A Patric Hornqvist goal with 90 seconds left in the third period gave Pittsburgh the lead they needed as the Penguins claimed the Stanley Cup for the second straight year, winning by an eventual score of 2-0 after a late empty-net goal by Carl Hagelin.
It was, from start to finish, an electric game. Both goalies were outstanding, the pace was frenetic, and we can only wonder what the outcome would have been had Nashville’s goal been erroneously whistled. Yinzers will, of course, point to the fact officials called zero penalties on the Predators as evidence the fix wasn’t in; in reality, it was simply a tremendously played game by nearly everyone who saw the ice.
We were denied a Game 7, but we sure got a hell of a Game 6.