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2009 Stanley Cup Final Game Four: Penguins’ 4-2 Win Makes It 2-2

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The assumed dominance by the Red Wings in the 2009 Stanley Cup Final took a hit on Thursday in Game Four, when they were defeated 4-2 by the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The win by the Pens in a rowdy Mellon Arena tied the series 2-2.

The sense of urgency and calm has gripped Red Wing Nation.  No one predicted a sweep by the Wings to begin with, however, no one expected them to give up four goals in a game before the third period.

The play by the Wings in Game Four represents a team starting to tire.  The strategy of Zetterberg clinging to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin has him worn out defensively as well as slowed his offensive push.

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