|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 26 May 2008 22:31|
Tuesday, May 27
No game scheduled. The Stanley Cup finals resume Wednesday with Game 3 in Pittsburgh.
-Valtteri Filppula, Red Wings, had a goal and an assist as Detroit took a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-0 victory over Pittsburgh.
Chris Osgood stopped 22 shots for his third shutout this postseason and 13th of his career - tied for eighth most in NHL history - as Detroit took a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-0 blanking of Pittsburgh on Monday night. Osgood is the first to post shutouts in the first two games of the finals since New Jersey's Martin Brodeur in 2003 against Anaheim. He hasn't allowed a goal in 137 minutes, 33 seconds, dating to Game 6 against Dallas in the Western Conference finals.
Of the 31 teams to win the first two games of the finals at home, 30 have captured the Stanley Cup. Detroit took a 2-0 series lead Monday night with a 3-0 victory over Pittsburgh, which returns home for Game 3 Wednesday night.
Detroit is 12-1 when scoring first and 13-0 when leading after two periods following Monday night's 3-0 victory over Pittsburgh. The Red Wings lead the Stanley Cup finals 2-0.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin notched eight goals and nine assists in his first 10 playoff games, but only one goal and one assist in six games since. Pittsburgh has gone 3-3 in those contests.
Henrik Zetterberg has 23 points this postseason, one shy of tying Detroit's franchise mark held by Sergei Fedorov (1995) and Steve Yzerman (1998).
``He's a good actor. I know our players are frustrated right now. It's tough to play the game, but Osgood did the same thing against Dallas. Our team never goes to the goalie. We never did it, and we don't target the goalie. You want to talk about experience, he goes to players, and he knows what to do, I guess.'' - Pittsburgh coach Michel Therrien on goalie Chris Osgood drawing two goalie interference penalties in Detroit's 3-0 victory Monday night.