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Penguins Win, Force Game 7

By Wyatt Earp | June 10, 2009


Please, God. I really need this.

PITTSBURGH – No clincher by the Detroit Red Wings in Pittsburgh, not this time in Game 6. Marc-Andre Fleury wouldn’t let it happen as a wildly unpredictable Stanley Cup finals is now going the distance.

Third-line teammates Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy gave the Penguins a two-goal lead, and Marc-Andre Fleury held off the defending champion Red Wings repeatedly during a frantic third period as Pittsburgh beat Detroit 2-1 on Tuesday night to tie the finals at three games.

Game 7 is Friday night in Joe Louis Arena, where Detroit is 3-0 in the series but, as the oldest of NHL playoff adages goes, anything can happen when a single game determines who raises a silver trophy.

Fleury, yanked during Detroit’s 5-0 blowout in Game 5, regrouped to make 25 saves and hold off the Red Wings, who are trying for their fifth Stanley Cup since 1997 but, if they win it, will do so without winning in Pittsburgh. (H/T – )

Yeah, frak them! They always win. Let’s go Pens!


Topics: Ice Hockey | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Penguins Win, Force Game 7”

  1. GroovyVic Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Do you have any idea what it was like for me on Saturday? I was a Penguins fan in Redwings country!

  2. Sully Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Got to hand it to ‘em for making it interesting.

  3. rightwingprof Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Friday’s a long time away …

  4. rightwingprof Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 9:14 am

    There’s some kid on Pensblog that moved from Pittsburgh to a Detroit suburb. She graduated, and when she picked up her diploma on stage, opened her robe to show off her Crosby jersey.


  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    GroovyVic – I pity you, dear. I really do.

    Sully – Especially that last “save” by Rob Scuderi with under a minute left. Damn. If the Pens lose, I can live with it because they took the Wings to a Game 7. I just don’t want the Pens to lose.

    Prof – That is awesome. Where can I buy her a beer?

  6. cbullitt Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Wyatt, does that hockey babe to serve beer and make sammiches.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    cbullitt – She can just stand in front of me with that jersey on.

  8. bob (either orr) Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    This is a tough one. I detest the overhyped Sidney the Kidney (Malkin is the real #1 on that team). But I’m tired of the Wings winning. However, I was born in the Motor City (yes, in the city itself… my dad worked for Packard, which will tell you how long ago that was). Hell, I wanted a Flyers-Flames final… there I could have lived with whoever won.
    Lewis Grizzard, the late great Atlanta columnist, once quoted a radio guy, a Southerner, who was broadcasting the Harvard-Yale game. Some Harvard guy asked him, “Who do you prefer to see win, Yale or fair Harvard.” The announcer shot back, “You’re all a bunch of damn Yankees and I hope you both lose.”

  9. rightwingprof Says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    First the Superbowl, now the Stanley Cup.

    Go Pens! Woooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!