Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cup Finals: Game 3

The Penguins finally played their brand of hockey and captured a 3-2 win last night vs Detroit. Through the first half of the first period, Pittsburgh looked like they did during stretches of games 1 and 2: generating good pressure, but kept from getting good shots off by Detroit's tough D. Then something in the Pens clicked. They controlled play for most of the game until about 10 minutes left in the third period when Detroit went on the attack again. The first two goals by Crosby were what the team needed to get back on track. It not only got Crosby into the series, but I think provided a little push to Malkin to step up his game. And to have the game winning goal scored by grinder Adam Hall was just the icing on the cake.

Hopefully this win will keep the Pens up so they win again in Saturday and head back to Detroit with the series even at two.

Update: I forgot to mention the great play of Brooks Orpik. Just check out the highlights below!

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