The Pittsburgh Penguins, thanks to the incredible goaltending of Marc-Andre Fleury, survived game 5, winning 4-3 in triple over time.
The game started with everyones favorite hockey expert/buffoon Don Cherry proclaiming to all those who listen (which, love him or hate him, is everyone) to "beware the wounded penguin" and that "Pittsburgh is going to win this game."
Lo and behold, he was right.
I like Don Cherry, mostly because I accept him for what he is. He is a television character, a role that he fully understands and exploits. People who don't like Cherry don't understand that he purposely serves as an exaggerated caricature of himself to entertain audiences.
His shtick works because more often than not he is right. You can put aside all the flamboyant suits and mispronounced names and angered tirades, but his being right is the key to his success. And you have to "Grapes" his kudos - he knows hockey far better than his TV character image allows him to reveal, but in the end he is right an awful lot.
Don't worry if you missed that fact, because Cherry will be sure to pound his desk and tell you he was right at the end of the broadcast.