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Game 7, here we come!

The wait is finally over.

It's not as bad as the off week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, but the two days between Game 6 and Game 7 in the Stanley Cup finals has taken a long time to get here.

Now that it's here, how will the Penguins do?

I'm still confident in their chances tonight against the Red Wings.

A guy at work last night asked me if I thought they could win at Detroit.

"Oh, yeah," was my quick response.

The Pens played well enough to win Games 1 and 2, they won in Detroit in the regular season and they won there in the finals last year.

So, why not tonight?

Odds certainly aren't in their favor, as the home team always seems to win Game 7s.

That's OK. I'll take the Penguins' chances.

Marc-Andre Fleury is coming off a great game, Sidney Crosby is due to break out, and the Pens are in line to have a few bouncing pucks go there way.

Whatever happens, it's been a great ride during the postseason. This team wasn't supposed to make the playoffs a couple months ago. They weren't supposed to take the Red Wings to seven games.

Hopefully, I'll be cheering a Penguins championship tonight. If not, it's not the end of the world.

After tonight, we'll have a month of baseball season until Steelers training camp begins.


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