Tuesday, June 2, 2009

NHL Stanley Cup Final: Penguins Beat Red Wings 4-2, Trail 2-1

Sergei Gonchar scored a tie-breaking goal in the third period to help the Pittsburgh Penguins win the third game of the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Final.

The Detroit Red Wings lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 after losing 4-2 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh last night.

Maxime Talbot opened the scoring for the Penguins after 4:48 of the first period. Henrik Zetterberg tied it less than two minutes later and Johan Franzen put the Red Wings ahead in the 12th minute. Detroit held the lead for less than five minutes before Kris Letang made it 2-2.

After a scoreless second period, Gonchar put the Penguins ahead on a power play halfway through the final period and Talbot scored into an empty net with 57 seconds to play.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots for the Penguins, while Chris Osgood had 17 saves for the Red Wings.