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B/R’s Greg Eno at the Stanley Cup Finals, Game Five: End of First Period Blog

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


The first thing I noticed after walking into the Joe tonight was the overall atmosphere. Not as boisterous or electric as before Game One. My sense was that the fans were on edge—definitely nervous and anxious.

As for the game itself, this was a period that the Penguins owned in the opening minutes, and the Red Wings counter-punched.

Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury blinked first, though, in the battle of netminders.

A few minutes after a key Detroit penalty kill, newly-returned Pavel Datsyuk (who’s playing on the same line as Henrik Zetterberg tonight) brought the puck up ice and feathered a soft pass to Daniel Cleary, who took a few strides over the blue line and snapped a shot fro...

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