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Thursday, 05.29.2008 / 12:18 AM / 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood's shutout streak ended at 169:56, which was 18:39 short of the Stanley Cup Final record, set in 1945 by Toronto's Frank McCool.
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PITTSBURGH -- A few of the pertinent numbers from Pittsburgh's 3-2 victory over Detroit in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night.

0 -- Goals in the Playoffs by Pittsburgh forward Tyler Kennedy. He's the only forward on either team to play 10 or more games without scoring at least once.

1 -- Power-play goals by the Penguins in the series. Sidney Crosby's second-period goal was Pittsburgh's first in 11 opportunities with the man-advantage.

2 -- Goals in this year's Playoffs by Adam Hall, who hadn't scored since getting an empty-netter in Game 2 of the second round before banking in what proved to be the game-winner early in the third period.

3 -- Goals in the Final by Detroit's Mikael Samuelsson, one more than he managed in the first three rounds of the Playoffs.

4 -- Hits in a 14-second span by Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, who finished the game with five.

5 -- Playoff games between goals for Crosby, who scored Pittsburgh's first two goals in Game 3.

6 -- Shots on goal by Detroit's Johan Franzen, the most by any player on either team. He scored Detroit's first goal, giving him a Playoff-high 13.

7 -- Shots attempted by Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg and blocked by Pittsburgh's defense. Zetterberg also missed the net on two shots; only three of his 12 attempts reached the goal.

8 -- Power-play goals allowed by Detroit in its nine road playoff games this year. Crosby's power-play goal at 2:34 of the second period was the first allowed by Detroit on the road since the third period of Game 4 against Dallas in the Western Conference Finals.

9 -- Wins by the Penguins at Mellon Arena in the Playoffs. They have yet to lose a postseason game at home this year. Overall, they've won 17 consecutive games in Pittsburgh since a 2-1 shootout loss to San Jose on Feb. 24.

10 -- Games in this year's Playoffs in which the Penguins have led after two periods. They are 10-0 in those games.

11 -- Times the Penguins have scored first in this year's Playoffs. They've won all 11 games.

14 -- Shot attempts by Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, the most by anyone on either team. He got only four of them through to the net. Five were blocked, while five others missed the net.

17 -- Times the Red Wings have out-shot their opponents in the Playoffs, including all three games against Pittsburgh. Their Game 3 loss marked only the third time the Wings have lost in this year's postseason when outshooting the opposition.

19 -- Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury's personal winning streak at Mellon Arena. He hasn't been beaten at home since a 2-1 loss to New Jersey on Nov. 21.

22 -- Career postseason games for Crosby, who had the first multi-goal performance in the Playoffs. He scored on his first two shots on goal in Game 3. He came into the game with seven career Playoff goals.

26 -- Shots blocked by the Penguins, two more than they had on Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood. Ryan Whitney led Pittsburgh with five blocks; Sergei Gonchar, Rob Scuderi and Brooks Orpik each had four. In all, the Pens' six defensemen had 22 of the 26 blocks.

26:15 -- Ice time by Pittsburgh defenseman Sergei Gonchar, the most by any player for the third consecutive game. Nicklas Lidstrom led Detroit with 25:34, the third consecutive time he's led the Wings. Henrik Zetterberg was second on the Wings with 24:40, the most by any forward in any game in this series.

81 -- Shots at goal by the Red Wings, compared with just 52 for the Penguins. Detroit's problem was that just 34 of those shots made it to the net; 26 were blocked and 21 missed the target.

99 -- Game 3s in Red Wings history. Detroit fell to 51-48 all-time in Game 3s and has lost seven of the last 11.

153:22 -- Time between goals by the Penguins, including shutout losses in the first two games against Detroit. Crosby's goal at 17:25 of the first period was Pittsburgh's first since Pascal Dupuis scored 4:03 into the third period of the Penguins' 6-0 victory over Philadelphia in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

169:56 -- Shutout streak in Stanley Cup Final play by Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood. Crosby's goal at 17:25 of the first period was the first in a Final game against Osgood since Washington's Joe Juneau scored at 7:49 of the second period of Game 4 in 1998, a 4-1 Detroit victory. The record for the longest shutout streak in the Final is 188:35 by Toronto's Frank McCool in 1945, when he started the series with three shutouts.



 

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