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Penguins cap turnaround season with 4th Stanley Cup

Back in December, the Pittsburgh Penguins looked like a lost team bound to miss the playoffs.

Sidney Crosby and the offense couldn't score, the offseason acquisitions such as Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino had yet to click and coach Mike Johnston was fired.

Six months to the day after coach Mike Sullivan took over, the Penguins are champions again.

Led by Crosby's dominant play on both ends of the ice, speed that opponents struggled to match and a rookie goaltender who showed an uncanny ability to bounce back from rare shaky performances, the Penguins won their second title of the Crosby era — seven years to the day after last holding the Cup.

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