WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON ALUMS LAY CLAIM TO STANLEY CUP
WILKES-BARRE, PA – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will be well-represented on the Stanley Cup, after the Pittsburgh Penguins laid claim to the National Hockey League's championship with a 2-1 win in Game Seven of the finals on Friday night.
Eight current Pittsburgh players - Tyler Kennedy, Maxime Talbot, Miroslav Satan, Brooks Orpik, Rob Scuderi, Alex Goligoski, Krist Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury - spent time with the AHL Penguins, and will now have their names etched into the cherished trophy. Those players all either played 40 regular season games with Pittsburgh or appeared in at least one Stanley Cup Finals game this season, making them eligible to be placed on the chalice.
Pittsburgh coaches Dan Bylsma and Mike Yeo also honed their coaching skills in Wilkes-Barre, and will bring the total number of former AHL Penguins placed on the Cup to 10.
Talbot and Fleury shared hero duties on Friday. Talbot scored both Pittsburgh goals in the victory, while Fleury stopped 23 of 24 shots to record his 16th win of the postseason.
This is the third time the Penguins have won the Stanley Cup, and the first time since the Spring of 1992.