The best pictures from the Stanley Cup Final

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Sidney Crosby
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The Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Nashville Predators to win the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row.

It was a series that featured an ugly feud between two stars, catfish on the ice, country music stars in the stands, and some controversial calls. The Final also produced a number of memorable images.

Here are the best photos from Getty Image, the Associated Press, and Reuters.


Matt Murray watches the puck.

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Conor Sheary scores in Game Five.

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Catfish on the ice became a regular sight during the three games in Nashville.

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Bryan Rust celebrates a goal in Game 1.

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Colton Sissons shot rolls past Matt Murray in Game 1.

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Viktor Arvidsson skates off the ice following the Penguins’ Game 1 win.

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One of the most memorable moments from this Finals will be Sidney Crosby giving P.K. Subban “the business” and smashing his head into the ice over and over and getting just a minor penalty.

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The beef between these two was ongoing story and at one point Crosby got Subban in the chin.

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And Subban got Crosby in a headlock.

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An aerial view of Game 3.

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Roman Josi and Evgeni Malkin tussle.

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A look at Frederick Gaudreau’s goal in Game 4 that everybody thought was a save at first.

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Players watch as Evgeni Malkin’s shot gets past Pekka Rinne.

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Evgeni Malkin celebrates the Game 5 goal.

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A huge moment in Game 5 came when Sidney Crosby was dragged down for an early penalty and power play.

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Patric Hornqvist collides with Pekka Rinne.

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Stars were everywhere for the games in Nashville, including Carrie Underwood.

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and Nicole Kidman.

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Charles Barkley made it clear he prefers the NHL playoffs to the NBA playoffs.

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Charles Barkley attends the Stanley Cup Finals Game 4
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Matt Murray makes the toe save.

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Patric Hornqvist goes airborne.

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Colton Sissons thought he had given the Preds a lead in Game 6, only to have the goal waived off because of an early whistle.

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Pekka Rinne reacts to the Penguins scoring a late go-ahead goal in Game 6.

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The Penguins celebrate after the final horn in Game 6.

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Brian Dumoulin carries Carl Hagelin after winning Game 6.

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Predators players react after losing to the Pens in Game 6.

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All they could do is watch and wait for the handshake line.

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One of the great sights in sports is the handshake line after the Final where bad blood is typically put aside.

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Sidney Crosby kisses the cup for the second year in a row.

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The Penguins are the 2017 Stanley Cup champions.

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A lone Predators fan refuses to leave his seat following Game 6.

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Kris Letang leaves the ice with his son.

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