Was there ever really any doubt? Despite a two game slide in games 5 and 6 in their second round series against the Washington Capitals, the Pittsburgh Penguins ultimately prevailed with a 2-0 game 7 victory.
Central to the team’s success this postseason has been rookie Jake Guentzel. In fact, with his assist on Bryan Rust's Game 7 opening goal, Guentzel set a new Penguins rookie record for points in a single postseason with 14.
The point put Guentzel one up on previous record holder Jaromir Jagr, who posted 12 points during the Penguins run to the 1990-91 Stanley Cup championship. The most impressive part? Gentle shattered Jagr’s record in just 12 games. Jagr took 24. Wow.