Re: Pens Win.
Originally Posted by NorCalGolfer
It was a Detroit power play. Pittsburgh might have had the puck on the Detroit side for a minute and a half, tops.
Throughout the 3rd period I was thinking that the criticism would have been heavy for packing it in too much, if Detroit had tied the game and gone on to win. It looked like Detroit would have been a 1/10 favorite if the game had ever reached 2-2.
Regardless, awesome win. I think the three days between games 6 and 7 really benefitted Pittsburgh. Once you get three days between games it negates some of the automatic back and forth rotation of the home team winning. By the same token, Detroit had an opportunity in game 6, which was also a 3 day separation. Once they didn't take advantage of that, the final game was not as lopsided as it appeared, based on the 5-0 game. I thought the -180 money line on the Red Wings was too high.
Gad, hard to believe it's been 17 years for the Pens. I remember sitting in the old and long gone Little Caesar's casino in Las Vegas, rooting in my wager of Pittsburgh over the Blackhawks in the final game, a very high scoring win.