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Zen-like Gonchar delivers for Penguins

Updated: June 3, 2009, 12:40 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Freeze the moment before Sergei Gonchar unleashed a laser of a slap shot that would become the winning goal in Tuesday's Game 3 and think for a moment that, by all rights, he shouldn't even be here in this series.

Now, let it roll. The stick, cocked high over his head, coming down, and an instant later, the puck streaking past a stunned Chris Osgood and into the back of the net.

On a night when the Pittsburgh Penguins absolutely had to win, it was the quietly ...

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