Wednesday, June 4, 2008


The Sidsburgh Penguins put up a good fight (even scoring a late PP goal, and nearly tying it with time running out), but they finally lost to a talented Red Wings team in Game 6, 3-2.

This is the Wings' 4th Cup in 11 years, as Niklas Lidstrom became the first European-born captain to win it. This was an enjoyable series with two very worthy teams fighting for the championship. And while I'm sad hockey season is over, I'm also glad I don't have to hear the words "Bettman", "goalie interference", and "obstruction" until October.

Here's Conn Smythe winner Henrik Zetterberg (and some little schmuck) and the Stanley Cup.

PITTSBURGH - JUNE 04: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman presents the Stanley Cup to Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Mellon Arena on June 4, 2008 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. The Red Wings defeated the Penguins 3-2 to win the Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

(Man, that thing sure looks pretty in HD.)

In one of the weirdest and funniest plays I've ever seen, the eventual game winning goal went in off of MAF's ass, as he attempted to sit on the live puck.

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) watches as the shot by Detroit Red Wings winger Henrik Zetterberg, in white at left, of Sweden, enters the net for a goal during third period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup NHL hockey finals in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, June 4, 2008. Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar (55), of Russia, holds back Zetterberg. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Congratulations Detroit!

(Again, if you trusted my blognostication, shame on you.)

(Photos by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images, AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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