Detroit Red Wings

Stanley Cup Finals Go to Pittsburgh for Game Three

23 Apr 2001:  Goaltender Chris Osgood #30 of the Detroit Red Wings can''t stop the winning goal in overtime by Adam Deadmarsh #28 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game Six of the NHL Western Conference playoff quarterfinals at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle/ALLSPORT
Dwight FidlerContributor IJune 1, 2009

Malkin, Crosby, Staal, and Fleury are doing everything possible. Pittsburgh needs the other 16 players to step up and fill their roles!

They need more heart, and most of all they need to give Fleury a chance by clearing those guys screening him. The defensemen need to pick the puck off the faceoff and keep it in the zone.

Detroit needs to just keep doing what they're doing—which is protect Osgood, and deal with his crazy rebounds and fumbling with the puck.

Ericsson, Stuart, and Rafalski are all playing Stellar. Lidstrom seems to only pop out when he's needed. Helm is on fire too and Franzen is playing above expectations.

Kronwall has been steady. Abdelkader is not a detriment! They've been screening Fleury well and agitating the opponents while skating away afterwards. Discipline!

The Pens MUST come out with all guns firing next game, and not let up no matter what happens. If they can start physical and get under the skin of guys like Zetterberg and Maltby, they could steal a game.

All in all, everything is going Babcock's way!

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