Pens Sweep Aside Carolina

4-1 was the final in Game 4 as the Pittsburgh Penguins once again lay claim to the Prince of Wales Trophy as Eastern Conference Champions.  Good to see Crosby and his assistant captains actually hold the trophy this year; I understand the hockey tradition that says this is not the trophy you want, but its a necessary step and an accomplishment nonetheless.  The story tonight was not Crosby and Malkin, who had but two assists (one on the empty-netter) between them, but on role guys and on Fleury who had easily his best night of the series in goal.

So now the Pens sit back and see who they play in the Finals.  My hunch is its just a 24 hour wait until the Detroit Red Wings are officially minted Western Conference champs again, thus creating a rematch of last year’s Final.  If the Wings win Wednesday night look for Game 1 to be this Saturday May 30th on NBC at Joe Louis Arena.  If the Blackhawks do extend things I don’t think the Finals will start until Friday June 5th hosted by the West champs.  The first 2 games are on NBC with Games 3 & 4 on Versus, with NBC resuming coverage of any and all “if necessary” contests.  Go Pens!

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One Response to “Pens Sweep Aside Carolina”

  1. educlaytion Says:

    The Penguins are a new kind of animal after last year. Will they do it this time? Will they face Detroit again? Can Crosby-Malkin be stopped? I love this game.

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