Pittsburgh wins the Stanley Cup

The Penguins, minus an injured Sidney Crosby for most of the second half, beat Detroit 2-1 in Game 7

A year after losing in the final to the Detroit Red Wings in six games, the Pittsburgh Penguins earned their revenge by going into Joe Louis Arena and coming away with a 2-1 win and the Stanley Cup. Max Talbot netted both Pittsburgh goals in the second period and the team held off the Wings despite being without superstar Sidney Crosby for most of the second half of the game due to a knee injury. The Pens are the first team to win a Game 7 on the road in the final since the 1971 Montreal Canadiens.

Sports Illustrated

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