They're the defending champs who are now guaranteed to play another game in Detroit after dropping Game 3 on Pittsburgh's ice. Common sense would tell you that these Wings have lost games in the Stanley Cup finals before and have come back. But with the series turning out to be tougher than in previous years, have they met their match? Or is this just like any other series loss they've rebounded from on their way to a Cup win?
Which Marc-Andre Fleury will show up?
In Game 1, Fleury was a bit of a mess, allowing goals to bounce off of him and in to the net. But in Game 3, he was on fire, saving 27 of 29 shots. If he can have another night like that, the Pens have a chance to win a second game in the Stanley Cup finals.
What about Pavel Datsyuk?
Datsyuk skated in practice Wednesday so it may just be a matter of time before he's back on the ice. But when will that be? The Hart Trophy finalist for league MVP has been battling a foot injury that has kept him out of five games so far. He would be a great asset for Detroit in Game 4 if he can play.
What is happening to Sidney?
We'll give him credit for his assist in Game 3, but Sidney still hasn't scored a goal in the Stanley Cup finals. It wasn't so bad when Max Talbot stepped up and netted two goals in Game 3, but Sidney can't rely on other players to get the goals he should be making as well. That being said, an assist is better than nothing, right?
Will penalty killing be a factor again?
Two of the Pens' four goals in Game 3 came on the power play. If the Wings want to pick up another win, they're going to have kill more penalty time or risk having the series tied when they head back to Detroit.