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Penguins Hope To Win The Stanley Cup Tonight

June 9, 2016

Tonight in Pittsburgh, the Penguins hope to win their fourth Stanley Cup crown and do so at home for the first time.

Pittsburgh takes a three games to one series lead vs the San Jose Sharks into tonight’s game.

It is very likely the Penguins will win their 4th crown this season, if not tonight, at some point, and if that happens it will be the third time the Pens win the title without a regular season division title.

No matter the result of this series, the 8 of 9 will apply to two Pittsburgh Penguins historical notes.

They have won 9 regular season, NHL division crowns and 8 of those seasons failed to win the Stanley Cup.

Pittsburgh also has won 8 of 9 playoff series vs the Washington Capitals including this season when Nick Bonino’s overtime goal knocked out the top ranked Capitals in game 6 of the quarterfinals.

It is worth noting that one of those 8 Penguins’ “reg” division winners that did not win it all, was a truly great team, the only Pens’ team to win the NHL President’s Trophy as the team with the most regular season points amassed.

That team was the 1992-1993, two time defending champions, and they finished the season with 119 points, the most recorded by Pittsburgh in their 48 season history.

However, an overtime goal in game 7 of the quarterfinals, by the New York Islanders’ David Volek ended the Penguins’ bid for a third straight crown.

Before this season, all nine times the Penguins finished with 100 or more regular season points, they failed to win the Stanley Cup. The 103 points, 2015-2016 Penguins hope to change that type of history, a bit tonight.

 

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