Last Updated: 2008-06-03 - 01:05
STANLEY CUP FINAL - ROUND #4 (Best of 7)
Red Wings win series 4-2, win Stanley Cup
 

GAME 1 > Red Wings 4  Penguins 0

Johan who?  Detroit's leading playoff scorer Johan Franzen didn't play, but Mikael Samuelsson stepped it up and scored two to help give his team the first win of the series.  Chris Osgood only needed to make 19 saves for his 12th career playoff shutout.

GAME 2 > Red Wings 3  Penguins 0

More of the same for Detroit.  Franzen returned to this game, but it was Brad Stuart and Tomas Holmstrom who put the Wings ahead 2-0 in the first - a lead they would never relinquish.

Chris "Ozzy" Osgood got his second consecutive shutout of the final, his 6th straight Stanley Cup Final win dating back to Detroit's 4 game sweep of Washington in 1998 - the last goaltender to get back to back shutouts to start a Stanley Cup final - Martin Brodeur in 2003.

As for the Penguins - they need to find some answers, and fast as the scene shifts back to the Mellon.

GAME 3 > Pittsburgh 3  Detroit 2

If it's true what they say, Home is where the Heart is - then the Pittsburgh Penguins could make a series of this yet - finally able to get on the score sheet - captain Sidney Crosby managed to get his team the first and second goal of the game, and the entire team led by him and veteran Gary Roberts responded.  Adam Hall became somewhat of an unsung hero with the game winning goal, but it was Roberts doing all the dirty work down low.  Detroit was resilient, scoring two of their own, but this was Pittsburgh's game and series to lose, and they proved tonight they belong in the finals.  If tonight's game is any indication of what the rest of this series will be like, bring on Game 4!!

GAME 4 > Red Wings 2  Penguins 1

Try as they might, the youthful upstart Penguins couldn't keep up with the experience and desire of the Red Wings.  They got things off to a great start with a goal from Marian Hossa, but then Detroit won all the battles in the corners, and got production from their captain Nicklas Lidstrom and Jiri Hudler.  The Wings can close it out Monday night at the Joe.

GAME 5 > Pittsburgh 4  Detroit 3  F/3OT

It was a back and forth affair - the Red Wings rallied from a 2-0 Penguins early lead, and were 34 seconds away from a 3-2 win and a Stanley Cup celebration, when Maxime Talbot sent this game into a marathon overtime finally decided in the 3rd extra frame.  Petr Sykora scored on a four minute power play, and we will play a Game 6.

GAME 6 > Detroit 3  Pittsburgh 2

After falling behind by 2 goals, twice, the Penguins almost pulled it off again, scoring late in the 3rd period to get within one goal, and were a split second away from tying it, but the Red Wings would not be denied this time.  Henrik Zetterberg scored what would be the winning goal and also took the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP.  Nicklas Lidstrom became the first European captain to win the Cup, and Dan Cleary became the first Newfoundlander to win the Cup.  The Detroit Red Wings win their fourth Stanley Cup in 10 seasons, 11th in franchise history.

 

