NHL: Pittsburgh keeps Stanley Cup hopes alive

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Inside Joe Louis Arena, Detroit
Image: Mrmiscellanious.

Pittsburgh denied the Detroit Red Wings a Stanley Cup on Monday as it won 4-3 in overtime on Monday's Game 5 of North America's premiere ice hockey championship.

Game synopsis

Pittsburgh's Petr Sýkora in February 2008
Image: Dan4th Nicholas.

Pittsburgh gained a 2-0 lead in the first period with goals by Marian Hossa and Adam Hall. Detroit's Darren Helm then scored the only goal of the second period. In the third period, the Red Wings gained the lead with goals by Pavel Datsyuk and Brian Rafalski, but with only 36.2 seconds to go, Maxime Talbot of the Penguins tied up the game, bringing it to overtime. Petr Sýkora scored the game-winning goal in the third overtime period at 9:57.

Pittsburgh's previous win in this year's Stanley Cup finals was a 3-2 hometown victory on May 28. The sixth game of a possible seven in this championship series is scheduled to be played in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Box score

Team 1 2 3 1OT 2OT 3OT Final
Pittsburgh 2 0 1 0 0 1 4
Detroit 0 1 2 0 0 0 3

Players gallery

NHL 2008 playoff series chart

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1  Montreal Canadiens 4  
8  Boston Bruins 3  
  1  Montreal Canadiens 1  
  6  Philadelphia Flyers 4  
3  Washington Capitals 3
6  Philadelphia Flyers 4  
  6  Philadelphia Flyers 1  
Eastern Conference
  2  Pittsburgh Penguins 4  
2  Pittsburgh Penguins 4  
7  Ottawa Senators 0  
  2  Pittsburgh Penguins 4
  5  New York Rangers 1  
4  New Jersey Devils 1
5  New York Rangers 4  
  2  Pittsburgh Penguins 2
  1  Detroit Red Wings 3
1  Detroit Red Wings 4  
8  Nashville Predators 2  
  1  Detroit Red Wings 4
  6  Colorado Avalanche 0  
3  Minnesota Wild 2
6  Colorado Avalanche 4  
  1  Detroit Red Wings 4
Western Conference
  5  Dallas Stars 2  
2  San Jose Sharks 4  
7  Calgary Flames 3  
  2  San Jose Sharks 2
  5  Dallas Stars 4  
4  Anaheim Ducks 2
5  Dallas Stars 4  


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