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Pittsburgh’s Game Three Win Is No Surprise

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

It would have been a real surprise if Pittsburgh did not win game three of the Stanley Cup Finals. They were finally getting to play a Cup game at their rink, and they are too good of a team to go down 3-0 at all, let alone without a fight.

The biggest key to the Pens’ 4-2 win was the way they stepped up their defense. In spite of being out-shot by Detroit 29-21, Pittsburgh blocked 18 shots, while Detroit only blocked five. In the third and deciding period, the Penguins allowed only three shots on the goal. It's pretty hard to break a tie if you are Detroit and that happens.

As this author stated in a previous column, the lesson from game one was: ...

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