Hockeytown Cafe, fans were electrified. The Detroit Red Wings
had just won their 11th Stanley Cup after defeating the Pittsburgh
Penguins by a score of 3-2 in game six of the finals on Wednesday
evening. Woodward Avenue was full of people who were celebrating
in the street. The Red Wings will host a victory parade and
celebration on Friday beginning at 11 a.m.
Red Wings took an early lead in game six when Brian Rafalski
scored at 5:03 in. It was a power play goal that was assisted
by Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk. In the second period,
Valtteri Filppula made it 2-0 for the Wings when he scored
at 8:07. It was a backhand shot that was assisted by Mikael
Samuelsson and Niklas Kronwall.
Penguins fired back with a goal by Evgeni Malkin at 15:26
in the second period. His goal was on a power play and was
a slap shot that was assisted by Sidney Crosby and Marian
the third period, the Wings scored again to make it 3-1. Henrik
Zetterberg had the goal at 7:36 and was assisted by Pavel
Datsyk and Niklas Kronwall. The Penguins came back to score
once again at 18:33 on a power play. Marian Hossa scored the
goal which was a slap shot. It was assisted by Sergei Gonchar
and Evgeni Malkin.
Red Wings made 30 shots in game six while the Penguins made
only 22 shots. The game lasted three periods. Zetterberg scored
the game-winning goal for the Red Wings.
is the 11th Stanley Cup win for the Detroit Red Wings. They
are ranked third in terms of of most Stanley Cup wins, behind
Montreal with 24 and Toronto with 13. The Red Wings have made
23 playoff appearances since the beginning of the franchise.
That is second overall, just behind Montreal with 23 Stanley
Red Wings finished all four post-game series in the 2007-08
season on the road. The team beat the Penguins in Pittsburgh,
Stars in Dallas, Avalanche in Colorado and Predators in Nashville.
Another interesting fact is that the Red Wings had at least
30 shots in each game of the finals.
Red Wings players, coaches and staff will participate in a
parade to celebrate the 2008 Stanley Cup Championship on Friday,
June 6, 2008, starting at 11:00 a.m. The parade will end with
a celebration rally at Hart Plaza. The parade route and additional
details will be announced on June 5.