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B/R’s Greg Eno at the Stanley Cup Finals: D-Day For Red Wings Means Desperation

Published by on June 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Yesterday, June 6, was D-Day, for the nation. The 65th anniversary of the storming of Normandie.

It was also D-Day in The D.

Desperation Day for the Detroit Red Wings.

That was the theme as I traipsed around the locker room following Saturday night’s 5-0 shellacking of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Finals.

But another D, defenseman Nick Lidstrom, had another D-word for me.

“I think determination also,” Lidstrom told me when I asked if desperation was part of the Red Wings’ mindset, coming off two less-than-Red Wings-like performances in Pittsburgh in Games Three and Four, which squared the series at 2-2.

“I though...

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