As usual, we think the Pensblog got it right about where Penguins fans stand right now. Some are frustrated and have had enough. Some are resigned to an inevitable defeat. Some still have some hope.
At moments we think it's normal, and acceptable to feel any range of these emotions right now. No one said it would be easy.
Even though the media is telling you Detroit's coronation as Cup champions is a foregone conclusion, they still have to go out and win one more game. In the words of a noted scholar and American hero John Rambo: "Nothing is over....Nothing!"
Detroit was in this exact same situation last series with Dallas and The Stars took Game 5. This puppy isn't cooked just yet. Of course, it's going to be a huge challenge, the building will be buzzing with Lord Stanley in the building and the Red Wings will be doing everything in the powers not to have to go back to Pittsburgh for a Game 6.
If the Penguins can come out strong and play their game, they should have a chance; much like they had several chances to score in Game 4. Chances aren't worth dick unless you convert, so that's just as crucial.
This could be the end, and if it is, what a ride it's been. But that's still to be decided. If the Pens decide it's not over just yet, work their tails off and get some luck along the way, we're not through here. If not though, the hockey season will be over.
Just remember: hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things...