ShareThis Page
Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins are back-to-back Google search champs

Aaron Aupperlee
| Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, the Conn Smythe winner, holds the Stanley Cup on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, the Conn Smythe winner, holds the Stanley Cup on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.

It was back-to-back years as the top searched hockey team for the back-to-back Stanley Cup champions.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, again, were the top trending NHL team on Google in 2017, the search engine and team announced Thursday.

The Penguins also topped Google search trends in 2016.

Sidney Crosby was the top trending player for the second straight year, the team said. Jake Guentzel and Matt Murray also ranked high in 2017.

Hurricane Irma was the top search of the year , followed by iPhone 8, iPhone X, Matt Lauer and Meghan Markle.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were the eighth most searched professional sports team among U.S. googlers. The New York Yankees topped that list, followed by the Houston Astros.

Globally, Wimbledon was the most searched sporting event, followed by the Super Bowl and the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor.

Aaron Aupperlee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at aaupperlee@tribweb.com, 412-336-8448 or via Twitter @tinynotebook.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me