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First-period report: Pens rebound in second half, get on board

Updated: May 31, 2009, 9:21 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

DETROIT -- I took a lot of heat from readers last night for my take on last night's Cup finals opener. Well, things weren't much better early on tonight. I'm still waiting for the kind of hockey I know we'll get, and hopefully it'll happen starting in the second period.

But the first 20 minutes was another cautious affair, the Wings patient with the puck, wanting to avoid turning the puck over in the middle of the ice to the fast-skating Penguins. If the first option isn't there, ...

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