Notes and quotes from Game 6 on NBC
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks by a score of 3-1 Sunday in Game 6 on NBC to win the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. The win marked Pittsburgh's first Stanley Cup title since 2009. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner and recorded two assists, including an assist on the eventual game-winner scored by Kris Letang in the second period.
Four-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning "Inside-the-Glass" analyst Pierre McGuire called Game 6 from SAP Center in San Jose, California. It was the 10th consecutive year Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire combined to call the Stanley Cup Final for NBC Sports Group.
"It wasn't easy getting here, especially the way things started out. ... Everyone has a part in this," Crosby told McGuire.
"Since I've been there in 1984, they've always been the greatest fans. We're going to have a little party for them," Penguins owner and NFL Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux told McGuire of the Penguins fans.
Kathryn Tappen and Emrick opened coverage on NBCSN and NBC with statements regarding the tragic events that took place in Orlando early Sunday morning. In addition, coverage on NBC included a tribute to Gordie Howe during the first intermission, voiced by Emrick. Click here to watch NBC Sports' tribute to "Mr. Hockey."