Now this gets interesting. Coming into the 3rd period down 2-0, just twenty minutes away from a second consecutive loss in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Penguins put everything on the line.
Three minutes in, gold is struck, but from an unlikely candidate, Kristopher Letang scores to give the Penguins bench hope and the crowd begins to roar, 2-1 Detroit leads.
The penguins soon get a power play but cannot capitalize, Osgood makes two amazing saves to keep his team in the lead.
Checks start flying and Malkin almost starts a fight with Kronwall. The Penguins keep composure however, to tie the game up, nine minutes to go, then eight, seven, six and then the Red Wings score on a breakaway by Dan Cleary.
3-1 Wings, oh and that must sting.
However this is going down to the wire, with just under three minutes left to play the Penguins score on Sergei Gonchar's slap shot on a screen, down by one goal again, can they do it like they did in Game 5 of last year?
A minute and three seconds left to play, there goes Fleury, and the best players are on the ice for Pittsburgh. There is a shot from Crosby, a shot from Malkin, and yet another great save from Osgood. The empty net is there but the Wings can't get a handle to end it, but the clock is running and time is quickly squeezing the life, the hopes, and dreams from Crosby and his teammates, you can see the fire in their eyes, and then it's over.
Wings win in six.