Crosby, Penguins Again Prove Stanley Cup Mettle

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby hoists his third Stanley Cup (Photo / Danny Murphy/Iconsportswire)

Nashville – The Pittsburgh Penguins and their captain Sidney Crosby proved for the second straight year they are the best in the world when they defeated the Predators, 2-0, in Nashville on Sunday to win the Stanley Cup.

Crosby added his third Stanley Cup to the world’s best (active) hockey résumé, as well as his second Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The center has also won two Olympic gold medals (2010, 2014) while playing for Canada. He even has an Emmy for his work in the 2016 series There’s No Place Like Home With Sidney Crosby.

For Nashville, it was their first Stanley Cup appearance in their 20-season history dating back to 1998.