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Social reaction: Pittsburgh sports figures celebrate a second straight Cup

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In the hours following the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2-0 Stanley Cup-clinching victory over the Nashville Predators, athletes and coaches with western Pennsylvania connections flocked to social media to congratulate their hometown hockey team on their second straight championship:

After the game, Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for the second season in a row. He becomes just the third player to be named MVP in consecutive seasons (he joins Mario Lemieux and Bernie Parent).

-- Meaghan Latella

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