Red Wings, Penguins regroup

Detroit Red Wings players celebrate Brian Rafalski's goal during second period action in game 5 of...

Detroit Red Wings players celebrate Brian Rafalski's goal during second period action in game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on Saturday, June 6. (Dave Abel/Sun Media)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 12:22 AM ET

PITTSBURGH -- The Stanley Cup finalists took a step back today.

Less than 24 hours after the Detroit Red Wings pulled out to a 3-2 lead in the final with a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Joe Louis Arena Saturday, both teams took today off to rest their weary bones.

"Today is a day off to refocus," said Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma. "Take a deep breath and come back tomorrow and get refocused on what we need to do.

"We'd do that after a win and we'd do that after a loss. The situation, and how we deal with it, isn't different. We'll talk about what we need to do and where our focus needs to be. And try to deal with all the thoughts and emotions and then get ourselves ready for Game 6."

Detroit coach Mike Babcock said despite the win with three power play goals, there's not a lot to choose between these two teams.

"It's very difficult to win," said Babcock. "We've got two teams playing really hard. I think it's been a really good final ... You just hope it's going to come out on your side."

After chasing goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury Saturday with five goals on 21 shots, he will be back in the net tomorrow and the Penguins aren't concerned about his pschye.

"It wasn't his fault," said Bylsma. "We believe in him. I know he is the type of guy who is going to be ready for Game 6. He's going to be focused and he's going to want to go out there and play the best game of the series.."


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