Here are the NHL morning papers for the Stanley Cup Finals which began last night:
Detroit Red Wings (1) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (2):
- Detroit really seemed like Hockeytown again last night, writes Michael Rosenberg. If you did not know before, Mikael Samuelsson loves to score goals. Chris Osgood was terrific in the first period last night. Last night’s game made one thing apparent, Tomas Holmstrom is a marked man. Here is the video of Marc-Andre Fleury’s hilarious fall out of the Pittsburgh bench when coming onto the ice.
- Even after last night’s game, Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette thinks the Red Wings are beatable. Last night’s game would have been different had the Penguins capitalized on their first period power plays. The Penguins may have their hands full with Zetterberg and Datsyuk, but they are not going to let the media bother them. Apparently Gary Bettman is happy the Penguins stayed put in Pittsburgh.
For Illegal Curve, I’m Richard Pollock.
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