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STANLEY CUP FINAL: Penguins beat Nashville in title defense

Three of the top 10 markets for Game 6 of the final were in Tennessee, with Knoxville sitting third (10.7) and Memphis coming in at No. 10 (5.4). “This year, many, many different line combinations”.The Pittsburgh Penguins have achieved what few teams have before them, winning back to back Stanley Cups. We were given no shot, no chance, and he just kept us in there, so those two guys come to mind.Emrick on the Nashville fan base: “As the winners celebrate, a remarkable year here in Nashville, and for their players and fans. and the chant is ‘Let’s Go Preds.’ The motto here was ‘Stand With Us, ‘ and these people did stand with their team”. “We tried to do that this series and I thought we did a good job of that”.In the previous campaign finals, they defeated San Jose Sharks, while this year they were battling against Nashville Predators, the team which appeared for the first time in history in the finals. “We lost a lot of guys to injuries”.On the other side of the ice, this cup final has done wonders for hockey in the south. Nashville was questioned if they could support a hockey team, and they proved it in a big way.He didn’t play much throughout the game, but a fantastic move which he provided, left the title in Pittsburgh for more year. How about the job by Marc-Andre Fleury in these playoffs?Across 84 games on NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA Network, the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs averaged a TAD of 1.387 million viewers, up 11 percent vs. the 2016 postseason (89 games; 1.253 million). Only one player on the Preds roster had more than a single goal in the series (rookie Frederick Gaudreau, with three) and their lack of finish was painful. But his resume now has everything one could possibly want – not just the individual awards, but team success on both the global and National Hockey League levels, including two straight Cup wins in an era in which that’s harder than ever.It feels nearly surprising that the Stanley Cup was awarded on Sunday evening in Nashville.