19:30: Kennedy circles around from the corner and whips a wrister from the right faceoff circle. Osgood is able to hang on despite having Jordan Staal wrestling in front for position.
18:34: More Therrien-esque hijinks from Bylsma as he has Staal, Dupuis and Guerin on a line for a faceoff.
18:02: Fleury covers up a puck that trickles in from the point. Kirk Maltby skates in and gets dumped in front by Brooks Orpik. Orpik then looses his balance and falls on Maltby.
17:15: We're not sure what's going on near the Zamboni entrance, but most of the folks in the second to the right of it are wearing blue t-shirts.
16:49: Fedotenko works a puck around the boards to talbot. Talbot dishes a nice little feed to Malkin in the slot. Malkin snaps off a wrister that Osgood juuust gets a piece of. We're not sure Osgood saw that, but it was a nice save.
16:22: Hossa snaps off a wrister from the right wing wh
15:42: With Detroit causing all kinds of havoc in front, Letang whips the puck around the boards just to get it out.
15:39: TIe game. This was going to happen eventually. Off a facoeff win by Helm, Ericsson gets the puck and hammers a slapper from the left point. Helm is right in front unaccounted for and screens Fleury. The puck beats Fleury on the glove side. Someone has to take care of Helm there. Jiri Hudler and Helm get assists. Penguins 1, Red Wings 1.
14:46: Detroit is dominating this period. Zetterberg takes a pass from the right wing and moves in alone down the slot. He goes to the backhand and is denied by Fleury's glove hand. Huge save. The Red Wings are playing with way too much speed and space.
12:05: Malkin challneges Ericsson one-on-one on the right wing but can't beat the defenseman.
11:45: Malkin sis called for interference as he battled with Ericsson on the boards. Ericsson just kind of takes a tumble. Kind of a weak call given what has been let go so far in this series. After play is halted, Orpik and Holmstrom give each other the business in front of Fleury. No call. Rob Scuderi, Gill, Cooke and Staal are on for the penalty kill.
11:20: A shot by Zetterberg gets blocked in front and
10:26: Scuderi blocks a pass on the boards and tips it up to Talbot who tosses it up ice so his team can change lines.
9:31: Another dirty goal gives Detroit the leads. After stealing the puck off Dupuis (who might've had his stick slashed) Hossa snaps off a wrister from the left wing. Fleury makes the save. The rebound squeeze through the crease. Holmstrom is right there getting mauled by Malkin and Gill. As Fleury is trapped the puck comes over to the other side where Valtteri Filppula backhands it from a tough angle along the goal line to the left of the cage. Nice shot by Filppula. Detroit just earning goals through hard work. Holmstrom and Hossa get assists. Red Wings 2-1.
8:53: Osgood holds out the puck after a mad scramble in his crease. Once again, NBC doesn't offer a replay. "Ozzz-EEEEE! Ozzzz-EEEE!!"
7:50: A puck slides out to Letang at the right point. He moves in with it, hesitates then shoots. It appears to be deflected high. Letang need to release that sooner.
7:13: NBC SHOWED A REPLAY!!!! Cooke dropped Zetterberg with a hit in the corner.
6:43: Cleary works his way up the left wing. Gill hounds him the whole way up the ice. Cleary shoots but Gill appears to district him enough to send the shot wide.
5:46: Malkin swats a shot from the right wing. Talbot is in front but the puck gets deflected wide.
5:09: Malkin gets popped by Justin Abdelkader inside the Detroit blue line. Malkin stands him up and Abdelkader appears to break his stick.
4:48: We didn't really get a good look at this when it initally happened, but Crosby dished a feed from behind the Detroit net to Guerin to the left of it. Guerin snaps off a shot to the far side that hits the post.
4:41: Crosby zips a pass from the left wing into the slot for Guerin who appears to put it wide. Osgood might've gotten a piece of the pass and disrupted the shot.
4:05: Kennedy works the puck around the boards, moves into the right faceoff circle and whips a rising wrister. Osgood traps it against his chest and makes the save.
3:45: Helm coasts up the left wing and tosses a wrister on net. Fleury eats it up.
2:15: Staal tries to chase a puck into the offensive zone but is held up by Kronwall. No call. Staal then trips up Kronwall. No call.
1:07: Brian Rafalski fires a slapper from the right point that Fleury knocks down despite a screen.
0:43: Cleary moves down the right wing and and pushes a puck into the crease. It comeso out into the slot where a Detroit player jumps on it. His shot is deflected by a Pittsburgh stick.
0:23: Fleury just robbed someone on a nice feed in the left faceoff circle. Fleury just punched his blocker up in the air to knock it away. He might've gotten awa
0:09: Filppula cranks a slapper from the left wing that well over the cage.
0:02: Off another faceoff win by Detroit, Lidstrom launches a slapper from the left point that Fleury directs away with his blocker.
0:00: End of period. Red Wings 2, Penguins 1.
-Detroit dominated that period for the most part. Other than a few chances by the Penguins, Detroit dominated that period.
-The Penguins look like they're back on their heels way too much and they're just allowing Detroit to control the flow of the game.
-A goal by Detroit might ice this game. They got a third goal lead early in the third period of Game 1 and just clamped down on the Penguins' offense and choked the life out of the game.
-The Red Wings are 10-0 in the playoffs when they lead after two periods.
-Detroit had a 23-20 lead in shots.
-Brooks Orpik of all people leads the game with four shots.
-Lidstrom, Cleary, Zetterberg and Hossa each lead Detroit with three.
-The Penguins actually have a 21-18 lead in faceoffs (54 percent).
-Crosby is 9 for 12 (69 percent).
-Abdelkader is 4 for 6 (67 percent).
-Rafalski leads the game with 15:53 of ice time.
-Eaton leads the penguins with 13:59.
-Letang is right behind him with 13:57.
-Gill, Scuderi and Orpik each lead the game with two blocked shots.