The Pittsburgh Penguins sound like the team one game away from elimination, not the Florida Panthers.
Although they lead their best-of-7 Eastern Conference finals 3-2, the Penguins consider tonight's Game 6 a must-win situation. They don't want to go back to Pittsburgh for a Game 7."Anything can happen - a hot goalie, a bad bounce," said Penguins captain Mario Lemieux, recalling their 1993 division-finals elimination by the underdog New York Islanders. on an odd Game 7 overtime goal.
The Penguins, who battled back from a 2-1 deficit in this series, can make it to the Stanley Cup finals for the third time in six years with a victory at Miami Arena over the third-year Panthers, who upset Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia in the last series.
The finals start Tuesday in Denver.