Wings Bring Familiar Fury to Stanley Cup Ice

Overlooked Detroit stars have eclipsed young Pens all series
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2008 2:57 PM CDT
Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood may finally be getting the recognition he deserves, after repeatedly stuffing the hot young Penguins' top scorers.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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(Newser) – If the Red Wings are marching inexorably toward possession of another Stanley Cup, it's thanks in large part to their remarkable composure, writes Bob Wojnowski for the Detroit News. Henrik Zetterberg and Co. kept their cool last night despite an early deficit and potential peril of a long 5-on-3, making every play and stuffing Kid Crosby over and over.

"We did a ton of little things to win this game, blocking shots, everything," says Wings goalie Chris Osgood. If the team can keep up that pace through three more periods tomorrow night, those little things will add up to one big thing: Detroit's fourth championship in 11 years. Winning the cup, says captain Tomas Lidstrom, "never gets old."