Penguins captain Sidney Crosby wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby celebrates with the Stanley Cup after Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sidney Crosby won the Conn Smythe Trophy on Sunday as the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Pittsburgh beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 to win the Stanley Cup in six games.

It’s the second Stanley Cup for the Penguins captain after guiding his team to a championship in 2009.

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The Cole Harbour, N.S., native was a leader on and off the ice for Pittsburgh throughout the playoffs and finished the tournament with six goals and 13 assists.

Crosby had an assist on Kris Letang’s winning goal and added another helper on Patric Hornqvist’s empty-netter to finish the post-season with 19 points.

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It’s yet another accolade for the 28-year-old, who is also a two-time Olympic gold medallist, world champion and world junior champion.

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