By Larry Wiggle

DETROIT -- If you believe in trends, then the Pittsburgh Penguins may have to rev it up a notch or two more than they anticipated in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Detroit Red Wings.


Detroit brings an NHL-best 8-1 record at home into the Finals. More important, the Red Wings haven't lost Game 1 of a series since April 26, 2007, 2-0, at home against San Jose.