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Wednesday, 28 May 2008 23:55
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 SCOREBOARD
Thursday, May 29
No game scheduled. The Stanley Cup finals resume Saturday with Game 4 in Pittsburgh.

STAR
Wednesday
- Sidney Crosby, Penguins, scored twice to lead Pittsburgh past Detroit 3-2.

ON THE BOARD
Pittsburgh scored its first goals of the Stanley Cup finals and recorded its first win after holding off Detroit 3-2 in Game 3 on Wednesday night. The Penguins lost the first two games at Joe Louis Arena by a combined score of 7-0 before Sidney Crosby snapped the skid with the first of his two goals at 17:25 of the opening period.

HOME SWEET HOME
Pittsburgh improved to 9-0 at home in the playoffs and has won 17 straight there after holding off Detroit 3-2 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night. The streak dates to a shootout loss to San Jose on Feb. 24. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury hasn't been beaten at home in 19 straight games since Nov. 21.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Johan Franzen, in his second game back after missing six following a bout with recurring headaches, netted his NHL-leading 13th goal of the playoffs in Detroit's 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.

ON THE RISE
Detroit's second victory over Pittsburgh earned a higher television rating on Versus than the opener and was the most-watched Stanley Cup finals cable telecast in six years. Detroit's 3-0 win on Monday night, its second straight shutout in the series, earned a 1.9 national rating and averaged over 2.5 million viewers. Game 1, a 4-0 win by the Red Wings, garnered a 1.8 rating.

STAR SIGNED
Dallas signed defenseman Trevor Daley to a three-year, $6.9 million contract Wednesday. Daley was one of five Stars to appear in all 82 games, finishing with career highs of five goals and 19 assists.

SPEAKING
``His work ethic was there. He stuck to the plan. That's what you're looking for from your captain, show an example. Good players, when the challenge is there, they like to play those type of games.'' - Pittsburgh coach Michel Therrien after captain Sidney Crosby scored twice to lead the Penguins to a 3-2 win over Detroit in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night. Pittsburgh was outscored 7-0 in the first two games at Joe Louis Arena.
 

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