The Pittsburgh Penguins have once again conquered the hockey world this Stanley Cup® Playoffs and have won the 2017 NHL® Stanley Cup® as hockey's best team. After a difficult playoff run that saw them face some of the top teams in hockey, the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators to become the 2017 Stanley Cup® Champions. This marks the fifth time the Pittsburgh Penguins have been crowned Stanley Cup® Champions as hockey's best team.
Get your first look of the new Stanley Cup celebration in NHL® 18 with the 2017 Stanley Cup® Champion Pittsburgh Penguins!
The Pittsburgh Penguins became the first team since the 1998 Detroit Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup® as the NHL's playoffs champion. Sidney Crosby was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 Stanley Cup® Playoffs for the second season in a row. Rookie Jake Guentzel tied the record for most goals in the Stanley Cup® playoffs by a rookie with 14.
Evgeni Malkin led the Pittsburgh Penguins in scoring, and captured his third career Stanley Cup® victory along with Marc-Andre Fleury and Sidney Crosby. Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray took over the crease midway through the Stanley Cup® Playoffs and posted back-to-back shutouts to close out the Stanley Cup® Final, becoming the first goalie in NHL history to win 2 Stanley Cups® as a rookie.
Watch the official EA SPORTS NHL® 18 gameplay teaser and tune into the NHL Awards™ on June 21st to see the full reveal of EA SPORTS NHL® 18.