ABOVE: The gladiator, max Talbot. He has a way of silencing crowds at away games.
Johan Franzen crashed into Sid along the sideboards with a vicious hip check that unbeknownst to the fans in attendance and the world watching on NBC would turn out to be a knee injury. As Crosby left the ice in obvious pain, a great cheer went up from the Detroit crowd in an obvious display of bad sportsmanship. Several minutes later, during an in-game interview by NBC's Pierre Maguire, Bylsma would say that Sid had suffered "an injury to his mid-section" but would return. He never came back in the second period. Did Bylsma know it was a knee or was he just being evasive?
As for the Detroit fans in supposed "Hockeytown", they showed little of the class that the Penguins fans had shown a year ago. Last year, after a heartbreaking loss in game six, the Penguins fans sat in their seats as the Stanley Cup made its' appearance. They politely applauded the superior Red Wings team that had defeated their beloved Penguins.
ABOVE: We could be seeing a lot of these shots over the next decade!