Penguins will face Detroit in Stanley Cup rematch

The series begins Saturday at Joe Louis Arena

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It became official tonight: The Penguins will have a rematch with the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup final.

The Red Wings beat Chicago, 2-1, in overtime to clinch the Western Conference championship.

The best-of-seven final will start with back-to-back games in Detroit. Game 1 is at 8 p.m. Saturday, followed by Game 2 there Sunday night at a time to be determined. Those games will be televised by NBC.

Games 3 and 4 will be at Mellon Arena Tuesday and June 4, both at 8 p.m. and both to be telecast by Versus.

If necessary, Game 5 will be June 6 at Detroit, 8 p.m. on NBC; Game 6 would be June 9 at Mellon Arena, 8 p.m. on NBC and Game 7 would be June 12 at Detroit, 8 p.m. on NBC.

The Penguins last year lost to Detroit in six games. They swept Carolina in the Eastern Conference final to earn a return date.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Shelly Anderson can be reached at or 412-263-1721. Penguins updates, live game blogs, your comments and more ... visit Empty Netters .


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