Determination, and a little fate, lead O'Halloran to hockey's grand stage
PITTSBURGH -- Dan O'Halloran isn't given to superstition. Yet the NHL referee wears the No. 13 on his jersey as a nod to the way fate intercedes in all our lives, marking the path between misfortune and happiness, success and failure, life and death.
During the playoffs, we often talk about the sacrifices players make to reach the Stanley Cup finals, and how getting here requires commitment and good fortune. NHL officials are no different: This series between the Pittsburgh Penguins ...
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STANLEY CUP FINALS -- GAME 3
The Penguins have found life and they can thank Sidney Crosby. The captain scored twice to lead a revived Pittsburgh team to a 3-2 win. Check out our Game 3 coverage:
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READ• Welcome to the finals: Sidney Crosby's two goals erased the Pens' drought and led them to a win. The also erased any doubt that Sid and Co. belong in these finals. Burnside
• Game 3's defining moment: What was the defining moment of Wednesday's Game 3? The 7:18 mark of the third period, when the Penguins got secondary scoring from Adam Hall that helped put the team back in the series. Notebook
• Conn Smythe Watch: Who are the front-runners for playoff MVP? Here's how things stand after Game 3 of the Cup finals. Story
• The Crosby File: How did Sidney Crosby fare in his third Cup finals game? Check out our game-by-game report for the Pens' captain. Story
• The Game 3 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 Cup Finals Suit-Off! Vote
• Hradek's instant analysis: If you're going to have any chance of beating the Wings, you have to attack their defensemen and the Pens did a great job of that in Game 3. Blog
WATCH• Crosby interview: "This was a big one"
• Don Cherry breaks down Pens' Game 3 win
• NHL Minute: E.J. and Scott's Game 3 analysis
• Barry Melrose's instant analysis
• Red Wings, Pens break down Game 3