Hockey Holiness: Penguins Force Game 7
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2009 9:56 PM CDT
Pittsburgh Penguins' Brooks Orpik, center, ties up Tomas Holmstrom.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
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(Newser) – It may not have the audience or star power of the other big-sport championships, but the Red Wings and Penguins are plugging away in a great Stanley Cup finals. Pittsburgh eked out a 2-1 win tonight to tie the series at 3 and set up those two words so beloved by hockey fans: Game Seven. Detroit will host it on Friday night for all the marbles.

In tonight's game, Jordan Staal gave the Pens a 1-0 lead less than a minute into the second period, the Post-Gazette reports. Tyler Kennedy made it 2-0 early in the third before Kris Draper scored for the Wings with 12 minutes left. The Penguins needed a late glove save from Marc-Andre Fleury to preserve the win and avoid a repeat of last year, when Detroit won the Cup on Pittsburgh's home ice.