2009 Stanley Cup final: Series tied.
Game four of the 2009 Stanley Cup final was disputed yesterday once again at the Mellon arena in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Penguins were once again in a must-win situation as they were trailing the Detroit Red Wings by 1-2 before yesterday's game.
The Penguins got some contribution from their top players as Evgeni Malkin scored the first goal for Pittsburgh while collecting an assist on Sidney Crosby's first goal of this final. Marc-Andre Fleury was also very efficient in net for the Penguins as he blocked 37 of the 39 shots he faced.
Things were a bit more complicated at the other end of the rink. Not only Chris Osgood was not as sharp as the other games but the whole defensive unit of the Red Wings looked very bad. Brian Rafalski for one had a horrible game while Nicklas Lidstrom was committing turnovers in his own end. Something we are not used to see from the Swede.
Pittsburgh capitalized on this opportunity and tied the series at two games a piece. This final is now reduced to a best of three with two games to be played in Detroit.
Final score: Pittsburgh Penguins 4 - Detroit Red Wings 2 (The series is tied 2-2.)
Game five of the series will be played tomorrow.
(Picture: Sidney Crosby, Canadian Press.)