"If you could somehow put our two goaltenders on there - you know, there were games that they stole for us throughout the playoffs".
Hornqvist scored off Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne's left elbow to end the scoreless game.
Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71), of Russian Federation, and Sidney Crosby (87) kiss the Stanley Cup after defeating the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Sunday, June 11, 2017, 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. "We had a lot of injuries and things like that". They added an empty-net goal with 13.6 seconds left to win the game 2-0. The Predators appeared to score a goal early in the second period, but referees waved it off.
According to Sportsnet, he joins Mario Lemieux and Bernie Parent as the only players to win the award in back-to-back years. Murray is the first goaltender in National Hockey League history to win the clinching game for the Stanley Cup in each of his first two seasons. By the time the Penguins reached the final, the team seemed to be exhausted, with the Nashville Predators carrying much of the play for the first four games.
And then there's Nashville, which made an incredible playoff run and has won the respect from a ton of hockey fans for their talent and the passion in that city. He also set a rookie record with two shutouts in a Cup Final.
Having won just three of 12 playoff series before this year, Nashville opened this postseason by eliminating the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks in four games.