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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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Game 7 experience

From Wings stat guru Greg Innis, the Penguins actually have more experience in Stanley Cup final Game 7s than the Red Wings. Four of the players in Friday's game have been in this situation before and three of those are Penguins.

Among Red Wings, only Brian Rafalski has played in a SCF Game 7, doing so with New Jersey in 2001 and 2003.

For Pittsburgh, Craig Adams was with Carolina when they beat Edmonton in 2006; Ruslan Fedotenko helped Tampa Bay beat Calgary in 2004; and Petr Sykora was a teammate of Rafalski's in New Jersey in 2001 and was with Anaheim when the Ducks lost in 2003.

Also on that Ducks team of 2003 was Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma, who was a player six years ago, and Detroit coach Mike Babcock.

Detroit goalie Ty Conklin was a backup with Edmonton in 2006 when the Oilers lost to Adams' Hurricanes.


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