Red Wings Lead Series 3-1
We could know our next opponent tonight.
The Red Wings are at home with a chance to clinch the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl tonight.
Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales Trophy is back in the 'Burgh.
Found on Empty Netters
In the first two rounds the Penguins didn't put their opponents away when they had the chance.
Tonight the Prince of Wales was in the building.
A second consecutive trip to the Stanely Cup Finals was on the line.
They weren't making any mistakes this time.
Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins meant business.
It's time to dance with Lord Stanley once again.
Penguins Lead Series 3-0
7:30PM/ET - RBC Center
For the past two days all everyone has talked about was facing the Detroit Red Wings in the Finals.
The problem is, we're not in the Finals yet.
The Carolina Hurricanes are determined to avoid a sweep on home ice.
They have nothing left to lose.
They will be going all out.
The Penguins need to do the same.
The Pens had a chance to close out the Philadelphia series in game five.
They had a chance to close out the Capitals series in game six.
Tonight they have a chance to close out this series in four.
Everybody with any sort of connection to the Penguins organization wants this series over tonight.
The Pens have outscored the Hurricanes 16-10 this series.
They'll need to outscore them once more tonight.
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Bing stick-handling against who is said to be Austin Lemieux:
Only way this video gets better is if Mario stepped in, stick-handled around Bing,
and then shot a puck and killed the person taping this.
And do yourself a favor.
If you haven't seen this photo album, check it out.
After the jump, not a whole lot.
We're not gonna regurgitate AP articles.
And our opinions on crap are just whatev.
Pens are a win away from the SCF.
Doesn't feel like it, does it?
Happy Memorial Day.
Thanks to NHL scheduling, there isn't much going on today.
Reportedly, the Avalanche really want Patrick Roy back in their organization.
Evgeni Malkin is at the top of NHL.com's "Hot List."
If both series are over by Wednesday night, the NHL may move the starting date for the Finals up to May 30th.
They still insist on playing games one and two on back-to-back nights however.
Marian Hossa doesn't want to publicly speculate about facing the Penguins in the Finals until both teams actually qualify.
"I'm focused on this," Hossa said, motioning to his teammates Saturday after practice. "This is why I picked Detroit, to go all the way to the final. We're more than halfway there, but we've still got work to do."
Could he at least imagine what it would be like if the Red Wings and Penguins met again?
"That would definitely be really interesting," he said, allowing a small smile. "It's still in the future, but it could happen."
These two-day breaks are mud.
Odds are the players love it, though.
Plus they get to take in the sights around Carolina.
When we think of some, we'll make another post.
After the jump on this Memorial Day edition:
-- A detailed account of RBC Center security...
-- Some more tailgating pics...
-- And a heartwarming story from the banks of the Clarion River...