Pittsburgh Penguins Win NHL Stanley Cup on NBC Sports
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the NASHVILLE Predators by a score of 2-0 on Sunday night to win the Stanley Cup on NBC and become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. Patric Hornqvist broke a scoreless tie with 1:35 left in regulation of Game 6, which proved to be the game-winner. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner for the second consecutive postseason.Five-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire called Game 6 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire have combined to call the Stanley Cup Final for NBC Sports Group. Coverage began on NBCSN at 6 p.m. ET with NHL Live. Kathryn Tappen and Paul Burmeister anchored pre-game coverage alongside analysts Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter and Brian Boucher on-site outside of Bridgestone Arena. Boucher and Burmeister spoke with Phil Pritchard, the "NHL Keeper of the Cup," and interviewed Predators captain Mike Fisher, Penguins D Ron Hainsey, family members of Penguins C Matt Cullen and D Trevor Daley, and country music star Hunter Hayes. Pre-game coverage also featured segments on Fisher and Penguins goalie Matt Murray. Coverage shifted inside the arena at 7:30 p.m. ET with host Liam McHugh, who was joined by analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Country music star Luke Bryan opened NBC's Game 6 broadcast of the Stanley Cup Final at 8 p.m. ET with a special performance from the rooftop of Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge in Nashville, Tenn., and joined McHugh, Milbury, and Jones during first intermission coverage.