• What a finish! Sidney Crosby's desperation backhand shot nearly eluded goalie Chris Osgood at the horn. Marian Hossa's last-second rebound attempt floated across the crease as the buzzer sounded. If the Penguins had tied it, the old retractable roof at Mellon Arena might have popped off. • Detroit coach Mike Babcock knows what's good for him. That's why he kept turning back to captain Nicklas Lidstrom in the first two periods. The smooth defender received 10:03 minutes of ice time in the opening stanza -- 6:29 were at even strength, 1:51 on the power play and 1:43 on the penalty kill. In the second period, he played another 8:20, bringing his two-period total to 18:23.
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