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2016-17 Penguins Review
50-21-11, 2nd, Metropolitan Division, Stanley Cup Champions
 
Highlights
The Penguins defeat Columbus (4-1), Washington (4-3), Ottawa (4-3) and Nashville (4-2) to win their fifth Stanley Cup.
Pittsburgh becomes the first team as Stanley Cup champions since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. The Penguins join the Edmonton Oilers as the only non-Original Six franchises with five Stanley Cups.
Head coach Mike Sullivan becomes the first American-born head coach to win multiple Stanley Cups. GM Jim Rutherford is just the seventh GM since the 1967 Expansion Era to win three Cups.
Sidney Crosby wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for a second-straight season. Crosby joins Mario Lemieux (1991-92) and Bernie Parent (1974-75) as the only players to win the award in consecutive seasons.
Pittsburgh sets a club record by winning 10 playoff games, and the Pens equal the club single-playoff record with 13 total home games. Pittsburgh's 49 overall games played, and 26 home games, in a two-year period are the most in NHL playoff history
During the regular season, Sidney Crosby leads the NHL with 44 goals, winning his second Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. Crosby reached the 1,000-point mark on Feb. 16, 2017 when he set up a Chris Kunitz goal. Crosby hit the milestone in 757 games, making him the 12th-fastest player all-time to do so.
The Penguins celebrate their 50th anniversary season with a season-long celebration that includes several theme nights honouring players, coaches and staff members from the first 50 years. The Pens also unveil a 50th anniversary documentary, "Pittsburgh is Home".
 
Transactions
Oct. 20, 2016 Matt Murray signed a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2019-20 campaign.
Nov. 2, 2016 Obtained a 2017 fifth-round draft pick from Ottawa for Mike Condon.
Dec. 26, 2016 Mike Sullivan signed a three-year contact extension that runs through the 2019-20 campaign.
Feb. 23, 2017 Obtained Ron Hainsey from the Carolina Hurricanes for Danny Kristo and a 2017 second-round draft pick.
Mar. 1, 2017 Obtained Mark Street from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2018 fourth-round draft round.
Mar. 1, 2017 Obtained Frank Corrado from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Eric Fear, Steve Oleksy and a 2017 fourth-round draft pick.
Mar. 14, 2017 Zach Aston-Reese signed to a two-year, entry-level contract.
 
Scoring
Players GP G A Pts PIM
Sidney Crosby 75 44 45 89 24
Evgeni Malkin 62 33 39 72 77
Phil Kessel 82 23 47 70 20
Conor Sheary 61 23 30 53 22
 
GoalTending
Goalie W-L-T GP MP GA SO GAA
Mike Condon 0-0-0 1 20 0 0 0.00
Matt Murray 31-10-4 49 2,766 111 4 2.41
Marc-Andre Fleury 18-10-7 38 2,125 107 1 3.02
Tristan Jarry 0-1-0 1 59 3 0 3.06
Totals: 50-21-11 82 4,989 229 3 3.06
 
 
Games
Date Score Opponent
Oct. 13, 2016 SOW 3-2* WASHINGTON
Oct. 15, 2016 W 3-2 ANAHEIM
 
* - Overtime
* - Home games in capital letters
 

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