Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Small wonder

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.

Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images

1 comment:

Hooks Orpik said...

Detroit's putting on an absolute clinic on how to suffocate all time and space and keep everything to the outside. They've been everywhere and have been doing everything.

Everytime it seemed like the Pens were about to finally break through last night, they took a penalty. Hopefully the adjustments continue and the boys can turn it around at home or it will be a very short series.