Total Pro Sports – Last summer Marian Hossa left the Pittsburgh Penguins to join the Detroit Red Wings in hopes of winning his first Stanley Cup. Last night his plan backfired as he was forced to watch his former team celebrate after a 2-1 game seven victory.
TPS was in attendance to catch the game at the Joe Louis Arena, and what a game it was. A tight battle throughout, Pittsburgh scored two goals in the second period, both of Maxime Talbot, and held on for a 2-1 victory. The Red Wings put some heat on the Pens late in the game, scoring with just over six minutes remaining to cut the lead in half, then hitting a post and forcing Marc-Andre Fleury to make his best save of the game with only a couple seconds left. Following the intense moment, it was Pittsburgh who would storm the ice, throwing their gloves and mobbing their goaltender.
As expected, Evgeni Malkin was rewarded with the Conn Smythe trophy was playoff MVP, and Sidney Crosby would hoist the Lord Stanley in front of the traveling Penguin fans in attendance to support their team.
As originally predicted by TPS, this series was a hard fought battle that resulted in a seventh game, eventually won by the Penguins. We hope you took our advice and bet on that.
Here are some pictures we got while at the game. Stay tuned over the next couple of days as we bring you some additional footage, which include the Penguins leaving on their bus with the cup, and some notable members of the hockey world we were fortunate to come across.