In their run to the 2016 Stanley Cup, the Pittsburgh Penguins showed a work ethic that matched the city in which they play. Near the bottom of the standings in December, the Penguins replaced head coach Mike Johnston with Mike Sullivan. Led by superstar Sidney Crosby, veteran Evgeni Malkin, and new addition Phil Kessel, Pittsburgh overcame this initial adversity to finish the regular season with 104 points, third-best in the Eastern Conference. In a thrilling postseason, the Penguins prevailed over the New York Rangers, Presidents’ Trophy–winning Washington Capitals, and defending Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning to reach the Stanley Cup Final.
Packed with stunning photography and expert analysis from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Striking Gold takes fans through the Penguins’ amazing journey, from a closed door meeting in November to Bryan Rust’s thrilling goal to win Game 7 against the Lightning to the final minutes against the Sharks. This official team commemorative edition also includes in-depth profiles of Crosby, Kessel, Sullivan, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, and other Penguins stars.