Second verse, same as the first. On Monday night, the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in game two of the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals by a score of 3-0.
The Penguins continued to have trouble getting shots through to goalie Chris Osgood, and when they did, Osgood was equal to the task.
Superstars Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby are being completely neutralized, Ryan Malone is spending too much time in the penalty box, and Jordan Staal had some decent shots on goal, but shot the puck wide of the net when he had the best opportunity of the night.
The rest of the team started to get frustrated and took some cheap shots at the Wings later in the game. Detroit is definitely in their heads, and the Pens need to start over and get back to playing their brand of hockey if they intend to make a series out of this.
The good news is that they are going back to Pittsburgh, where the home team has not lost a game yet this entire playoffs.
The bad news is that the Wings only need to find a way to win one game of the next two, in order to be in a perfect position to close out the series at home in Game 5.
In the meantime, it’s back to basics for the Penguins. Step number one, figure out a way to score against these Wings.
I’m wondering if a team has ever been shut out for an entire Stanley Cup Finals? That sure would be embarrassing.