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2009 Stanley Cup Final Game Three: Pens Power Play Proves Performace

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The 4-2 victory by the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Finals did little to cement their presence as equal to the Detroit Red Wings. 

The crowd in Mellon Arena was on Pittsburgh's side as they performed their traditional "white out" which proved their loyalty to the Pens and made the Wings fans easier to see.  However it was really the last change that served as the greater advantage.

The Pens do not have nearly the depth of the Wings.  However with the last change they were able to counter the strategy of Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Lidstrom jumping on the ice the moment Sydney Crosby did in the previous two games.

This strategy did work as three of the four goals sco...

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