First-period report: Goalies strong, Crosby seeing lots of Zetterberg ... we smell overtime

Updated: June 12, 2009, 9:20 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

DETROIT -- After a pretty tentative start to the first period, this winner-take-all Game 7 contest got pretty lively in the last five minutes or so.

Neither team had any particularly glorious scoring chances, but I thought the Penguins did the better job of forechecking and disrupting the Red Wings' defense. That forecheck was the main reason the Pens outshot the Wings 10-6 in the first.

The best Penguins unit again tonight has been the Jordan Staal-Tyler Kennedy-Matt ...

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