Pens insist final 'not over'

Tyler Kennedy speaks during the Penguins media availability at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh on...

Tyler Kennedy speaks during the Penguins media availability at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh on Monday. (Sun Media/Dave Abel)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 1:57 PM ET

PITTSBURGH -- The scene will shift to Mellon Arena tomorrow night.

And, the Pittsburgh Penguins swear it will be different.

Down 2-0 in the Stanley Cup final to the Detroit Red Wings with Game 3 here tomorrow, the Penguins didn't bother to go on the ice this morning after playing back-to-back games on the weekend, but they're determined to get back into this series.

No, there wasn't any sign of superstars Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. However, those who did speak to the media sounded genuinely hopeful that by the time Game 4 ends Thursday they'll be headed back to Joe Louis Arena with the series tied 2-2.

"This series is not over," said veteran defenceman Sergei Gonchar. "We're playing better. When we came into this series, we knew this wasn't going to be easy. That's a great team and we knew it's going to be tough. We just have to keep playing and doing the same thing."

Still, if the Penguins keep doing the same things, that's not going to get them anywhere. Coming off back-to-back 3-1 losses on the weekend to the powerful Wings, Pittsburgh needs to start getting timely saves from goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and production from Crosby and Malkin. Both have looked frustrated.

"We've got a lot of confidence in (Fleury)," said winger Tyler Kennedy. "We know he's going to bounce back well. Everybody is expecting him to be a miracle worker, but he's going to bounce back."


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