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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Friday, June 12, 2009

From the notes

A couple of tidbits from today's press notes ...

-- Here are some individual stats in Game 7s (any round) ...
Tomas Holmstrom has 2 goals in 2 games and is 2-0.
Brian Rafalski is 5-1.
Kris Draper is 3-1 with 1 goal.
Kirk Maltby is 1-0. How hasn't he played in more?
Chris Osgood is 2-3 with a 2.44 GAA and .903 Sv%.
Ruslan Fedotenko is 3-0 with 3 goals and 1 assist. Get Lidstrom on this guy (jk).
Pascal Dupuis is 2-0 with 3 goals. Double-shift Lidstrom.
Marc-Andre Fleury is 1-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .905 Sv%.

-- Here's a bio on the 1971 champion Montreal Canadiens. They are the only Cup winner to do the following ...
Have a rookie head coach hired in mid-season (Al MacNeil).
Win two Game 7s on the road.
Win the Cup after dropping the first two games of the SCF on the road.
Win Game 7 of the SCF on the road after the home team won the first six games.

If the Penguins win tonight, they'll become the second team to do any of those four things in winning the Cup. This isn't to say the Marc-Andre Fleury is Ken Dryden ... no, no, no, no ... but the parallels are interesting.

-- The Wings are 11-1 at home in this post-season with the only loss being a triple-OT decision to Anaheim. Only the 2003 New Jersey Devils have won more home games in one post-season, going 12-1. The Wings would match that with a win tonight and match that the Devils won a Cup final in which all seven games were won the by home team. (The 1988 Edmonton Oilers went 11-0 at home and are tied with the Wings for home wins in a post-season.)

So obviously, this is not a game tonight between the 09 Red Wings and 09 Penguins. It's the 71 Habs and 03 Devils. Who knew.


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