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Penguins win Stanley Cup Final with 3-1 win over Sharks

Penguins win Stanley Cup Final with 3-1 win over Sharks

At 21, Sidney Crosby believed anything was possible for him and the Pittsburgh Penguins, that he would have a chance to end every NHL season by lifting the Stanley Cup in sweaty, joyful triumph, as he did in 2009.

Hockey and life took him on unexpected detours. He lost time to concussions that left him in a dark place and threatened his career. The Penguins couldn’t sustain their success, drifting through management and coaching changes that seemed headed nowhere as recently as the middle of this season. 

Those memories flickered through his mind Sunday, as he led the Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks that ended a suspenseful Cup Final in six games....

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