Crosby Scores 2 Lifts Penguins To 3-2 Win

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with teammates after Marian Hossa, right, of Slovakia scored the first goal of the game against the New York Rangers in the first period during Game 3 of an NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series, Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins found their offense right where they left it -- home in the Igloo.

Crosby scored Pittsburgh's first two goals of the Stanley Cup finals, beating previously perfect goalie Chris Osgood, and the Penguins made this a series with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

The Red Wings still lead 2-1 after two shutout wins at home. Game 4 will be Saturday night, again in Pittsburgh, before the series shifts back to Detroit for a now necessary fifth game.

The Penguins improved to 9-0 at home in the playoffs and have won 17 straight there, dating to a shootout loss to San Jose on Feb. 24. Pittsburgh's last game in front of the home crowd was a 6-0 blitz in the clinching Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Philadelphia.




 
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