Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Detroit took a 2-0 lead in games last night with its 3-0 win over the Penguins, in Detroit. The Penguins were shutout for the second consecutive game. Why?
Sidney Crosby had six shots on goal. The rest of the top-six forwards?...
...one (Marian Hossa, 13:25 of the second period).
Evgeni Malkin had only one attempt (a missed shot at 12:38 of the first period).
And if you're wondering about how this series might unfold, think: "Montreal Canadiens." They are the only team (of 31) to have lost the first two games of the finals on the road and come back to win the title. They did it in 1971 against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The kid's good, but good enough to overcome that? Probably not.
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