It bears noting that the pizza Petr Sykora scarfed down between overtimes for some quick energy before scoring the game-winner for the Pittsburgh Penguins came from Dominos and not Little Caesars, the chain owned by Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch.
Of course, that's about as close as it gets to controversial in a Stanley Cup final where the teams are captained by Sidney Crosby and Nicklas Lidström.
The Penguins had 32 shots on goal in a 5 1/2-period game -- shades of pre-lockout hockey -- and they won. Is this Stanley Cup final really going to a Game 6? Never before have two uneven teams been so close to being all even.
(Excuse the ambivalence... it really looked the season was going to be over, and now there will be one more game of Detroit and Pittsburgh trading trapping schemes, all while everyone tries to pretend that the league is doing boffo ratings on NBC and that about eight U.S.-based teams aren't flirting with fiduciary catastrophe. God, wouldn't have it been nice for Gary Bettman, Mr. Shootout, to get booed presenting the Stanley Cup after a game that dragged on through multiple overtimes in part since unpenalized hooking and holding seems to have made a comeback.)
Wings fogged in, this time literally
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