13 Jun 2016

Penguins beat Sharks to claim Stanley Cup

2:59 pm on 13 June 2016

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won ice hockey's Stanley Cup with a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

The Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate after their 3-1 victory to win the Stanley Cup against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP 

The Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate after winning the Stanley Cup Photo: AFP

The victory sees the Penguins clinch the USA's best-of-seven National Hockey League championship series 4-2 for the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup, and first since 2009.

For the Sharks, the loss marked the end of the team's first ever Stanley Cup Final run, 25 years after they were founded in the San Francisco Bay Area.