Wings Skate by Waddling Penguins, 3-0

Detroit's momentum puts Pittsburgh in a 2-0 hole
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2008 1:00 AM CDT
Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Holmstrom, right, of Sweden celebrates his goal on Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury as Jarkko Ruutu, Adam Hall, and defenseman Brooks Orpik look on.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – In the second game of the Stanley Cup finals last night, the Red Wings had made eight shots and scored two goals before the Penguins attempted their first shot, and the lopsidedness continued throughout the game, writes the Detroit News. After a 3-0 loss last night, Pittsburgh has yet to score, as experience appears to be trumping youth.

The Red Wings have played faster and with more fire, and their defense has kept goalie Chris Osgood far from busy. Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby has looked ineffective, while Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom has finally been able to get uncontested goals. With a 14-1 record in the finals since 1997, the Red Wings are looking indomitable.