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Pittsburgh Penguins Win Stanley Cup

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz raises the Stanley Cup after Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks, June 12, 2016.

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz raises the Stanley Cup after Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks, June 12, 2016.

The visiting Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1 Sunday night in San Jose, California to win the 2015-16 National Hockey League Stanley Cup championship series 4 games to 2.

Brian Dumoulin, Patric Hornqvist and Kris Letang scored for the Penguins, while 22-year-old rookie goalie Matt Murray made 18 saves to help Pittsburgh take game six of the best-of-seven series.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who finished the game with two assists, won the Conn Smythe trophy for being the most valuable player during the Stanley Cup playoffs, finishing with an overall line of six goals and 13 assists.

Crosby had the assist on Letang's go-ahead goal midway through the second period after the Sharks had tied the game on Logan Couture's goal, which gave him 30 points in the postseason.

Sunday's win gives Pittsburgh, one of the NHL's most storied franchises, its fourth Stanley Cup trophy in its history, and its first since beating the Detroit Red Wings in the 2008-09 season.

It was the first Stanley Cup championship appearance for the Sharks in their 25-year history.

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