The 2016 Stanley Cup Finals featured the San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins. The Sharks blew through the NHL Western Conference Playoffs, losing only 6 games through 3 playoff series to reach the franchises first ever Stanley Cup Finals appearance. On the other side of the bracket, the Pittsburgh Penguins needed a game 7 to knock off the defending Eastern Conference Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, and come into the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals riding a historic 2 month span for the franchise. San Jose has been playing their best hockey over the last 2 week, demolishing a red hot Blues team, winning all 4 of their games by 3 goals or more. The Penguins will look to win their first Stanley Cup Finals since 2009, while the Sharks attempt to continue the Western Conference's dominance of Lord Stanley's Cup.
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2016 Stanley Cup Finals Results: The 2016 Stanley Cup Finals featured the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the San Jose Sharks. This was the first time these two teams have met in the playoffs. It was the Penguins fifth time in the Stanley Cup, their first time since winning it in 2009. It was the first time in San Jose Sharks franchise history to make the Stanley Cup. San Jose started the playoff series strong by winning the first two games, however Pittsburgh would come back to win games three and four. The Sharks managed to win game five, however the Penguins defeated the Sharks in game six and took the series 4-2 and will come into the 2017 NHL Season as the defending Stanley Cup champions.
The Stanley Cup is the final series of postseason games of the National Hockey League. The Stanley Cup is won by winning four of seven games played between the champions of the Western and Eastern Conferences. The Stanley Cup is the trophy awarded to the team who wins the Finals. That team's members are inscribed on the cup itself, and the team keeps the cup until another team wins the finals, at the earliest the following year. Check out a list of previous champions on our Stanley Cup Champions page. The Stanley Cup is also known as, The Cup, The Holy Grail, or ironically, Lord Stanley's Mug. The trophy itself was donated in 1892 by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley, to the top-ranked amateur hockey team in Canada. With various league expansions and consolidations, the Stanley Cup has obtained a history as one of the oldest sports trophies in North America and the highest ice hockey honor in the world.
The Stanley Cup Finals games are played at the respective home arenas of the two final teams competing for the championship. The team with the better regular season record receives the home ice advantage in the Stanley Cup Finals, and hosts games 1, 2, 5, and 7, whereas the team without that advantage hosts games 3, 4, and 6. In a sport like hockey where the fans are practically on the ice with the players, a home rink advantage is huge. Just ask the Montreal Canadiens who have won more Stanley Cups than any other team.
The Stanley Cup Finals are one of the great sporting events on earth. The event is the culmination of months of regular season games and multiple rounds of postseason best of seven series. As we have seen in the past from the most notable cup matchups, the Stanley Cup Finals prove beyond any doubt who is the best and the toughest team in the National Hockey League. Buy Stanley Cup Finals tickets today and don't miss a second of Stanley Cup action! Most Stanley Cup Appearances: