The Pittsburgh Penguins' 4-3 win in triple overtime over the Detroit Red Wings makes the Stanley Cup stretch run interesting from a couple points of view.  With the Penguins' win in Detroit turning the series into a contest now -- Detroit leads, 3-2 -- the Penguins get a chance to even things up at home.  A week ago after Pittsburgh failed to score in the first two series losses to the Red Wings, that would have been just about unthinkable.

So if Pittsburgh can hold serve on their home rink tomorrow night, that means a Game 7 back in Detroit on Saturday night on NBC. I'm interested to see what the TV ratings would be for the most dramatic NHL playoff game in recent memory between two of league's more popular teams on the same day of the week and in roughly the same time slot as last weekend's mixed martial arts fight card that featured Internet star Kimbo Slice.

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The NHL has felt a little better about this year's Stanley Cup TV ratings after last year's television  disaster that was the Anaheim-Ottawa match-up. The NHL has to take its popularity victories where it can find them and without question, the game-tying goal by Pittsburgh's Max Talbot with just about a half-minute left in regulation and the game-winner by Petr Sykora on a power play that kept these finals alive meant a great deal to the league as a whole.

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