James Neal faces off against his old team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. His experiences in Pittsburgh helped him grow into a valuable player for the Nashville Predators.
Pittsburgh Penguins veterans Trevor Daley and Ron Hainsey are both experiencing the Stanley Cup Final for the first time.
The chance at history is only part of what's driving Sidney Crosby in the Stanley Cup final. Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins can become the first team in the salary cap era to win back-to-back Stanley Cups. This is the fourth time Crosby's Penguins have reached the final since 2008.