Chris Osgood made 22 saves for his second consecutive shutout as the Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 last night in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final in Detroit.
Osgood has been solid thus far in the final, stopping all 41 shots he has faced through the first two games to give Detroit a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Valtteri Filppula and Brad Stuart each had a goal and an assist while Tomas Holmstrom also lit the lamp for the Red Wings, who are looking for their fourth Stanley Cup in the past 11 years.
Marc-Andre Fleury was charged with all three goals on 34 shots for the Pens, who are in the final for the first time since winning the Cup in 1992.
The series moves back to Pittsburgh, where the Pens are 8-0 this playoff season, for Games 3 and 4 with Game 3 set for tomorrow at Mellon Arena.
The Red Wings grabbed a 1-0 lead just 6:55 into the game. Filppula rushed the puck into the Pittsburgh end and dished it over to the right side for Stuart. Filppula then charged the net and Stuart’s blast from the top of the right circle got through Filppula’s screen and past Fleury.
Detroit took a 2-0 advantage at the 11:18 mark when Henrik Zetterberg got a backhander on net that Fleury slowed down, but Holmstrom knocked the puck in just as it was about to cross the goalline.
The Wings grabbed a three-goal lead at the 8:48 mark of the third on a beautiful goal from Filppula, who skated down the wing, cut past Sergei Gonchar and as he was falling to the ice slid the puck past Fleury.