Game 2: Instant analysis 

May, 26, 2008
05/26/08
11:40
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• The Wings did a brilliant job of limiting the Penguins' attack in Game 2. Detroit held Pittsburgh without a shot in the first 12 minutes of the game. For those scoring at home (and even if you were just watching the game), the Pens managed just eight shots in a 52-minute span from the beginning of the second period in Game 1 through the eight-minute mark of the first period in Game 2. The Penguins didn't get an even-strength shot until the second period. The problem is simple -- Detroit manages to outnumber you just about everywhere on the ice. On the rare occasion when you do get numbers in your favor, you're looking over your shoulder expecting to see a red sweater. Late in the second period, Jordan Staal had a golden opportunity in the slot, but he hurried and missed the net. The Wings seem to be there even when they're not. It must be very frustrating to play against.

• Detroit stopper Chris Osgood did a masterful job handling the puck below the dots, helping defuse the Pens' forechecking game. The 35-year-old keeper played the puck with a calm that made you think he was working in a scrimmage. He was particularly good at working the caroms off the lively backboards at The Joe. Ozzie's puck handling might not get a lot of attention, but it made a big difference in the game.


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