For the fourth time in franchise history, the Penguins are the Stanley Cup champions. That includes former Stars defenseman Trevor Daley, who despite having a broken ankle, was dressed and on the ice to receive the first handoff from Sidney Crosby.
Here's Crosby on handing the Cup to Daley, whose mother, Trudy, is currently battling cancer.
Sidney Crosby on his decision to hand the Stanley Cup to Trevor Daley first: pic.twitter.com/HU8hrwqZfG— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) June 13, 2016
And here's Daley himself.
The Daley Family with the Cup. pic.twitter.com/vhoN8AHz0X— Dylan Nadwodny (@dnadders) June 13, 2016
After getting the Cup from Crosby, Daley handed the trophy to Pascal Dupuis.
Pascal Dupuis, forced to retire due to health issues, gets a cup laphttps://t.co/TKX0OONyCh— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) June 13, 2016
Here are the final moments of Game 6, which ended in a 3-1 win for the Penguins.
And here's the goal from Kris Letang that gave the Penguins a lead over the Sharks for good.
Crosby also walked away from the game last night with a little extra hardware.
With 19 points (6G-13A), your 2016 Conn Smythe winner is, Sidney Crosby! pic.twitter.com/Intt6grdz0— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 13, 2016
Likewise, 22-year-old goaltender Mike Murray had something extra to be proud of.
Matt Murray (@penguins) earned his 15th win to tie the NHL rookie record for a single postseason (Roy, 1986; Hextall, 1987; and Ward, 2006).— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 13, 2016
Phil Kessel was also pretty pumped. (Plus, we got to see a happy Amanda Kessel!)
Evgeni Malkin made sure to capture the on-ice celebration.
After the loss, the Sharks thanked their fans.
Wayne Gretzky remembers Gordie Howe and the impact he had on the hockey community. [Sports Illustrated]
And finally, the Stars prospects are young, scrappy, and hungry.
I want one #Stanleycup— Philippe Desrosiers (@pdesro30) June 13, 2016