Former MSU Captain the Hero as Wings Fall

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with teammates after Marian Hossa, right, of Slovakia scored the first goal of the game against the New York Rangers in the first period during Game 3 of an NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series, Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Only one game in Pittsburgh already has the Detroit Red Wings wishing for a change of venue.
The Red Wings got off to a fast start in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals -- maybe too fast.
Along the way, they forgot what got them their two relatively easy victories in the opening two games in Detroit, and the 3-2 loss to the Penguins cut their series lead to one game.
The Red Wings' loss means the finals are guaranteed of going to a Game 5 in Joe Louis Arena on Monday night.
Already, Detroit probably can't wait to get back to their octopi-friendly home ice.
There, the Red Wings dominated Pittsburgh in Games 1 and 2 while winning by a combined score of 7-0.
Sidney Crosby ended a tw-game scoreless streak with two goals to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead.
Johan Franzen was "The Mule" as he wove his way through defenders to roof one in front of the net in the second period to make it a one-goal game going into the third.
But, after a mad scramble, Adam Hall banked the puck off Chris Osgood to give Pittsburgh a little breathing room and they held on to win 3-2.
Game 4 is Saturday at 8 p.m. on WILX.



 
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