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  GAME THREE
Red Wings Push Capitals to the Edge
Tomas Holstrom Celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period
AP Photo
Sergei Fedorov's goal late in the third period gave Detroit a 2-1 victory over the Capitals in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night. Tomas Holmstrom, (pictured) gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead just 35 seconds into the first period. Washington's Brian Bellows tied the game midway through the third period. Detroit can finish off the series with a win Tuesday night at MCI Center.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Fans Flock to MCI Center
  • Postgame Quote Sheet

    In a Test of Will, Red Wings Continue to Find a Way
    Jennifer Frey
    Even though the Stanley Cup finals made their inaugural appearance in Washington on Saturday night, Capitals fans didn't have much to cheer about, writes The Post's Jennifer Frey. The problem is the Detroit Red Wings always find a way to win, unlike the Capitals during this series.

  • GAME TWO: Caps Unable to Finish
  • GAME ONE: Opening-Night Jitters
  • BOSWELL: Hockey's Hands-On Approach Wins Out

    Fedorov's First Goal
    Is His Biggest So Far

    Sergei Fedorov has already earned a $12 million bonus this season. But the Russian star's third-period goal — his first of the Stanley Cup finals — showed exactly why he's earning the big money as he led Detroit to 2-1 victory Saturday.

    Trailing, 3-0, Kolzig Doesn't Count Out Caps Don't write off the Washington Capitals just yet, advises goaltender Olaf Kolzig. The Capitals may be down three games to none to Detroit in the Stanley Cup finals, but all three losses have been by just one goal.

  • Fans Cheer Hard in Losing Cause
  • Friendly Scene Greets Game 3 Attendees

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