Dan Cleary gets sprung on a breakaway from the blue line in.
You saw it happening before it even happened.
Think about all the people focused on that play.
Millions of people's lives were going to be altered by a two-second play.
It is staggering.
And there was Marc-Andre Fleury. Jobbed by fans and media after a tough Game Five.
The "big game goaltender" questions lingering like a bad fart.
MAF simply looked at Cleary, called his whole life a joke, and shut the door.
The Pens had to survive a Fleury, if you will, of Wings shots with Osgood pulled.
Who was gonna step up?
It was Rob Scuderi. And he actually knelt down.
wanting the Wings to be awarded a penalty shot.
But it just wasn't there anyway.
Rob Scuderi saved the Pens season. Maybe three times in 5 seconds.
That sequence alone may have earned him an extra $500K this summer.
These plays literally saved a game in which everyone rose to the occasion.
Every last player, every last person in that arena gave it all they had.
Every last person watching at home felt as if they had played a shift.
And we can all sleep a little easier knowing we will not have to see the Wings lift the cup on the Mellon ice for a second straight year.
But there is a battle on the horizon.
A battle that has only been waged 15 times in the history of the NHL.
A Game Seven for the Stanley Cup.
The great Mike Lange said it better than we ever could:
"We'll meet you in the schoolyard, baby, for all the marbles on Friday night in Detroit."
Get your mind right.
And if the Washington series taught you anything,
it's that ANYTHING can happen in Game 7.
God help us all and Go Pens.
Pens in 7.
Fiddy, daver, Alex B, Matt S, Jeff Z, Whistler, Mikey from Kiss FM, Ikedawg,Kurt W, Bigg John, Fleuryous, Trey H, Whatever, Joose,Eileen, bryson, Stephen b.
Good luck if you were trying to figure out the Pens' line combinations early on.
Four minutes in, Zetterberg gets a golden chance on MAF all alone in the slot.
The Pens got some chances on the PP, but no dice.
The Pens were taking everything to the Wings. But then the Wings would cycle for like 20 seconds just to remind you what could happen if you get sloppy.
Every save Osgood made, the closer the Wings got to the storm shelter. Zetterberg was everywhere in his defensive zone.
Pens work hard and eventually get another PP. Malkin takes a shot, and of course Zetterberg blocks it. His sticks breaks, and he shovels it out of the zone. Solid play, but no need to jerk off on his face about it.
Wings work hard to kill it. They could see the storm shelter now.
They started getting their best chances after that kill.
The Mellon is nuts. Pens are buzzing.
Where's the iso cam on him to see if he sabotaged it to buy time for Franzen?
Disappointed in NBC.
Pavel Datsyuk admires some pass and gets leveled by Cooke.
Sykora has an unreal shift later in the second.
Blocks a shot, gets it out of the zone on his wallet.
All of a sudden, things start to sway. The Red Wings were finally starting to sustain some pressure in the Pens zone as the second period waned.
Hall Gill got away with a job of Darren Helm.
Henrik Zetterberg had a chance late and hit the pipe. Sick move. Scuds patrols the scene and makes sure if it is under MAF.
Why does everyone say he "beat Fleury"?
Fleury gave him no net, therefore no goal. Hitting the post doesn't mean it's a goal.
Do you beat the goalie if you hit the glass over his head?
Pens get some get looks to end the period.
All bets are off in the third.
Jesus, Killed. Scuds saves another one.
At this point, everyone is in labor.
It gets worse. Bill Guerin. High stick.
- Some wing fans has to think about Bing lifting the cup on Detroit ice.
- SUCKKKKKKKKKKK ITTTTTTTT
- Do not call out Hossa. Not yet.
- Would you have taken this on Feb 21?
- Nothing else left to say.