Penguins Stanley Cup Champions
The Penguins give Pittsburgh their second championship of the year, ousting the hated Red Wings 2-1 in Game 7 in Detroit. It's a game that had the same kind of tenor as the Miracle on Ice in 1980, as the Red Wings simply missed chance after chance in situations in which you normally see them take advantage. The team that looked like should have won simply didn't.
I was definitely rooting for the Penguins in this game, but I'm a sucker for home crowds and had a sick need for Detroit to make something happen. This is why it would have been great had this game been in Pittsburgh. Home crowd going nuts. It doesn't get better.
Marian Hossa: How bad do you have to feel right now, losing with Pittsburgh last year and now losing TO Pittsburgh?
Always enjoy seeing a team that loses the championship winning the championship the next year against the same team.