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Raising the Cup presents: Game 6 2008 Stanley Cup Final

Monday, 08.22.2011 / 12:01 AM / NHL Network

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Raising the Cup presents: Game 6 2008 Stanley Cup Final
Every weekday, NHL Network will roll out another Cup clincher to stave off your hockey hunger. Watch your heroes of yesterday win it all again, all summer long.
NHL Network is going to raise the Cup all summer long.

Every day at noon, we'll roll out another Cup clincher to stave off your hockey hunger. Watch your heroes of yesterday win it all ... again.

Fans can tune in at 12 p.m. ET every weekday for a different game -- and different champion. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com (U.S.).


The 2008 Stanley Cup Final was a tale of two cities. The Pittsburgh Penguins, after drafting star centers Evgeni Malkin in 2004 and Sidney Crosby in 2005, were back in the Cup Final for the first time since the franchise won back-to-back championships in 1991 and 1992. On the other hand, the tradition-rich Detroit Red Wings came into the series with 10 Stanley Cup championships and were looking for more with home-ice advantage in hand.

The Penguins rallied in the final minute to send Game 5 into OT, then won in the third extra period to disappoint the packed house at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit and send the series back to Mellon Arena for Game 6. But the Wings took control early: Brian Rafalski scored just over five minutes into the opening period, and Valtteri Filppula added another in the second to give the Red Wings a 2-0 advantage. But Pittsburgh showcased its resilience with a timely power-play goal by Malkin to invigorate the home crowd and give the Pens a fighting chance.

Eventual Conn Smythe winner Henrik Zetterberg scored 7:36 into the final period to give the Wings a two-goal lead. But one last-ditch effort was in store for Pittsburgh, as Marian Hossa scored with just under 90 seconds to go in the game. Then, with the white-clad Mellon Arena crowd in full force, the responsibility fell on the shoulders of veteran goaltender Chris Osgood, and he came through one last time.

Osgood stopped 20 of 22 shots on the night and made a frantic final stand in the closing seconds of Game 6 to lead the Red Wings to a 3-2 victory and the 11th Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

DATE recap GAME
Mon, Jul 18 1982 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks
Tue, Jul 19 1983 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Wed, Jul 20 1984 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Thu, Jul 21 1985 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Fri, Jul 22 1986 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Mon, Jul 25 1987 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Tue, Jul 26 1988 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Wed, Jul 27 1989 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Thu, Jul 28 1990 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Fri, Jul 29 1991 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Minnesota North Stars vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon, Aug 1 1992 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue, Aug 2 1993 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings
Wed, Aug 3 1994 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks
Thu, Aug 4 1995 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils
Fri, Aug 5 1996 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Colorado Avalanche vs. Florida Panthers
Mon, Aug 8 1997 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Tue, Aug 9 1998 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals
Wed, Aug 10 1999 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Buffalo Sabres vs. Dallas Stars
Thu, Aug 11 2000 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Dallas Stars vs. New Jersey Devils
Fri, Aug 12 2001 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Colorado Avalanche vs. New Jersey Devils
Mon, Aug 15 2002 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Tue, Aug 16 2003 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim vs. New Jersey Devils
Wed, Aug 17 2004 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Calgary Flames vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Thu, Aug 18 2006 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers
Fri, Aug 19 2007 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators
Mon, Aug 22 2008 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue, Aug 23 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Wed, Aug 24 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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