Here are the morning papers for the Stanley Cup Finals which resume tonight at 8pm EST:
Detroit Red Wings (1) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (2):
- The Red Wings want to make sure they continue to play well on the penalty kill, writes Helene St. James. In injury news, Johan Franzen is expected to suit up for the Wings within the week. Bob Wojnowski profiles Chris Osgood’s road back to the Wings. The NHL has to be happy with the television ratings from Game 1. It was so loud at Joe Louis Arena during Game 1 that Wings coach Mike Babcock said, “I thought we were in Canada.”
- The Penguins have changed their lines for Game 2 tonight. The Red Wings just controlled the middle of the ice and the neutral zone for most of Game 1, writes Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Wings’ penalty killing attack seemed to have thrown off the Penguins a bit on Saturday night. Things are looking up for Mario Lemieux these days, writes Chuck Finder.
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