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Primetime for Penguins-Red Wings Stanley Cup Battle

Thanks to the Los Angeles Lakers, NHL lands prime spot



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    Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings controls the puck against Sergei Gonchar, Philippe Boucher and Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game 1 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals Friday in Detroit.

    Thanks to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings have landed prime time for their Stanley Cup finals battle Sunday night. 

    Game 2 of the finals will start at 8 p.m. ET, matching the start time for the other six games of the series between the two teams.

    The original series schedule didn't list a time for the game.  But after the Lakers' elimination of the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals on Friday night, which ensured there wouldn't be an NBA game on Sunday, the prime-time block opened to the NHL.

    The Stanley Cup finals, a rematch of last year's championship round, started in Detroit on Saturday.   

    Johan Franzen scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, helping the defending champion Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1.  Franzen and Brad Stuart had goals last night that went off Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

    Game 2 is also in Detroit.