly thing taped to his body or shoved in his pants. That guy better stay away from the local feral cat colony as he walks home. Peee-yew.
  • Zero. Ziltch. Nada. That’s the number of shots by 87 and 71, combined. I don’t think I remember a playoff game where that happened. Until now.

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Preds Play for Lord Stanley for First Time — NHL Observations

Just a few things that caught my eye:

  • Peter Laviolette is just the fourth coach in history to take three different teams to the Stanley Cup Final. The Canes got rings; the Flyers did not. Will the Preds?
  • Colton Sissons? He was a scorer in junior, but his best NHL trait is his two-way determination. Monday, he became the first player to net a hattie in a Conference Final since Patrick Kane in 2013. Too bad the fans didn’t notice until the next TV timeout.

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