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the Pittsburgh Penguins

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ice Hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.

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They compete in the National Hockey League as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference.

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league currently comprising 30 teams – 23 in the United States and 7 in Canada – with a 31st team in Las Vegas scheduled to begin play in the 2017–18 season.

The National Hockey League's Metropolitan Division was formed in 2013 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment.

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The Penguins are one of two NHL franchises in Pennsylvania, the other being the Philadelphia Flyers.

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The cities' proximity has led to a rivalry known as the "Battle of Pennsylvania".

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The club is owned by Mario Lemieux and Ronald Burkle, who purchased the Penguins in 1999 and brought the club out of bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy is a legal process through which people or other entities who cannot repay debts to creditors may seek relief from some or all of their debts.

Ronald Wayne Burkle is an American billionaire businessman.

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The franchise was founded in 1967 as one of the first expansion teams during the league's original expansion from six to twelve teams.

An expansion team is a brand new team in a sports league, usually from a city that has not hosted a team in that league before, formed with the intention of satisfying the demand for a local team from a population in a new area.

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The Penguins played in the Civic Arena, also known as The Igloo, from the time of their inception through the end of the 2009–10 season, when they moved to the Consol Energy Center, which was later renamed PPG Paints Arena.

PPG Paints Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that serves as home to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League, and was the home of the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League from 2011 to 2014.

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The 1992–93 Penguins won the franchise's first-ever Presidents' Trophy for being the team with the most points at the end of the regular season.

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In addition to their eight division titles, they have qualified for six Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Stanley Cup five times – in 1991, 1992, 2009, 2016, and 2017.

The Stanley Cup Final in ice hockey is the NHL's championship series to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup, North America's oldest professional sports trophy.

The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League playoff winner.

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Along with the Edmonton Oilers, the Penguins are tied for the most Stanley Cup championships among non-Original Six teams and sixth overall.

The Original Six is a term for the group of six teams that made up the National Hockey League for the 25 seasons between the 1942–43 season and the 1967 NHL Expansion.

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With their Stanley Cup wins in 2016 and 2017, the Penguins became the first back-to-back champions in 19 years and the first team to do so since the introduction of the NHL salary cap.

In professional sports, a salary cap is an agreement or rule that places a limit on the amount of money that a team can spend on players' salaries.

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They also became the fifth team to accomplish this feat multiple times.

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