Even without the services of captain Sidney Crosby for more than half the contest, the Pittsburgh Penguins stood tall in winning the Stanley Cup for the third time in franchise history Friday night.
Centre Max Talbot scored both goals, sending the Penguins to a 2-1 win over the defending champion Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 at Joe Louis Arena.
Pittsburgh secures the franchise’s first championship since the Mario Lemieux-led Penguins of 1991 and 1992.
Left Wing Ruslan Fedotenko hails from Kyiv and this isn’t his first championship, he also helped the Tampa Bay Lightning win the Cup in 2004 by scoring the game winning goal, and even brought Lord Stanley’s Cup to Kyiv.
Ruslan has played internationally for the Ukrainian national ice hockey team, appearing in one game for his nation at the 2002 Winter Olympics in a 5-2 defeat of Switzerland. He has been named to the 2009 roster as well. (Wikipedia)