Pittsburgh Penguins: Winner Takes All
It has come down to this….one game. The winner of this one game takes home Lord Stanley. The loser goes home only one game away from claiming the Cup for themselves. The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings last night (Monday) 2-1 to have pushed the series to a decisive game 7. I love hockey. Of course, it helps that it is my team in the Stanley Cup Finals, but what an amazing post season this has been. The Pens are now one game away from claiming the Cup that they were so close to getting last year. They stepped up in a Game 6 which they had lost to Detroit last year. They got to watch the Red Wings skate the Cup around their home ice. Not this year…
There isn’t much left to be said about this Pittsburgh team. It has shown the poise of a strong family. After getting embarrassed and blown out in a 5-0 loss in game 5, the Pens came back to fight another day. They have earned themselves the chance to hoist the Cup this year. They were in 10th place in the Eastern Conference in February with many people wondering what went wrong with this season. They came back. The Pens were down 3-0 in a Game 6 in Philadelphia during the first round of the playoffs. They came back to win 5-3. The Pens were down 2-0 in the series with Washington. They came back to push the series to a game 7 which they won 6-2. The Penguins were down 2-0 to Detroit in these finals. They came back.
This is it. One last game.
Let’s Go Pens!