Struggling and in danger of missing the playoffs, the Penguins make a dramatic turnaround after Dan Bylsma replaces Michel Therrien as coach in February. Led by their dynamic duo of Sidney Crosby (inset left) and Evgeni Malkin (inset right), the Penguins roar into the playoffs and end up in an epic seven-game Cup final rematch with Detroit. In Game 7, Max Talbot netted two goals in the second period to steer the Penguins to a 2-1 victory for the Cup. Evgeni Malkin was named winner of the Conn Smythe trophy for most valuable player in the Stanley Cup.
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