8,505 Shots Later, Game Six Stanley Cup Coverage Concludes

June 10, 2008 | By Bruce Bennett | Creative

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(Standing L-R) Jim McIsaac, Christian Petersen, Jamie Sabau, Jessica Tomao (NHL), AJ Messier, Bruce Bennett, Patrick Sutton, Tom Nycz (NHL), (Kneeling L-R) Greg Shamus (Penguins), Dave Sandford, Dave Reginek (Red Wings) 

Bleary-eyed editors Patrick Sutton and Christian Petersen headed back to LA after posting over 200 images on game night from the 2008 Stanley Cup, which concluded in Pittsburgh. In the days ahead, the editors will cull other usable images of the presentation of hockey’s Holy Grail.

The final game was handled with a staff of four and the Getty Images-produced images joined up with shots from NHL Images to provide our clients with a choice of almost 300 images on came night to choose from.

Game night placement was five for five on the first websites we checked as images flowed quickly from the editors out on the wire. Christian pitched in by shooting the start of the post game celebration and sprinting to the computer to help beat the competition. Our images from ice level, as well as from above, gave us the broadest and most varied coverage of the prestentation of Lord Stanley’s Cup and ranked as one of our best hockey coverage efforts in recent years.

Still to come this season is full-crew coverage of the NHL awards and the NHL draft. And after that – the long awaited two month hibernation until training camp begins…

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PITTSBURGH – JUNE 04: Andreas Lilja #3 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Mellon Arena on June 4, 2008 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. The Red Wings defeated the Penguins 3-2 to win the Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 2. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH – JUNE 04: The Detroit Red Wings celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Mellon Arena on June 4, 2008 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. The Red Wings defeated the Penguins 3-2 to win the Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 2. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH – JUNE 04: Chris Osgood #30 of the Detroit Red Wings is helped up by Darren McCarty #25 as they celebrate with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Mellon Arena on June 4, 2008 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. The Red Wings defeated the Penguins 3-2 to win the Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


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