Function: noun. Etymology: Latin, raptus. Date: 1594
After that house on fire formerly known as Evegeni Malkin scored on a power play early in the first period, much to the chagrin of Penguins fans both inside (17,130) and outside (possibly up to 10,000) the Red Wings climbed back into the game. The Wings' Darren Helm put away a rare Rob Scuderi turnover to tie the game. Then, at the 5:44 mark of the second, Brad Stewart slapped a double-screen shot past Marc-Andre Fleury that gave Detroit a 2-1 lead and had many in the massive crowd pulling out their Rolaids.
ABOVE: Rapture, thy name is Pittsburgh...especially when it involves the Penguins or Steelers. The Pirates we still have to work on.
ABOVE: Try to get one of these seats for game six. They're available for as "low" as $600 to over $3,500 at the glass. Since the SuperBowl will never be played in Pittsburgh, winning the Stanley Cup in the same year as an NFL championship could again create a state of "complete rapture" for the Pittsburgh area.
ABOVE: Xray of Detroit's seriously broken wing. The "Mr. Mister" song says, "Spread, this broken wing..." but I don't foresee that happening.