Hooray for the Pittsburgh Penguins who faced slim odds tonight as they played game 7 of the Stanley Cup in Detroit against the Red Wings and came away with a 2-1 victory. It has been since the early 1990’s when the Penguins won their last Stanley Cup. I got to see this final game whereas in the 1990’s I was in college and only followed the game scores on ESPN SportsCenter.
This year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs was a great followup to the Pittsburgh Steelers winning the Superbowl in February. I have to thank my wife, Diane, for enduring the hockey playoffs this year. She was a trooper, although she still doesn’t quite grasp the game, so it seems like enduring for her.
Yes, somewhere else on DaleStouffer.com it mentions that I’m a Pittsburgh fan. The only team in Pittsburgh that I really do not root for much is the Pitt – Pittsburgh Panthers. Sorry, my allegience is to Penn State for college football and to Syracuse for college basketball. As for Pittsburgh, winning the Stanley Cup and the Superbowl in the same year is unprecedented. Both teams peaked when they needed to, into the playoffs all the way through to the end. Congrats.
Anyone else out there a Pittsburgh fan who wants to chim in? I know there are, just that you may not know about my site yet, as it is still pretty new. Someone will read this and make a comment.
Malkin got the MVP, but I feel like Fleury was the unsung hero for the Penguins. He made some big stops when it counted most. In this game 7, it seemed like the puck was always in the Pittsburgh end and Fleury kept having to come up big with saves. Good for Marc! No offense Malkin, you deserved the MVP of the series.