0 – Goals by Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin
in five games of the Stanley Cup Final. Malkin finally hit the
scoresheet when he earned an assist on the winning goal, but hasn’t put
the puck in the net since Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals
against Philadelphia. He didn’t have a shot on goal in Game 5 until
1 – Bench minors in the Stanley Cup Final. The
bench penalty for too many men assessed to Pittsburgh at 4:15 of the
first period was the first to either team in this series.
1 – Sixth-attacker goals by the Penguins. Maxime Talbot’s
goal with 35 seconds left in regulation was the first by the Penguins
this season. The Red Wings had allowed only one – a power-play goal to
Edmonton on Feb. 26 in a game they wound up losing 4-3 in a shootout –
before Talbot got the Penguins even with 35 seconds left in regulation.
– Games in the playoffs in which the Red Wings have allowed the first
goal of the game at home. The only other time in 11 games at Joe Louis
Arena in which the opposition scored first was Game 5 of the Western
Conference Finals, when Dallas got the game’s first goal and won 2-1.
3 – Goals by Pittsburgh forward Adam Hall
in the playoffs, one more than he scored in his 46 regular-season
games. Two of Hall’s goals have come in the Stanley Cup Final after he
scored just once (into an empty net) in the first three rounds.
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3 – Power-play goals allowed by the Red Wings at home in the playoffs. Petr Sykora’s
game-winner midway through the third overtime was the first power-play
goal allowed by the Wings at Joe Louis Arena since Dallas scored in
Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
4 – Goals scored by the Penguins in Game 5, the most allowed by the Wings since Game 3 of the opening round against Nashville.
10 – Blocked shots by Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, just two fewer than the entire Red Wings team total.
– Games since a Stanley Cup Final contest had gone into overtime. The
last one was Game 5 in 2006, when Edmonton beat Carolina 4-3 at
Raleigh, preventing the Hurricanes from wrapping up the Cup.
– Goals allowed by Detroit in the first period of its 21 playoff games.
Six (two apiece) have come in losses to Nashville, Dallas and
Pittsburgh. The Wings have scored 25 first-period goals.
– Games since the Red Wings trailed 2-0. Nashville led 2-0 after the
first period and 3-0 early in the second period of Game 4 in the
opening round, a game the Predators won 3-2.
19 – Times
the Red Wings have outshot their opponents in the playoffs, including
all five games in the Final. The Wings are 14-5 in those games; they
are 0-1 when being outshot and 1-0 when the shots are even.
20 – Faceoffs won by Detroit’s Kris Draper, who lost only seven. Overall, the Red Wings won 47 of the game’s 89 faceoffs.
26 – Points by Sidney Crosby
in the playoffs, the most of any player. Crosby has four points in his
first Stanley Cup Final, matching Wayne Gretzky’s output in his first
Cup Final, 25 years ago.
32 – Overtime losses at home by
Detroit, in 51 games. Overall, the Wings are 37-47 in playoff overtime
games, including 1-1 this year (both at home).
44 – Hits credited to the Red Wings, compared with 25 for Pittsburgh. Rookie Darren Helm led the way with six. Orpik led Pittsburgh with five.
50:46 – Time on ice for Pittsburgh defenseman Rob Scuderi, the most on either team. Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom led the Wings with 46:24. Seven players – four Penguins and three Red Wings – played more than 40 minutes.
– Shots on goal by the Red Wings, the most they’ve had in the playoffs
this year and the most against the Penguins during the postseason.
130 – Shots at
goal by the Red Wings, compared with 60 for the Penguins. Detroit had
58 on goal and missed the net on 41 others, while 31 were blocked. The
Penguins nearly blocked more of Detroit’s shots than they managed shots
on goal (32).