Pittsburgh Penguins won 2009 Stanley Cup Finals

Eastern Conference champion Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Western Conference champion Detroit Red Wings on June 12, four games to three, and were awarded the Stanley Cup. The Penguins' Cup victory, coupled with that of the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII four months earlier, allows the city of Pittsburgh to boast two champions in the same year for the second time and first time in 30 years.

For the first time, the Pittsburgh Penguins played a seventh game in the Stanley Cup Finals, while the Red Wings made their seventh appearance in the deciding game. Detroit had previously gone 3–3 in Game 7's. Their last Stanley Cup Final Game 7 was in 1964 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, where they lost by the score of 4–0 in Maple Leaf Gardens.

The Penguins became the first team since the 1971 Montreal Canadiens to win Game 7 of the Finals on the road. They were also the first road team to win Game 7 of a championship round, in any major league sport, since the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 at Memorial Stadium to win the 1979 World Series.

For the Red Wings, it was the first time that they lost in the Finals since 1995, when they were swept by the Devils.