Maybe all the Penguins really needed was a bit of a spark and some extra attitude. If that's the case, Malkin's scrap with Henrik Zetterberg at the end of Game 2 may be just the thing the Pens need to get motivated. Or it could just be a prime example of a team letting frustration get in the way of playing the game.
Does Detroit need Kris Draper back?
Draper has missed several games during the playoffs including the first two Cup games because of injury. Word is he'll be back in the lineup for Game 3 so he can definitely bring some extra help to the team. But really, the Wings have done pretty well so far without him. He'll make an impact for sure, but it won't be a very big one. Jenny Reisinger Cohen
Will home ice be an advantage?
Just how important is home ice? The Pens won only one Stanley Cup finals game at Mellon Arena in 2008. And like 2008, the team is coming home in the hole. No one will argue that the Penguins have a loyal fan base, but a fan base alone won't get you a Cup.
Will the Wings be too confident?
They've been here before. For most of the Wings, playing in the Stanley Cup finals is the same thing they do every year. And being up 2-0? That's pretty normal for them. But after all these trips to the finals, could this be the year they relax too much with a series lead on the road? Probably not, but that doesn't mean they should take anything for granted at this point.
Can the Penguins come back from 0-2?
It was a tough road last year and this season it looks to be more of the same. But are these Penguins different from last year? Can they rebound better than they did last year? They're going to have to forget about the two losses and come away from Game 3 with a victory or their outlook is going to be bleak.