Sunday June 7th, 2009

1. Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings. First game back and the center doesn't look any worse the wear. He played more than 17 minutes even though he was limited to just four minutes in the third period when the Red Wings had the game in the bag. "He looked like his old self," said Niklas Kronwall. Despite the injury, Datsyuk made plenty of impact in the game, assisting two goals and even chipping in with four hits. Is he getting that foot frozen, though? "I don't know," he said. "It's a secret." Whatever he's doing, it's working.

2. Special teams, Red Wings. Things finally got clicking for the power play and the penalty kill Saturday. Killing off two penalties allowing just one shot on Chris Osgood with the man advantage, Detroit found some success in their weakest area. On top of that, their power play did everything right. Head coach Mike Babcock complained that his team would be one-and-done on the power play, getting off a shot and then ceding possession to the Penguins. Not this time. They stayed with shots, maintained possession and made Pittsburgh's penalty killers work much harder.

3. Chris Osgood, Red Wings. Even in warmups, the goalie wasn't letting very much through at all. In his second shutout of the playoffs, Osgood stopped 22 shots, and logged an assist. His long pass to Marian Hossa on Pittsburgh's poor change is enough to earn him some props. Everybody on the Red Wings was pitching in offensively tonight.

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