Club of the National hockey League (NHL) Pittsburgh penguins” for the first time since 2009, won the right to play in the Stanley Cup finals, thanks to a victory over the Tampa Bay lightning in the seventh game of the Western conference finals.
The decisive meeting took place in Pittsburgh and ended with the score 2:1 in favor of the hosts, which scored a double Brian Rast with gear Evgeni Malkin.
The Russian forward “penguins”, recognized as the third star of the match, scored points in the fifth match in a row. Just 17 games this playoffs on account Malkin 15 (4+11) points in the system goal + pass.
In the final Stanley Cup penguins will face the San Jose sharks, who defeated in the East “St. Louis”. Their opposition to four victories will start on Monday, reports NHL.com.