Hornqvist puts the Penguins up late pic.twitter.com/2ZxyKKz0DR— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 12, 2017
Hornqvist scored from behind the net on Pekka Rinne after a Justin Schultz point shot.
Carl Hagelin would tack on an empty netter shortly after to seal the deal. Matt Murray recorded 27 shots for the shutout, his second in a row in this series.
The game was dominated by bad reffing on both sides, first Nashville scored a goal but the play was whistled dead when the ref had a bad angle and couldn't see the puck. What would follow was 4 power plays for Nashville (and nary a one for Pittsburgh all game) as 50/50 calls all broke the Predators way.
Regardless, the important thing is that the Pittsburgh Penguins are again Stanley Cup champions! An improbable but sweet run for the first back-to-back championships in the NHL's salary cap history.
What better way to celebrate than with a shirt to commemorate things? And what better shirt than to Just play?
2017 mission accomplished. Now the Pens are making you get another shirt to celebrate. Just play, baby!https://t.co/AM5HpNsXad— Pensburgh (@Pensburgh) June 12, 2017