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Red Wings-Penguins: Dan Blysma Knows Game Seven

Published by on June 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Somewhere in the flotsam and jetsam that professional athletes collect over a career is a picture that Penguins coach Dan Blysma might want to post on his team's bulletin board and explain before 8:00 p.m. Friday night.  It's a picture of Game Sevens and what might have been.

The picture shows a younger Blysma in a Mighty Ducks uniform swatting futility at a puck hanging in mid-air.  The story behind the pictures tells much more.

Blysma was a fourth-line banger and grinder, and "energy guy" with the Ducks when they ran into the New Jersey Devils in the spring of 2004.  The series stretched to a seventh game, and early in that game, Blysma had the chance of a lifetime. 

He bl...

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