Man, 3 OT's and finally Sykora (of all people, as I've been bitching up a storm about him alongside Malkin) got the goal.
The Penguins have to take it one game at a time, that's something being spoken here like a mantra... Back home, one more to make it a new series. Nothing more, nothing less...
As hockey goes, this game was attrocious though... And all my bitching about officials shouldn't be confused that Detroit is, without doubt, a fantastic team and far superior to all 3 Eastern opponents we faced. Those teams put up no fight while Detroit is clearly dominant most of the time against us.
They put sticks int he right places, they bat down passes out of the air, they are fast onto every loose puck... They're still getting away with an assload of penalties every game, far lopsided against us IMO, but they're also a dominant team... It doesn't help that half our guys just seem out of it too (Malkin, Sykora, Gonchar at times, Ruutu, etc.).
I'd add too that the game's pace picked up in the OT ironically and was a bit better. Much more entertaining to watch. I muted the TV though as I cannot stand hearing one more time how good they are and how bad we are by comparison.
Oh and another Edit here... It's ironic that the game is on NBC, which NBC has THE worst sports coverage for hockey in Pittsburgh. They're easily the worst news outlet locally to cover hockey, yet they cover the Stanley Cup Finals... It's painful to watch sometimes because the head of the NBC sports group here only ever pays attention at this time and now he's acting like he's king hockey. **** that guy in the ear with a jackhammer.