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June 04, 2008

Game 6: (check the byline).
Detroit Red Wings v Pittsburgh Penguins.
Remembering Pittsburgh's Best OT Wins.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 07:26 AM - 20 comments

I'm hoping we'll get a game 7, but it will depend on the Pens getting the first goal and banging Detroit around. If the Wings are strong early, it could be a long night. They're clearly the better team.

posted by rcade at 08:18 AM on June 04

I agree the first goal is important but with these teams and what we have seen so far, who knows. I am just looking for another night of Flurey on his head and Maybe Malkin finally getting going. Pens win the game tonight, the cup is ours. To bad the pens will have to win it in Detroit.

posted by Debo270 at 11:40 AM on June 04

NoMich, thanks for putting together all of these pregame link packages. The effort is appreciated greatly. And a huge thank you for the youtube link to knobhockey! I'm going to have a hard time watching tonight's game without thinking to myself "in the crease, out of the crease" while Holmstrom is on the ice. Of course, I've been doing that for the past few years. Pittsburgh has stolen some games in which they were completely outplayed (IMO, game five was one of those) but I think it comes to an end tonight. I just don't see MAF standing on his head again like last game, can't see the Wings scoring in the wrong net again, or any of the other events that created the perfect storm that allowed the Pens to win repeating themselves. Then again, maybe the supreme confidence and awsome will power of Debo will carry the Pens through one more time!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:12 PM on June 04

Aaaaaaaand there's your Conn Smythe winning goal. A super softie by Zetterberg.

posted by NoMich at 09:20 PM on June 04

Thanks Spofi for educating me on a new sport. Much like you have done for Soccer, MMA, and open wheeled racing. Rcade and gary, I owe you a lot. Fun time watching this game.

posted by hawkguy at 09:53 PM on June 04

Aw, you know what? Despite the ending, that was an awesome (ending of) two games. I remembered this week that I like hockey and should watch more of it.

posted by dirigibleman at 10:15 PM on June 04

Thanks for a great season and another great Cup!

posted by commander cody at 12:00 AM on June 05

I was always gracious in defeat...must I be gracious in victory also? =D dirigibleman, I agree with you. I had about had it with hockey after the last lockout, and the powers-that-be trying hard to destroy the game I love so much. But this year's SCF has re-affirmed my faith in the hockey institution. Didn't hurt that my team won it all... =D Anyway, don't take this as me crawling out of the woodwork just cuz the Wings won the Cup and I'm a bandwagon-hopper. Was just an opportune time to dive into the Sportsfilter waters again. Been busy these last couple years...mainly finding out that sports isn't the be-all-end-all in the world... =D

posted by MeatSaber at 12:40 AM on June 05

Too funny.

posted by NoMich at 07:45 AM on June 05

Great game, great season. Couldn't ask for any more. Great job Wings!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:00 AM on June 05

While it was tough to watch my boys lose, It was a hell of a game and a decent series. The wings were the better team this year, but I think we are looking at a Pens team that will be here a few more times in years to come. Thanks for setting these up NOMich. Well done Detroit.

posted by Debo270 at 08:34 AM on June 05

Wooo! Great job Wings! Also, HUGE credit to Pittsburgh, the team and the fans. I was incredibly impressed with the crowds at the Igloo. The Penguins fought HARD and helped produce some of the best hockey I've ever seen. The fans were LOUD and raucous all the way, and gave the team a huge cheer at the very end. Nice job Pitt. Congrats Wings!

posted by Stavro99 at 08:43 AM on June 05

That was an entertaining series, despite Detroit looking unbeatable roughly 90% of every game. And I'm glad this European-captains-can't-win BS has finally been proven wrong. It seems you don't need 20 Canadian grinders to win the cup. Hallelujah!

posted by fabulon7 at 09:09 AM on June 05

I was impressed that the majority of the Penguins fans stayed to watch the Stanley Cup celebration. I suppose the possible once in a lifetime chance of watching such a celebration trumped the pain of it being the Red Wings celebrating and not the Penguins.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:37 AM on June 05

That was an entertaining series, despite Detroit looking unbeatable roughly 90% of every game. Heh. I was thinking to myself last night when the Pens scored their second goal, "If they manage to win this game and game 7, they'll be the most outplayed Stanley Cup champion ever." Most of that reason was Fluery, who kept them in a lot of games. Still, it's interesting how a goalie can stop so many great scoring chances and yet let in, IMHO, softies. And damn did I almost have a heart attack with that last second shot. All that went through my head was, "here we go again."

posted by jmd82 at 11:03 AM on June 05

Well, the first two games weren't all that much fun to watch (unless you're a Wings fan) but the rest of the series was a blast. And, Pens fans, I wouldn't be too down. If they can keep the nucleus of Crosby-Malkin-Fleury-Malone-Staal intact, that team will be making the cup final an almost annual event. And to Spofites-nice to have some fellow hockey fans to enjoy the playoffs with me. Out here in the desert, there's not all that much interest or knowledge.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:27 PM on June 05

Many of the reports on the European captain thing seem to say that Lidstrom was the first European-born, European-trained captain to hoist the Cup. I suspect that the "European-trained" part is thrown in there because some Canadian national who ended up being a Stanley Cup winning captain was born in Europe. Anyone know if this is the case?

posted by holden at 04:42 PM on June 05

I think I heard somewhere some captain from the 30s was born overseas and moved to Canada when pretty young. So maybe that's the distinction?

posted by fabulon7 at 09:50 PM on June 05

Many of the reports on the European captain thing seem to say that Lidstrom was the first European-born, European-trained captain to hoist the Cup. I suspect that the "European-trained" part is thrown in there because some Canadian national who ended up being a Stanley Cup winning captain was born in Europe. Anyone know if this is the case? I think I heard somewhere some captain from the 30s was born overseas and moved to Canada when pretty young. So maybe that's the distinction? You are correct sir. Chicago Blackhawks in 1938 won the Stanley Cup with Johnny Gottselig as their captain. He was born in Odessa Russia but moved to Saskatchewan as a young boy.

posted by tommytrump at 10:40 PM on June 05

Thanks fab and tommy!

posted by holden at 08:46 AM on June 06

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