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Published:June 5th, 2008 14:55 EST
Detroit Red Wings: 2008 Stanley Cup Champions

Detroit Red Wings: 2008 Stanley Cup Champions

By Garrett Godwin

Though the Tigers are being tamed and the Pistons are shooting short of the NBA Finals, the Red Wings made the Motor City, known as Detroit, not only Hockeytown once more, but also Sportstown.  For the fourth time in eleven years, they brought home the Stanley Cup, as they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 with the score of 3-2.

It was almost going to be like it was on Monday back at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, with the Penguins tying it up at the last minute -- or, in this case, the last second.  Pittsburgh evened it up on Game 5 with 3-3 that went straight to triple overtime that seemed like it would take all night.  It seemes like the Wings were going to close it and win at home.  However, the Penguins weren`t going down without a fight, and they won 4-3. 

Now, last night, with the people of both cities watching whether there`d be a Game 7 or not, the Wings came to Pittsburgh with one goal in mind: bringing Stanley back home to Detroit.  With less than a minute on the clock, it was all or nothing for Pittsburgh, as they had one last chance to win and stay in the game.  In the final seconds, the Penguins were close, but not close enough, as Detroit proved that they still have Wings to fly.

Henrik Zetterberg won the Conn Smythe Trophy as has been named playoff MVP, and this has been the first for Nikolas Lindstrom to win the Cup as a team captain from Europe.  Lindstrom was with the Wings when they won the other three, back-to-back with then-captain Steve Yzerman in 1997 and 1998, and again 2002.

The celebration parade will be held this Friday morning at 11:00 in downtown Detroit.

Go Wings!