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Penguins win the Stanley Cup on Kris Letang's tie-breaking goal

Pittsburgh has their Stanley Cup after a 3-1 victory in San Jose.

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The Penguins are your 2016 Stanley Cup winners after fighting off the Sharks in Game 6 for the 3-1 victory. Kris Letang got the game-winner moments after the Sharks tied the game at 1-1 in the second period and Matt Murray saved 18 in the clincher.

Brian Dumoulin had the Penguins up early after the game's first power play had Pittsburgh going up a man. Dainius Zubrus took a tripping penalty, which set the Penguins up for a goal 26 seconds into the man advantage. Dumoulin faked a shot before slapping the puck between the five-hole of Martin Jones at 8:16 of the first period.

The Sharks pushed back in the second period and answered with a goal after furious pressure in the offensive zone. Logan Couture pulled a toe drag that gained him separation on the rush and the puck slipped through the legs of a Penguins defender and the five-hole of Murray. The tying score bounced right off Murray's pads then into the goal at 6:27 of the second period.

Less than two minutes later, however, Letang got the Penguins lead right back after skating his best shift of the playoffs. After dancing around the offensive zone, Letang fired the puck off Jones and into the net past the sliding netminder for the 2-1 score.

Both the Sharks and Penguins had chances in the third period. Each had power plays but neither could capitalize. Patric Hornqvist ended the game with the 3-1 empty netter. The Penguins held out to win their second Stanley Cup in seven years.