Later today, the Detroit Red Wings will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game #1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Neither team has gone behind in any of their first three series so tonight will be a first time for one of these two squads.
Power forward Johan Franzen will not be in the line-up for the Wings tonight as he has not been cleared to play yet. He missed four games in the Western Conference Finals due to concussion-like symptoms (headaches). The headaches have gone away and Franzen has practiced with the team, but has avoided contact drills. He will see the doctor at some point today and will hopefully be cleared to partake in more physical play. The Wings are hoping he will play in the Finals, but he will not be in for Game #1.
Chris Osgood will get the start in net tonight for Detroit.
Both Chris Chelios (Detroit) and Gary Roberts (Pittsburgh) are healthy scratches for tonight's game despite their veteran presence in the line-up.
The game starts at 8pm and will be shown on Versus. I will be at the game and unable to visit this thread during the game, but feel free to leave a comment anyways. Go Wings!
If you want to see what the other side is saying, please visit another SBN blog, PensBurgh.