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Penguins and Red Wings: Pittsburgh Needs Cool-Heads to Prevail

Published by on June 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Two games in, and this year's Stanley Cup finals is certainly interesting.

Evgeni Malkin is "fighting," Pavel Datsyuk has yet to play a game, and the attention given to Sidney Crosby is abusive, bordering on assault.

That last one no one is surprised with, but that's been what has set the tone so far in the 2009 Stanley Cup finals: physical play and getting away with murder.

The examples against Detroit are, when people choose to look at them, exhaustive. The Johan Franzen slash on Sidney Crosby and Marian Hossa's man-handling of Pascal Dupuis are the two examples many point to for penalties falling by the wayside because "Detroit is favored by the NHL and it's officials."

The Penguins aren't...

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