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B/R’s Greg Eno at the Stanley Cup Finals, Game One: End of 1st Period Blog

Published by on May 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

So that’s what it might come down to, eh?

Boards as live as downtown Royal Oak on a Friday night. The puck pinballing off Marc-Andre Fleury into the Pittsburgh net.

If this was baseball, the official scorer would call the second goal E-G—an error on goalie Chris Osgood. Unable to gobble up a rebound, and a gift for Penguins forward Ruslan Fedotenko.

That’s what the first period ended up boiling down to, in Game One of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals.

Brad Stuart opened the scoring, not that he was trying.

Stuart stopped a clearing attempt at the Pittsburgh blue line, and slung the puck toward the net. It wasn’t even on net, but at Joe Louis Arena, th...

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