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The little things escape Pens in Game 1

Updated: May 31, 2009, 1:22 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- The devil is always in the details, isn't it?

A missed faceoff, a too-long shift, losing sight of a crazy, bouncing puck.

Those are details the Pittsburgh Penguins -- so good for so much of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals -- could not quite get a handle on. They were the details the Detroit Red Wings -- so cool and precise even without Hart Trophy candidate Pavel Datsyuk -- took care of en route to a 3-1 victory in Saturday's opening game of the series.

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