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Pens, Red Wings to face off in Game 7 Friday

Wednesday, 06.10.2009 / 11:00 AM / 2009 Stanley Cup Final: Detroit vs. Pittsburgh

By NHL.com Staff


NEW YORK (June 10, 2009)
-- The Rematch is going the distance. The 2008-09 Stanley Cup champion will be crowned Friday when the Detroit Red Wings host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at Joe Louis Arena (8 p.m., ET, NBC, CBC, RDS). The Penguins avoided their fate of 2008, when the Red Wings captured the Stanley Cup on Pittsburgh ice in Game 6, by posting a 2-1 victory Tuesday at Mellon Arena.

The Red Wings seek the 12th Stanley Cup in franchise history and their fifth championship since 1997. They would be the first repeat champion since they captured consecutive titles in 1997 and 1998.

The Penguins are seeking their third Stanley Cup and first since 1992. A victory would mark just the third time in NHL history a road club captured Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

A total of 14 Stanley Cup Final series have been decided in a Game 7, with the home club posting a 12-2 record (.857). Overall, 128 playoff series have gone to seven games since the NHL introduced the best-of-seven format in 1939. The home team has won 80 (.625).

Several Red Wings and Penguins have previous experience in a Stanley Cup Final Game 7. Penguins forward Ruslan Fedotenko was the hero for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004, tallying both goals in a 2-1 victory over Calgary. Penguins forward Craig Adams was in the Carolina Hurricanes' lineup for their 3-1 win over Edmonton in 2006. Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was the bench boss for the Anaheim Ducks in 2003 when they dropped a 3-0 decision to the New Jersey Devils. Among the players dressing for Babcock that night were Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma and Penguins forward Petr Sykora. They faced then-Devils and current Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski.


| Game 7 Stats - Wings | Game 7 Stats - Pens | History of Stanley Cup Won on OT Goal |

All-Time Results, Stanley Cup Final Game 7

Year Result Notes
1942 Detroit 1 at Toronto 3 Three goals in third period overcame 1-0 deficit
1945 Toronto 2 at Detroit 1 Babe Pratt's power-play goal in third period broke 1-1 tie
1950 NY Rangers 3 at Detroit 4 (2OT) First Game 7 in Final decided in overtime
1954 Montreal 1 at Detroit 2 (OT) Most recent Game 7 in Final decided in overtime
1955 Montreal 1 at Detroit 3 Alex Delvecchio scored two; Gordie Howe added the other
1964 Detroit 0 at Toronto 4 Leafs' third straight Cup win; Johnny Bower recorded shutout
1965 Chicago 0 at Montreal 4 All goals in first period; Gump Worsley recorded the shutout
1971 Montreal 3 at Chicago 2 Henri Richard scored game-winner in third period
1987 Philadelphia 1 at Edmonton 3 Oilers tallied one goal in each period to overcome early deficit
1994 Vancouver 2 at NY Rangers 3 Mark Messier scored game-winner in second period
2001 New Jersey 1 at Colorado 3 Alex Tanguay had three points; Ray Bourque gets first Cup
2003 Anaheim 0 at New Jersey 3 Home clubs won all Final games for the first time since 1965
2004 Calgary 1 at Tampa Bay 2 Ruslan Fedotenko scored both Tampa Bay goals
2006 Edmonton 1 at Carolina 3 Frantisek Kaberle scored the game-winner in second period

Game 7 Statistics for the Detroit Red Wings


Detroit GP W-L G A Pts.
Justin Abdelkader 1 1-0 0 0 0
Chris Chelios 5 4-1 0 0 0
Dan Cleary 1 1-0 1 0 1
Pavel Datsyuk 2 2-0 1 1 2
Kris Draper 4 3-1 1 0 1
Jonathan Ericsson 1 1-0 0 0 0
Valtteri Filppula 1 1-0 0 1 1
Johan Franzen 1 1-0 0 1 1
Darren Helm 1 1-0 1 0 1
Tomas Holmstrom 2 2-0 2 0 2
Marian Hossa 4 1-3 0 3 3
Jiri Hudler 1 1-0 1 0 1
Niklas Kronwall 1 1-0 0 0 0
Brett Lebda 1 1-0 0 0 0
Nicklas Lidstrom 6 4-2 0 3 3
Andreas Lilja 1 0-1 0 0 0
Kirk Maltby 1 1-0 0 0 0
Brian Rafalski 6 5-1 0 0 0
Mikael Samuelsson 1 1-0 1 0 1
Brad Stuart 3 2-1 0 0 0
Henrik Zetterberg 1 1-0 0 2 2

Detroit Goaltenders
  GP Mins W-L GAA SO Sv%
Chris Osgood 5 319 2-3 2.44 1 .903
Ty Conklin - - - - - -

Chris Osgood
Date Score Dec. Shots
5/14/09 ANA 3 at DET 4 Win 27
4/22/03 STL 1 at VAN 4 Loss 32
4/30/02 NYI 2 at TOR 4 Loss 29
5/16/96 STL 0 at DET 1 (2OT) Win 29
4/30/94 S.J. 3 at DET 2 Loss 17

Detroit Head Coach
Mike Babcock (1-1)
Date Score Dec.
5/14/09 ANA 3 at DET 4 Win
6/9/03 ANA 0 at N.J. 3 Loss

Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 (12-7)
5/14/09, Western Conference SF vs. Anaheim (ANA 3 at DET 4)
5/31/02, Western Conference Final vs. Colorado (COL 0 at DET 7)
5/16/96, Western Conference SF vs. St. Louis (STL 0 at DET 1, OT)
4/30/94, Western Conference SF vs. San Jose (S.J. 3 at DET 2)
5/1/93, Norris Division SF vs. Toronto (TOR 4 at DET 3, OT)
4/30/92, Norris Division SF vs. Minnesota (MIN 2 at DET 5)
4/16/91, Norris Division SF vs. St. Louis (DET 2 at STL 3)
5/3/87, Norris Division Final vs. Toronto (TOR 0 at DET 3)
4/15/65, Semifinal vs. Chicago (CHI 4 at DET 2)
4/25/64, Stanley Cup Final vs. Toronto (DET 0 at TOR 4)
4/9/64, Semifinal vs. Chicago (DET 4 at CHI 2)
4/14/55, Stanley Cup Final vs. Montreal (MTL 1 at DET 3)
4/16/54, Stanley Cup Final vs. Montreal (MTL 1 at DET 2, OT)
4/23/50, Stanley Cup Final vs. NY Rangers (NYR 3 at DET 4, OT)
4/9/50, Semifinal vs. Toronto (TOR 0 at DET 1, OT)
4/5/49, Semifinal vs. Montreal (MTL 1 at DET 3)
4/22/45, Stanley Cup Final vs. Toronto (TOR 2 at DET 1)
4/3/45, Semifinal vs. Boston (BOS 3 at DET 5)
4/18/42, Stanley Cup Final vs. Toronto (DET 1 at TOR 3)

Game 7 Statistics for the Pittsburgh Penguins


Pittsburgh GP W-L G A Pts.
Craig Adams 3 3-0 1 0 1
Philippe Boucher 4 1-3 1 0 1
Matt Cooke 5 2-3 2 0 2
Sidney Crosby 1 1-0 2 1 3
Pascal Dupuis 2 2-0 3 0 3
Mark Eaton 1 1-0 0 0 0
Ruslan Fedotenko 3 3-0 3 1 4
Hal Gill 2 1-1 0 0 0
Sergei Gonchar 3 1-2 0 1 1
Bill Guerin 5 3-2 3 0 3
Tyler Kennedy 1 1-0 0 0 0
Chris Kunitz 2 2-0 0 0 0
Kris Letang 1 1-0 1 0 1
Evgeni Malkin 1 1-0 0 2 2
Brooks Orpik 1 1-0 0 1 1
Miroslav Satan 2 1-1 0 2 2
Rob Scuderi 1 1-0 0 0 0
Jordan Staal 1 1-0 1 0 1
Petr Sykora 5 2-3 1 3 4
Maxime Talbot 1 1-0 0 0 0

Pittsburgh Goaltenders
  GP Mins W-L GAA SO Sv%
Marc-Andre Fleury 1 60 1-0 2.00 0 .905
Mathieu Garon - - - - - -

Marc-Andre Fleury
Date Score Dec. Shots
5/13/09 PIT 6 at WSH 2 Win 21

Pittsburgh Head Coach
Dan Bylsma (1-0)
Date Score Dec.
5/13/09 PIT 6 at WSH 2 Win

Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 (6-4)
5/13/09, Eastern Conference SF vs. Washington (PIT 6 at WSH 2)
5/10/01, Eastern Conference SF vs. Buffalo (PIT 3 at BUF 2, OT)
5/4/99, Eastern Conference QF vs. New Jersey (PIT 4 at N.J. 2)
6/1/96, Eastern Conference Final vs. Florida (FLA 3 at PIT 1)
5/18/95, Eastern Conference QF vs. Washington (WSH 0 at PIT 3)
5/14/93, Patrick Division Final vs. NY Islanders (NYI 4 at PIT 3, OT)
5/1/92, Patrick Division SF vs. Washington (PIT 3 at WSH 1)
4/15/91, Patrick Division SF vs. New Jersey (N.J. 0 at PIT 4)
4/29/89, Patrick Division Final vs. Philadelphia (PHI 4 at PIT 1)
4/26/75, Quarterfinal vs. NY Islanders (NYI 1 at PIT 0)

History of Stanley Cup Won on Overtime Goal

The Stanley Cup-winning goal has been scored in overtime on 15 occasions, twice in Game 7. The last time Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final went to overtime was 1954.

Year OT Goal-Scorer Club Game Result OT
1933 Bill Cook NY Rangers 4 NY Rangers 1 at Toronto 0 7:33
1934 Mush March Chicago 4 Detroit 0 at Chicago 1 30:05
1940 Bryan Hextall NY Rangers 6 NY Rangers 3 at Toronto 2 2:07
1944 Toe Blake Montreal 4 Chicago 4 at Montreal 5 9:12
1950 Pete Babando Detroit 7 NY Rangers 3 at Detroit 4 28:31
1951 Bill Barilko Toronto 5 Montreal 2 at Toronto 3 2:53
1953 Elmer Lach Montreal 5 Boston 0 at Montreal 1 1:22
1954 Tony Leswick Detroit 7 Montreal 1 at Detroit 2 4:29
1966 Henri Richard Montreal 6 Montreal 3 at Detroit 2 2:20
1970 Bobby Orr Boston 4 St. Louis 3 at Boston 4 0:40
1977 Jacques Lemaire Montreal 4 Montreal 2 at Boston 1 4:32
1980 Bob Nystrom NY Islanders 6 Philadelphia 4 at NY Islanders 5 7:11
1996 Uwe Krupp Colorado 4 Colorado 1 at Florida 0 44:31
1999 Brett Hull Dallas 6 Dallas 2 at Buffalo 1 54:51
2000 Jason Arnott New Jersey 6 New Jersey 2 at Dallas 1 28:20


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