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McKenzie: Penguins catch all the breaks in Game 3

Bob McKenzie
6/3/2009 12:22:55 AM
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Puck luck…them's the breaks…the hockey gods.

Call it what you will, the Pittsburgh Penguins were out shot 26-13 through the first 40 minutes of Game 3 but everything seemed to come up on the right side of the ledger.

In the first period, there were six Penguins on the ice for 20 seconds but they never got a too many men call. Also in the first, Red Wings defenceman Brian Rafalski took a shot on Marc-Andre Fleury and the puck skimmed over the crossbar - not under it. In the second period, Red Wings forward Mikael Samuelsson rang a shot off the post.

For all those posts that were hit in the first two games by the Penguins, in Game 3 it was the Red Wings.

But you make your own breaks and in the third period when the game was tied or the Penguins were leading, the Red Wings couldn't mount anything in the way of sustained offence. Pittsburgh out shot them 10-3 in the third period after getting dominated on the shot clock in the first 40 minutes.

So, full credit to the Penguins for the way they shut down the Red Wings. That doesn't happen very often.

Bob McKenzie

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