Stanley Cup final: Detroit wins game 1.
The Stanley Cup final began yesterday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Pittsburgh Penguins were the visitors while the Detroit Red Wings benefited of the home ice advantage.
Game one prooved that the ''old'' Red Wings were able to contain the young Penguins. The collective play of the Wings was superior during this game as they allowed only a few scoring chances to the Penguins.
After a disallowed goal during the first period, the Red Wings opened the score during the second period. Mikael Samuelsson scored his third goal of the playoffs when he went around the net and banked the puck off Marc-André Fleury's left skate. Samuelsson doubled the Wings lead during the third period on a turnover committed by Evgeni Malkin.
Dan Cleary scored the third goal for the Wings on a race for a loose puck then Henrik Zetterberg completed the score during the final minute of the game on a power play.
Final score: Detroit Red Wings 4 - Pittsburgh Penguins 0 (Detroit leads the series by 1-0)
(Picture: The Detroit Red Wings, Canadian Press.)