Fans cheer in Mellon Arena before the start of in the Game 3 between the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL Stanley Cup finals in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
Former Pittsburgh Penguins great Mario Lemieux prepares to drop the first puck before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
The Detroit Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula, flies over the Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, in front of Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood during the first period. Malkin assisted on the first three Penguins goals, giving him 33 points in 20 games, the most in the playoffs since Joe Sakic's 34 in 22 games for Stanley Cup champion Colorado in 1996.
Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm (43) checks Pittsburgh Penguins center Maxime Talbot into the boards in front of the Red Wings' bench in the first period.
Pittsburgh Penguins players Evgeni Malkin (71), left; Ruslan Fedotenko, second from left; Maxime Talbot, second from right; and Hal Gill (2) celebrate after Talbot scored against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period. Fourth-line center Talbot scored twice, including an empty-netter.
The Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen scores against Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury as the Penguins' Hal Gill looks on during the first period.
The Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg has his shot turned away by Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the second period. Fleury, who made 27 saves while shaking off two unsteady games in Detroit in which he was twice beaten for goals by fourth-liner Justin Abdelkader.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) moves the puck against Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom (5) and Henrik Zetterberg (40), in the third period. Crosby, the Penguins' 21-year-old captain, again wasn't much of a scoring factor; he has one assist in three games.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' Sergei Gonchar, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period. Gonchar's power-play goal midway through the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury's strong work in the net revived the Penguins.
Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood reacts after giving up a goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates during the third period. The Finals are far from over for Pittsburgh following a 4-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3. The Red Wings lead the series 2-1.