A Good Effort Spoiled

If my eyes were deceiving me, the sweaters were switched but the result was a bit different. In Game 3 from The Igloo, Pittsburgh came away with an exciting 3-2 victory over the Red Wings to close the gap in half in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final. It was Pittsburgh who came out firing early to take two different 2-goal leads. Johan Franzen and Mikael Samuelsson contributed with two clutch goals, but it was not enough to match the fire power from Crosby and Co. The Pens clearly gained more confidence as the game went on and it showed. The hits were fast and furious as the black sweaters were quick to cut off Red Wings efforts. Osgood was often left to fend off odd-man rushes and proved that he was human with one of his worst showings during these playoffs. All is not lost though as the Penguins did look like a team with their backs against the wall. While they may have all the momentum going into Game 4, the fact is they are still losing and the Wings have grown comfortable in playing their sort of hockey.  The Wings will have another chance Wednesday night to pull within one game of a Stanley Cup celebration. 

One reply on “A Good Effort Spoiled

  • Nick

    Heck of a game last night… The 5 on 3 was insane. I figured the Pens would win Game 3 if they were to win a game in this series, other than that, I had the Wings sweeping yet again, or winning in 5.

    Game 4 was a huge win, especially since the Wings had to come back down a goal so early in the game. Ozzie still looked out of place a few too many times last night, but our defense was huge.

    I have no doubt the Wings will close this out Monday night. I’d love to see Zetterberg score a hat trick and have the Captain add one for good measure. I’m calling for a blow out… which means we’ll probably win 1-0.

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