CONFERENCE FINALS - ROUND #3 (Best of 7)
Penguins win series 4-1 Red Wings win series 4-2
GAME 1 > Penguins 4  Flyers 2
GAME 2 > Penguins 4  Flyers 2
GAME 3 > Penguins 4  Flyers 1
GAME 4 > Flyers 4  Penguins 2
 GAME 5 > Penguins 6  Flyers 0
GAME 1 > Red Wings 4  Stars 1
GAME 2 > Red Wings 2  Stars 1
GAME 3 > Red Wings 5  Stars 2
GAME 4 > Stars 3  Red Wings 1
GAME 5 > Stars 2  Red Wings 1
GAME 6 > Red Wings 4  Stars 1
CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS - ROUND #2 (Best of 7)
Flyers win series 4-1 Red Wings win series 4-0
GAME 1 > Canadiens 4  Flyers 3 (1OT)
GAME 2 > Flyers 4  Canadiens 2
GAME 3 > Flyers 3  Canadiens 2
GAME 4 > Flyers 4  Canadiens 2
GAME 5 > Flyers 6  Canadiens 4
GAME 1 > Red Wings 4  Avalanche 3
GAME 2 > Red Wings 5  Avalanche 1
GAME 3 > Red Wings 4  Avalanche 3
GAME 4 > Red Wings 8  Avalanche 2
Penguins win series 4-1 Stars win series 4-2
GAME 1 > Penguins 5  Rangers 4
GAME 2 > Penguins 2  Rangers 0
GAME 3 > Penguins 5  Rangers 3
GAME 4 > Rangers 3  Penguins 0
GAME 5 > Penguins 3  Rangers 2 (1OT)
GAME 1 > Stars 3  Sharks 2  (1OT)
GAME 2 > Stars 5  Sharks 2
GAME 3 > Stars 2  Sharks 1  (1OT)
GAME 4 > Sharks 2  Stars 1
GAME 5 > Sharks 3  Stars 2 (1OT)
GAME 6 > Stars 2  Sharks 1  (4OT)
CONFERENCE QUARTER-FINALS - ROUND #1 (Best of 7)
Canadiens win series 4-3 Red Wings win series 4-2
GAME 1 > Canadiens 4  Bruins 1
GAME 2 > Canadiens 3  Bruins 2 (1OT)
GAME 3 > Bruins 2  Canadiens 1 (1OT)
GAME 4 > Canadiens 1  Bruins 0
GAME 5 > Bruins 5  Canadiens 1
GAME 6 > Bruins 5  Canadiens 4
GAME 7 > Canadiens 5  Bruins 0
GAME 1 > Red Wings 3  Predators 1
GAME 2 > Red Wings 4  Predators 2
GAME 3 > Predators 5  Red Wings 3
GAME 4 > Predators 3  Red Wings 2
GAME 5 > Red Wings 2  Predators 1 (1OT)
GAME 6 > Red Wings 3  Predators 0
Penguins win series 4-0 Sharks win series 4-3
GAME 1 > Penguins 4  Senators 0
GAME 2 > Penguins 5  Senators 3
GAME 3 > Penguins 4  Senators 1
GAME 4 > Penguins 3  Senators 1
GAME 1 > Flames 3  Sharks 2
GAME 2 > Sharks 2  Flames 0
GAME 3 > Flames 4  Sharks 3
GAME 4 > Sharks 3  Flames 2
GAME 5 > Sharks 4  Flames 3
GAME 6 > Flames 2  Sharks 0
GAME 7 > Sharks 5  Flames 3
Flyers win series 4-3 Avalanche win series 4-2
GAME 1 > Capitals 5  Flyers 4
GAME 2 > Flyers 2  Capitals 0
GAME 3 > Flyers 6  Capitals 3
GAME 4 > Flyers 4  Capitals 3 (2OT)
GAME 5 > Capitals 3  Flyers 2
GAME 6 > Capitals 4  Flyers 2
GAME 7 > Flyers 3  Capitals 2 (1OT)
GAME 1 > Avalanche 3  Wild 2 (1OT)
GAME 2 > Wild 3  Avalanche 2 (1OT)
GAME 3 > Wild 3  Avalanche 2 (1OT)
GAME 4 > Avalanche 5  Wild 1
GAME 5 > Avalanche 3  Wild 2
GAME 6 > Colorado 2  Wild 1
Rangers win series 4-1 Stars win series 4-2
GAME 1 > Rangers 4  Devils 1
GAME 2 > Rangers 2  Devils 1
GAME 3 > Devils 4  Rangers 3 (1OT)
GAME 4 > Rangers 5  Devils 3
GAME 5 > Rangers 5  Devils 3
GAME 1 > Stars 4  Ducks 0
GAME 2 > Stars 5  Ducks 2
GAME 3 > Ducks 4  Dallas 2
GAME 4 > Stars 3  Ducks 1
GAME 5 > Ducks 5  Dallas 2
GAME 6 > Stars 4  Ducks 1