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Penguins And Warriors Notched Historically Similar Wins Two Nights Back

June 1, 2016

Yesterday, I alluded to the similar history involving the Monday night home wins by the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins and defending NBA champion, Golden State Warriors.

The Penguins scored late in regulation, Nick Bonino tallying the goal, to win game 1 of a Stanley Cup Final as they did at home, in 1992 en route to a 4 game sweep. Then Mario Lemieux scored with just 12 seconds remaining to win the game. Monday night the game was against the San Jose Sharks while Chicago (Blackhawks) was the 1992 opponent.

Golden State trailed by double figures, as many as 13 points in overcoming Oklahoma City (Thunder) in game 7 to complete a comeback from a (3-1) semi-finals series deficit.

In 1975, the Warriors also trailed in game 7 of their semi-final series in double digits, before rallying to win. That year they also needed a road game 6 win in that series (at Chicago vs the Bulls), to force game 7 at home.

 

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The great Mario Lemieux pictured above.

 

 

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