Series (Game 1 of 1)
Detroit leads 1-0
(1-1-0, 2 pts)
7:30 PM ET, October 7, 2006
Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
K. Draper (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
J. Franzen (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
M. Fleury (Penguins - G): Saves: 24, Save Pct.: .923
Detroit (0-1-0) at Pittsburgh (1-0-0) 7:30 pm EDT
PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Marc-Andre Fleury did not even win the
Pittsburgh Penguins' starting goaltender job until the very end
of the preseason.
Fleury shined in Pittsburgh's surprising 4-0 season-opening
victory over Philadelphia, and looks for a repeat performance as
the Penguins host the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, but it was
Fleury that was the Penguins' biggest star Thursday, steering
aside all 40 shots faced in recording his second career shutout.
The victory was Pittsburgh's first season-opening win since
The Red Wings enter after a disappointing season-opening 3-1
loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.
Henrik Zetterberg scored Detroit's only goal after the Canucks
raced out to a 3-0 lead.
Goaltender Dominik Hasek, who was signed over the summer as a
free agent, started his second stint with the Red Wings,
stopping 14 of 17 shots.
The Red Wings, who outshot Vancouver, 28-17, struggled on the
power play in going 0-for-9.