On This Day, The Red Wings Beat Penguins to win 11th Stanley Cup Championship
On this day seven years ago, the Red Wings were champions.
On this day just seven short years ago, the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in game six of the 2008 Stanley Cup Final to win the 11th Stanley Cup in franchise history, and the 4th championship in an 11-year span. In front of just over 17,000 fans at Mellon Arena, Detroit's goals came from Brian Rafalski, Valtteri Filppula, and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Henrik Zetterberg which was enough to put the game away.
Another fun fact? This was the date that three Swedish Red Wings were added to the Triple Gold Club: Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall, and Mikael Samuelsson after winning Olympic and World Championship gold in 2006.
Not even a shot from Sidney Crosby on a Marian Hossa rebound could take this memory away from Red Wings fans. We might not be in the Stanley Cup Final this year, but I think we can all take a moment to remember how incredible this team was in 2007-2008.
Relive the memories with the NHL's highlights: