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Penguins End Championship Drought

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

For fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks, two teams that last won the Stanley Cup in the 1960s, a 17-year championship drought would not seem very lengthy.

Since the Pittsburgh Penguins' previous Cup victory in 1992, however, the team, and the National Hockey League, went through a series of changes that may have made those 17 years seem like 17 decades.

In that 1991-92 season, the NHL had 22 teams. Since the Mario Lemieux-led Penguins' second straight championship, the league expanded to 30 teams, with the addition of eight teams: the Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and...

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