Spelling Bee's, WNBA, Arena Football, and Poker tournament reruns constantly litter the ESPN family of channels but NHL hockey is nowhere to be found.
Throughout the season locating NHL on your TV dial was as painstaking difficult as sitting through an episode of "The L Word," waiting for a steamy lezbo scene. Hockey coverage on the sports blogs is non existent too.
Luckily NBC had last night's thrilling Red Wings/Penguins Game 5 Stanley Cup battle.
The Wings were less than a minute away from the hoisting the cup with a series clinching victory and the Penguins had pulled their goalie, which more than likely means the team ends up allowing a cheap empty netter. This was not the case as this crazy play happened to tie the game.
The game moved into a 3rd OT when Penguins Petr Sykora fired this game winner. Before hand Sykora proclaimed in an interview that he would score the deciding goal.
The Wings totally outplayed the Pens and the appear to be the better team so far in the series. The Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was outstanding with 55 saves and one hockey fan considers it one of the best Stanley Cup Finals games ever.
The Penguins do not die and keep marching on back to Pittsburgh for game 6 with the Wings still up 3-2 in the series.
Photo is from Getty Images
Update: My man Uncle Rico gave hockey a shout out a few weeks ago.
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