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A look at how the Penguins have fared in the month of June, and a look back at this day in 1992 when Mario and the Pens captured Cup #2

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Somehow, the calendar already reads June 1 today. Always a great sign to be able to watch a Pittsburgh Penguins game after Memorial Day. So let's look back on team's performance in the most summer-ish of hockey months, from hockey-reference.

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Boston series, you are the devil! Pens are 6-7 all-time in June, but 6-3 before that dreaded Bruins series.

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Speaking of, 24 years today Mario Lemieux and the Pens completed the sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks to win their second Stanley Cup. This never gets old.

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And hey, while we're talking about the the lore of the Cup, our friends at NBC passed along this video about why the Stanley Cup is so special.

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Be sure you're checking out our Sharks friends at Fear The Fin they've got a lot of great coverage going on of the SJ perspective of the series, including this article about the grief Paul Martin took over his play on the GWG, disregarding a lot of good moments for him prior to that.