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'It's going to take our best,' Crosby says of Penguins' prospects to clinch Stanley Cup

'It's going to take our best,' Crosby says of Penguins' prospects to clinch Stanley Cup

When the Pittsburgh Penguins’ season was on the line during the Eastern Conference final, Coach Mike Sullivan’s message to his players centered on embracing the opportunity in front of them. If the Penguins can do that again Thursday at Consol Energy Center, they’ll embrace the Stanley Cup.

The Penguins, who have not trailed the San Jose Sharks in regulation while winning three of the first four games of the Cup Final, are in position to win the fourth championship in franchise history. A sixth game, if necessary, would be played Sunday   in San Jose. That’s a trip the Penguins are determined to avoid.

“Absolutely, we’re excited. We worked hard for...

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