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Images from the Stanley Cup Finals

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby shakes hands with hockey legend Gordie Howe while Detroit Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom shakes hands with Red Wings great Ted Lindsay before the start of Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series in Detroit.

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Kirk Maltby of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates the goal of teammate Justin Abdelkader in the third period against Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game 1 of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals.

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Justin Abdelkader of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates with his bench after scoring a goal in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game 1 of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena.

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Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins nearly lands in the Detroit Red Wings bench area during Game 2 of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena.

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Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm, left, joins the celebration after defenceman Jonathan Ericsson, right front, scored a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period of Game 2.

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Goaltender Chris Osgood of the Detroit Red Wings picks up his gear after a fight in front of the net against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Two of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals.

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A linesman gets in between Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin and Detroit Red Wings centre Henrik Zetterberg as they rip each other's jerseys off during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final.

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Co-Owner and Chairman of the Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux waves to fans before Game 3 of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals.

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Sergei Gonchar arrived too late to help Marc-Andre Fleury on Henrik Zetterberg's first-period goal in Game 3.

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Kris Letang celebrated his first-period goal with defence partner Sergei Gonchar.

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In Game 4, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma speaks with his two superstars, Malkin and Crosby.

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Crosby got into the shot-blocking act to turn aside a Valeri Filppula scoring chance.

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Crosby converted a Malkin pass off a two-on-one break to beat Osgood for a third-period goal.

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Bylsma debated a call with referee Paul Devorski during the game.

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Henrik Zetterberg celebrates Niklas Kronwall's goal during the second period of the blowout triumph.

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Pavel Datsyuk returned to the Detroit lineup, letting Chris Kunitz know his injured foot felt fine.

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Valtteri Filppula celebrates his goal beside Fleury and Malkin.

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Fleury regained his form in Game 6 at the Mellon, making one of his 25 saves here in the Pens' 2-1 victory.

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A couple of Detroit fans didn't have much to cheer about. And even if they did. . .

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal, second from left, is congratulated by Rob Scuderi, Tyler Kennedy and Matt Cooke after Staal scored in the second period.

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