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Pittsburgh Penguins beat Nashville to win 2nd straight Stanley Cup

The Nashville Predators' improbable run for pro hockey's Stanley Cup ended Sunday night when the Pittsburgh Penguins won Game 6 of the finals, 2-0. It was the Penguins' second consecutive Stanley Cup title, and their fifth in franchise history. Pittsburgh's Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin scored the two goals. Still, the Predators had by far their best season in their 19-year history, making their first finals and becoming the first eighth-seeded team since 1994 to sweep a first-round series, beating the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks. Nashville rallied behind the team with catfish and top-rate national anthems, among other signs of affection.