They stared down impossible odds like David Vs. Goliath. Marching through the final legs of the regular season, the Penguins came into the Playoffs as the hottest team in the NHL and facing the toughest Playoff bracket.
The Boys in Black rallied against the Rangers, clobbered the Capitals (the heavy favourite for the Cup) and battled the Bolts in 7 games to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. This series was basically all business. Not much tom- foolery to be had but there are a few tidbits worth mentioning.
So here it is cats and kittens, the Crowns and Clowns of the Stanley Cup Final.
High King- The Pittsburgh Penguins:
Kind of self-explanatory isn't it?
Prince- Brian Dumoulin:
Talk about making it count. The boy who couldn't buy a goal with solid gold bars all season long is the one who makes the biggest splash. After finally earning his well deserved 2nd goal (1st playoff goal), Brian Dumoulin scores first in Game 6 to open the flood gates for a game that would end with a Cup raised on high. He took a beating every game and it paid off greatly. Way to go, Dumo, you Sherman Tank. Nothing and no one was going to keep you down.
Take a look at his Power Play goal from Game 6 again right here:
The Bozo- Haters:
I get it. We all have our favourite players. Our favourite teams. But give credit where it is due. Saying the Penguins don't deserve to win this Cup is absolute lunacy. Think about everything that the team has gone through from Game 1 in October to Game 6 of the Final in June...and you want to say that this group doesn't deserve this championship? Greatness will rise to the top while the lesser fall. It doesn't mean the other teams weren't worthy....it means the winning team was willing to fight for it more. But hate on, get #MadOnline and spew your drivel on Twitter. It makes the Penguins even more famous.