Case 5

Gonchar Malkin Fleury Stahl Crosby

Pittsburgh Stanley Cup Stars

Sergei Gonchar (1974 - ) Chelyabinsk, Russia
Evgeni Malkin “Geno” (1986 - ) Magnitogorsk, Russia
Marc-Andre Fleury “Flower” (1984 - ) Sorel-Tracy, Quebec Canada
Jordan Stahl (1988 - ) Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Sidney Crosby “The Kid, Sid the Kid” (1987 - ) Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

In 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1992. This is group of men largely responsible for that win. During the season Evgeni Marc- Andre Fleury was the main goaltender and showed he was All-Star worthy.

Jordan Stahl and Sergei Gonchar were both known as defensive presents during the Cup run, and the team would not have won the Stanley without them.  Malkin scored 36 points in the playoffs and Sidney Crosby followed directly behind him with 31 points during the series versus the Detroit Red Wings.