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Red Wings-Penguins: 2009 Stanley Cup Finals Preview

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

In a prediction of another Pittsburgh-Detroit final, the Red Wings will be celebrating a Stanley Cup victory over Pittsburgh for the second-straight season.

In 10,000 simulations of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Red Wings and Penguins the defending champs come out on top 53.2 percent of the time, with the most common occurrence a seven-game series.

Though Hockeytown, USA will cheer the loudest, all hockey fans will win with an entertaining, competitive and dramatic series.

As is evident below, we had to make some assumptions regarding playoff rosters and the health of all players, particularly Detroit stars Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk. Both play in the simulated series.

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