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M&G Writers Playoff Pool (Final Update)

The Pittsburgh Penguins won their 4th Stanley Cup with a Game 6 win over San Jose

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The Pittsburgh Penguins finished the 2015-16 NHL season by defeating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game 6 to win the franchise's 4th Stanley Cup and the first since 2008-09. Sidney Crosby was named playoff MVP and he finished third in the round in scoring. Logan Couture of the Sharks finished ahead of him but it didn't matter as his team had to watch the Penguins parade the Stanley Cup around their home arena.

Here's a recap of our pre-final predictions:

Writer FlamesMM TraciKay BizzleJ markparkinson14 jshanny14 HockeyGoalieEh
Stanley Cup Final
SJ vs PIT (6) Penguins in 6 Penguins in 7 Penguins in 5 Penguins in 6 Sharks in 6 Sharks in 6
Player with Most Pts Thornton (SJ) Pavelski (SJ) Pavelski (SJ) Crosby (PIT) Pavelski (SJ) Pavelski (SJ)
Team with Most Goals Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh San Jose San Jose
# of Overtime Games 2 1 1 0 3 2
Conn Symthe Winner Crosby (PIT) Murray (PIT) Murray (PIT) Crosby (PIT) Pavelski (SJ) Pavelski (SJ)

Correct Series Winner= 5 PTS, Correct Games Amount= 3PTS, Each Bonus Question = 4PTS

Finally, here is our completed pool standings after the Stanley Cup Finals' completion:

M&G Writers Playoff Pool Standings (Rounds 1-4)
Rank Person Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 SCF Total Pts
1 FlamesMM 26 18 5 20 69
2 markparkinson14 16 10 14 16 56
3 BizzleJ 18 10 17 9 54
4 HockeyGoalieEh 22 8 16 7 53
5 TraciKay 18 8 10 9 45
6 jshanny14 16 10 8 3 37

The Penguins are Stanley Cup champions after beginning the season with 12-1 odds and even being out of the playoff picture in December. Congratulations to Pittsburgh, and now we begin the slow crawl towards the 2016-17 season.