This Day In Sports History (June 1st) — Pittsburgh Penguins

It was on this day in 1992 that the Pittsburgh Penguins repeated as Stanley Cup Champions.  The Penguins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 in Game 4 to sweep the series.

The Penguins entered the finals on a seven game winning streak, having swept the Bruins in the conference finals and winning the final three games against the Rangers in the second round.  By sweeping Chicago, Pittsburgh set an NHL record with 11 straight playoff victories.  Penguins captain Mario Lemieux was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy as the playoff’s Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row.

The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals have already kicked off, with the Los Angeles Kings looking to win the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup.  They will be in tough against the New Jersey Devils and future Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur, but with the Kings earning an overtime victory in Game One, it seems more and more likely that Los Angeles will have their name etched onto Lord Stanley for the first time ever.

Here is a look at Lemieux’s game winning goal from Game 1 of the finals.

Notable Birthdays

Paul Coffey, NHL – Born June 1st 1961 (age 51) in Weston, Ontario

Santana Moss, NFL – Born June 1st 1979 (age 33) in Miami, Florida

Carlos Zambrano, MLB – Born June 1st 1981 (age 31) in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela

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