Road is tough, but Penguins are not done
The march of the Penguins has run into a wood chipper.
It would be more appropriate to call the Red Wings the Red Army. Expressionless, machinelike, almost joyless, Detroit is marching through the Stanley Cup finals the way the Soviet Union marched through the early portion of the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Coach Mike Babcock has at times borrowed Viktor Tikhonov's personality as well. If the Penguins are somehow able to win these finals, dubbing it "Miracle on Ice ...
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STANLEY CUP FINALS -- GAME 2
Detroit shut down Pittsburgh again Monday. This time, it was a 3-0 win that showed the Wings taking the life out of the Pens. Check out our Game 2 coverage here:
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READ• The big red machine: Detroit shut down Pittsburgh again Monday. This time, it was a 3-0 win that showed the Wings taking the life out of one of hockey's most talented teams. Burnside
• Game 2's defining moment: What was the defining moment of Game 2? The 5:24 mark of the second period, when the Pens posted their first even-strength shot on goal. Notebook
• Conn Smythe Watch: Who are the front-runners for playoff MVP? Here's how things stand after Game 2 of the Cup finals. Story
• The Crosby File: How did Sidney Crosby fare in his second Cup finals game? Check out our game-by-game report for the Pens' captain. Story
• The First-Ever Suit Off: The best hockey analyst in the U.S. versus the best hockey analyst in Canada. Mullet vs. buzzcut. It's Melrose versus Cherry in the First Cup Finals Suit-Off! Vote
• Hradek's instant analysis: Gary Roberts' late hit on Johan Franzen didn't earn the veteran forward any points with E.J. Hradek. Blog
WATCH• NHL Minute: Hradek and Burnside's analysis
• Melrose and Cherry break down Game 2
• Chris Osgood on his second straight shutout
• Lidstrom: We can't let up effort in Pittsburgh
• Penguins' reaction after Game 2 loss
• Melrose's instant analysis: Detroit's big D