After two scoreless periods, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators competed in a furious third and final stanza with Lord Stanley's cup within the grasp of the Pens and the Preds looking to force a seventh and final winner-take-all game 7.

After 58:25 scoreless play, the Pens finally broke the stalemate when Patric Hornqvist ricocheted a puck off of the back of Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne. Pittsburgh then iced the series with another empty-net goal with :13 seconds to give the Penguins their fifth Stanley Cup since 1991 and back-to-back NHL championships.

Sidney Crosby was the Conn Smythe trophy award-winner as the playoffs Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year as well.

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