The Pittsburgh Penguins are the 2016 Stanley Cup champions. Details and more in this morning’s collections of NHL headlines. 


Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the 2016 Stanley Cup champions.

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the 2016 Stanley Cup champions.

TRIBLIVE.COM:  Sidney Crosby set up the game-winning and insurance goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game 6 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, winning the series and their fourth championship in franchise history. Crosby was also named the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

YAHOO SPORTS: Jen Neale compiled a collection of photos and videos showing the Penguins post-game celebrations on the ice and in the dressing room

THE MERCURY NEWS: Shutting down the Sharks power-play proved key to the Penguins victory. Meanwhile, Sharks goaltender Martin Jones proved to be a star in defeat, finishing the series with a 2.28 goals-against average and .931 save percentage.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Congratulations to the Penguins on their championship, and to the Sharks (and especially Martin Jones) for their efforts in this series. I’ll have more thoughts later today in my Soapbox regarding the Stanley Cup finalists. 

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Gordie Howe’s visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9 am to 9 pm at the Joe Louis Arena and is open to the public. Howe will lie in state while his family greets the public. His funeral will be held on Wednesday at Detroit’s Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and his wife took part in Saturday’s Capital Pride Parade.