NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and his teammates celebrate with the Stanley Cup trophy after defeating the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game Six of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have clinched their second straight Stanley Cup, with a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Games 6 on Monday (AEST).

The Penguins became the first team since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and '98 to defend their crown, however, more significantly, the first team to do so in the salary cap era.

The win seals Pittsburgh's fifth NHL title, equaling the Edmonton Oilers to sit sixth on the all-time list of Stanley Cup winners.

Sidney Crosby took home his second Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.