Saturday May 31, 2008
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings wrecked the Pittsburgh
Penguins' home-ice advantage and gave themselves a shot to hoist
the Stanley Cup in Hockeytown.
Jiri Hudler snapped a third-period tie for the Red Wings, who
rallied from an early deficit to beat the Penguins 2-1 Saturday
night and grab a 3-1 lead in the finals. Detroit will get the first of three potential chances to win the Cup back home in Game 5 on Monday night.
The Penguins were a perfect 9-0 in the Igloo during the
postseason and hadn't lost at home since falling in a shootout to
San Jose on Feb. 24 -- a span of 17 games. Now they will have to
figure out how to win at Joe Louis Arena to force the series back
to Pittsburgh for Game 6.
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