The Red Wings hit the road and wrapped up their fourth straight series on the road in these playoffs. Detroit is third in NHL history with 11 Stanley Cup titles, trailing fellow Original Six clubs Montreal and Toronto.
Brian Rafalski, Valtteri Filppula and Henrik Zetterberg scored for the Red Wings.
With the final seconds ticking down, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby put a backhander on goal that Marian Hossa just missed with a tip at the right post. The puck just slid by the goal as time ran out.
Detroit's Zetterberg won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs.