Wings goalie Chris Osgood gets some help in the back zone. On the night, he stopped 16 of 18 Penguins shots.
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Nice To Meet You
Detroit's Darren Helm (left) and Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin get acquainted near center ice. Helm finished with two shots and Malkin three.
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Marian Hossa (81) now has the dubious honor of playing for consecutive losing teams in the Stanley Cup finals (Pittsburgh 2008, Detroit 2009)
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Nothing To Do But Watch
Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood helplessly watches Maxime Talbot's shot sail into net, giving the Penguins an insurmountable 2-0 lead and serving as Talbot's second goal of Game 7.
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Detroit goalie Chris Osgood stops Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby (87) on the doorstep. The puck is perilously situated just above Bill Guerin's (13) stick.
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Maxime Talbot's Penguins are the first major-sport team in 30 years to win a championship-clinching Game 7 on the road (1979 Pittsburgh Pirates).
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Down But Not Out
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crobsy injured a knee during a mid-ice collision with Detroit's Johan Franzen in the second period. The Penguin captain was ironically playing in the league's 87th playoff game of 2009.
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Sign Of The Times
Even during the Cup ceremony, Penguins fans still could not forgive Marian Hossa for jumping ship to the Red Wings in the summer of 2008.
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It's Nice To Have Friends
With Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fluery flat on his stomach and Detroit winger Johan Franzen (93) bearing down, defenseman Sergei Gonchar (55) helped keep the puck out of the net.
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Not This Time, You Don't
Captain Sidney Crosby (left) finished with 15 goals and 16 assists as the Penguins went 16-8 during the playoffs, including series-clinching road wins in Washington and Detroit. "We're not stunned," Detroit goalie Chris Osgood said. "They had a good team."
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The Penguins are now one of only three franchises to win three or more Cups in the last 20 years (Red Wings, Devils).
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Man, Myth, Legend, Champion (Again)
Mario Lemieux is believed to be the first NHLer in history to win a Stanley Cup as both a player and owner.
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Center Of Attention
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby graciously addressed the media during the team's on-ice Cup ceremony. At 21, Crosby is the youngest captain of a Stanely Cup winner in NHL history.
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The Spoils Of Victtory
With one of the youngest cores in the NHL, the Penguins -- led by Sidney Crosby (center) and Conn Smythe winner Evgeni Malkin (bottom left) -- should be favorites for a repeat title in 2010.
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