Zetterberg captures Conn Smythe for sparking Wings
PITTSBURGH -- The Detroit Red Wings are Stanley Cup champions because they excel at both ends of the rink.
None of them does it better than Henrik Zetterberg, whose two-way play earned him the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
The Swede's goal midway through the third period proved to be the series winner and he had an assist to lift Detroit to a 3-2 win Wednesday night over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6.
He became just the second European to win the award, joining ...
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