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Hradek's instant analysis: Staal strong; Wings don't pursue Zetterberg-Crosby matchup

Updated: June 5, 2009, 12:06 AM ET
By E.J. Hradek

PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 4-2 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night:

• Pittsburgh center Jordan Staal, who struggled in the first two games in Detroit, seems to be regaining his confidence. He was better in Game 3 and took another big step forward in Game 4. Staal was much more of a force below the dots in both zones. He scored what could be a series-turning, short-handed goal at the 8:35 mark of the second period.

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