The 2017 Stanley Cup playoff picture: Best postseason photos

Nearly three periods of scoreless Men's Nike New York Giants #87 Sterling Shepard Elite Blue/Gold Team Color NFL Jersey hockey passed in Game 6 before Patric Hornqvist netted the game (and championship) winner for the Penguins -- off Predators goalie Pekka Rinne's left elbow -- with 1:35 left. Hornqvist, a former Predator, silenced Nashville's raucous, catfish-throwing crowd. The Predators challenged for goalie interference, but the goal was upheld. Carl Hagelin set off a Penguins bench celebration with an empty-netter with 13.6 seconds left. Pittsburgh won its second consecutive Stanley Cup, making the Penguins the first back-to-back Cup winners in almost 20 years. After P.K. Subban spent Games 3 and 4 in Nashville getting under Sidney Crosby's skin, needling him on and off the ice, Breathgate seemingly simmered over during Game 5. At the end of the first period, with the Penguins leading 2-0, Crosby and Subban clashed near the boards behind Pittsburgh's net. Crosby Orlando Franklin Authentic Jersey held the Predators defenseman down and repeatedly pushed his head into the ice. Crosby and Subban both got minor penalties for holding. After the game, Crosby said that Subban "lost his stick and he was doing some UFC move on my foot there. I don't know what he was trying to do." When Subban was asked if things were getting a little too personal between him and Crosby, he said, "It's hockey, man." Sidney Crosby -- who scored his first Stanley Cup Final goal since 2009 in Pittsburgh's 4-1 Game 4 loss and moved into sole possession of 20th place on the all-time postseason scoring list -- was back on the ice Wednesday in Pittsburgh ... and he was already looking ahead. "We're just focused on tomorrow," he said. "That's how we're looking at it. We did some good things last game, so if we can build off of that, we'll put ourselves in a good spot." Predators rookie Frederick Gaudreau, an undrafted free agent playing in just his sixth postseason game, scored the go-ahead goal in the second period of Game 4. It was his third goal of the playoffs -- and second game-winner -- and made him just the second player in NHL history to score his first three career goals in a Stanley Cup Final. It earned him the team dog chain, a metal chain and padlock awarded to the top Preds player in each win -- but it apparently wasn't enough to earn the 24-year-old his own locker. Gaudreau still has only a chair. Pekka Rinne's diving denial of the Penguins' Jake Guentzel -- which came right after the Predators goalie stymied Sidney Crosby twice on a breakaway -- was the save of the Stanley Cup Final so far. Rinne stopped 23 of 24 shots on Monday and robbed the Penguins on several occasions after Crosby tied the score 1-1 on a breakaway in the first period. Predators defenseman Roman Josi scored his sixth goal of the postseason, added two assists and fired up the home fans in Nashville's Game 3 win over the Penguins. His goal came on the power play, and Josi became the first blueliner to post a three-point game in the Stanley Cup Final since Dustin Byfuglien did it with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. For years, Predators fans have taken to tossing whole catfish onto the ice during home games. So Little's Fish Market in Nashville is offering a free catfish to anyone who shows a ticket for Games 3 or 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Owner Chris Little says he's getting plenty of orders. "We'll definitely see some on the ice," Little said. "There's no Vincent Rey Womens Jersey doubt about that." It's rare for two superstars to fight in the Stanley Cup playoffs, much less the Final. Even though it didn't last long and looked more like an overly long, awkward embrace, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban did drop their gloves for a quick bout in the third period of Game 2. The "fight" went down eight years to the day after Malkin also earned both a goal a fighting major in the 2009 finals. P.K. Subban jumped for joy after the Nashville Predators -- who've never won even a division title in their 19-year history -- clinched their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals by eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6. The Predators got a timely hat trick from Colton Sissons, who entered the game with two career playoff goals. Sissons' memorable evening was made possible by Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, who carried Nashville for long stretches in this series and ended Game 6 with 38 saves. For the second consecutive game, defenseman Olli Maatta opened the scoring for the Penguins, doubling his regular-season goal output in two playoff games -- much to the delight of forward Nick Bonino, center. Pittsburgh piled on from there, with a commanding first period that chased Senators goalie Craig Anderson on his birthday. When Matt Cullen scored in the second period, it meant that a player from each of the Penguins' four lines, along with a defenseman, had a goal.

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