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Brother of Penguins' Guerin makes big save

Big assist

Two Guerins played a role Tuesday for the Penguins in Game 3. The team received word Wednesday that season-ticket holder Florence Winne had tickets for the game stolen from her hand as she stood near Gate 3 at Mellon Arena. Winne yelled, "Stop, he stole my ticket!" as the culprit ran down the hill. Winne told the Penguins a "nice man" bolted from the crowd of fans waiting to enter the arena, chased and caught the ticket-stealer. That nice man was Penguins RW Bill Guerin's brother, John.

Game 4 magic

Detroit right wing Marian Hossa has six goals in the playoffs, all of them in Game 4's. Hossa scored two in Game 4 against Columbus, Anaheim and Chicago. Oh, he also had the Penguins' only goal in Game 4 of last year's Cup final.

Parting shots

The Penguins have outshot the Red Wings in the third periods by a combined 34-19, including 10-3 in Game 3. The third-period scoring is tied, 2-2. "We got to the third period there (in Game 3), and they looked pretty tired," Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik said. "I thought the shots were pretty indicative of that." Prior to this series, Detroit had outshot playoff opponents, 210-153, and outscored them, 19-6, in third periods.

Bad memories

The Penguins had a chance to tie last year's final, but lost Game 4, 2-1, when Detroit's Jiri Hudler scored on a short-side backhander at 2:26 of the third period. Later in the period, the Penguins flubbed a prolonged 5-on-3, failing to record a shot in 1:27. Henrik Zetterberg made one of the memorable plays in the series on that 5-on-3, tying up Sidney Crosby's stick at the right post to prevent a shot.

Numbers

The Red Wings had only three shots in the third period of Game 3, their lowest total in any playoff period this season. ... Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is the first player to post 30 points in a single playoff year since 1996, when Colorado's Joe Sakic had 34 in 22 games.

Tube news

Versus televised Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, drew a 26.1 rating and made 302,067 household impressions in Pittsburgh and a 15.1 rating and 290,009 household impressions in Detroit on Tuesday night. It was the top-rated network overall in both markets for the time period.

Daily quote

"We have to take (Sergei) Gonchar away a little more. I think we're giving him a little bit too much time up top." - Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood, on Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar, who scored the game-winner in Game 3.

By the numbers

35.1 -- Percentage of faceoffs won by center Jordan Staal in the Stanley Cup Final. Staal is one of several Penguins to underperform on draws. The team has won 43.8 percent of faceoffs overall.

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