Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pens @ Senators Play by Play


Third Period

0:00- SENS WIN. The Sens get the win 8-4 over the Pens. The Pens have a chance to bounce back tomorrow at home against the Devils.

0:16- Sens go to the box and the Pens head to the PP. Not that it matters now!

1:57- GREENING SCORES. Greening puts one pass Thiessen on the PP. Should of pulled Thiessen a long time ago, poor guy has been through a lot.

2:27- Asham goes to the box and the Sens are on the PP.

2:55- ALFREDSSON SCORES! As the Sens PP ends and Alfredsson all alone in front puts one in from the backhand.

3:30- Sens get 30 second PP. Neal with great defensive play to block Sens 2 on 1 pass. Nice work.

4:55- Geno sits for tripping when Sens get a breakaway 2 on 1 chance. 4 on 4 hockey.

5:11- Neal rings one off the post.

5:30- Sens Michalek goes to the box and the Pens get a much needed PP.

6:44- SPEZZA SCORES. Pens turn over the puck and Spezza gets a breakaway with no Penguin in sight. Spezza goes five hole and the Sens lead 6-4.

8:17- SID SCORES!! Asham takes the puck from behind the net and puts it to the front of the net to Sid. Sid holds the puck and puts it top shelf on Anderson. Precision shot by an amazing player. Pens within one!

9:30- Shots are 32-22 in favor of the Pens. Pens need to get some goals as time is winding down.

11:06- Kuni puts one to the net and Neal gets the rebound, but the shot goes wide.

13:01- Gonchar sneaks into the slot and with a hard shot misses the net. Pens didn't pick him up and get lucky.

15:58- Geno with a "TANG" off the goal post. A little bit later Asham redirects a shot and Anderson somehow makes the save.

16:49- Thiessen with a nice glove save. Pens good at coming from behind and hopefully they comeback from this.

19:41- 4 on 4 ends and the Pens have some jump in their game. Good work by Geno.

20:00- Third period underway! 4 on 4 hockey for 19 seconds. Pens need to get goals early and shut down Sens! Lets Go Pens! 

Second Period 

0:00- Second period ends and the Sens are leading 5-3. The Pens need to pick it up and start putting pucks in the Sens net. Thiessen also needs to shut the door on the Sens.

1:48- Sens hit the post and Neal and another Senator are sent to locker room. 4 on 4 hockey.

3:10- Pens PP ends.

3:53- ALFREDSSON SCORES. Alfredsson gets a SH breakaway and Sid is only inches away (hard skating and almost catches him). Alfredsson puts one pass the glove of Thiessen. 5-3 Sens

5:02- Pens get a PP.

6:00- Thiessen makes a great save coming across the goal crease. Huge save for the Pens.

7:22- Sullivan with almost a breakaway and goes down. Anderson pokes away the puck.

9:00- Pens PP ends. Good chances on the PP.

10:37- Mad scramble in front for the puck. Sens Bishop goes down and is in pain. He skates off and is replaced by Anderson. He makes a nice save on Sid.

11:00- Pens are getting a PP.

12:05- TK SCORES! Sens turn over the puck and Staal passes between the legs to Sullivan. Sullivan and TK with 2 on 1 chance. TK puts it in the net and the Pens cut the Sens lead down. 4-3 Sens

12:19- TURRIS SCORES. Gonchar fires from the blue line it is redirected by Folino and then again by the body of Turris. 4-2 Sens.

12:55- PHILLIPS SCORES. Senators Turris with a great pass to a wide open Phillips, stationed on the top part of the face-off circle. With a rising shot and Folino in front screening the Sens take the lead 3-2.

13:37- Thiessen with a nice save on a redirected shot.

14:06- Cooke takes a seat for goalie interference. Goalie with a little acting on that one. Pens to bring out the PK.

14:33- Geno gets a long lead pass and drops the puck to Neal. Neal with a chance after a pass to Kuni. 

15:42- Staal on the rush with a great chance, but hits the post. Rebound is steered away and the Sens clear it.

17:27- Pens don't have any shots on net yet this period. Sens with two.

19:27- GONCHAR SCORES. Folino with nice puck control comes out from behind the net. Gonchar sneaks into the front of Thiessen and is wide open. Gonchar puts it in the five hole and ties the game at 2-2.

20:00- Second period begins! Rangers and Leafs are tied at 1-1! Pens have the lead and look to extend it! Maybe a Cooke gets a hat trick and Sid getting a goal!

First Period

0:00- First period ends! Sens had the first goal and early lead, but Cooke scores two to put the Pens ahead 2-1! Cooke has 19 goals on the season.

1:10- Neal with great fore-checking in the offensive zone. Hard worker.

2:16- Pens kill the Sens PP. Great work and keeping the lanes blocked.

4:25- Tangradi goes to the box for high sticking and Sens get a PP. Sens PP in a cold mode and lets hope the Pens PK keeps it that way.

4:33- Shots are 12-8 in favor of the Pens. Getting a lot of chances and Sid is in the zone!

6:04- Sens hit the goal post with a mad scramble in front of Thiessen. Close call for Pens.

6:59- COOKE SCORES! Sid gets a long pass and gets a chance. He rushes into the Sens zone and with Cooke open. No passing lane, so Sid creates one by a spin-o-rama backhanded pass right in the blue paint for Cooke. Cooke puts it in. 2-1 Pens

10:09- COOKE SCORES! Cooke and Sid get a 2 on 1 on the rush chance. Cooke puts the puck in the 5 hole of Bishop and Sid taps it in for safe measure. Cross the line before Sid touched it, so Cooke goal! 1-1 Tie

10:54- SENS MICHALEK SCORES! Spezza stops up at the blue line and takes the shot. It is redirect by Greening and Thiessen makes the initial save, but Michalek picks up the rebound and puts it in the empty net. 1-0 Sens

12:02- Geno with a chance is stopped by the glove of Sens Bishop. Kuni and Neal look for the rebound, but Bishop's mask is dislodged and play is stopped.

13:47- Sid comes down the side into the Sens zone and shoots a puck up high. Bishop with the save and pushes it away.

15:00- Thiessen with another great save. Geno on the ice was just an equipment issue.

16:52- Pens gets some good time in Sens zone, but Sens come back and return the favor. Pens able to clear. Geno doesn't look to be on the bench.

18:39- Thiessen with a big save on Senators Greening who was right in his kitchen. Point blank shot and nice save.

20:00- Puck drops and here we go! Pens look to take over the division lead and could if they win and the Leafs defeat the Rangers tonight! All ready in the playoffs, so lets get the division lead and the Eastern Conference!

Line combinations are as follows:

Kuni, Geno, Neal
Sullivan, Staal, Duper
Cooke, Sid, TK
Tangradi, Adams, Asham

Defensive lines
Martin, Tanger
Orpik, Z
Lovejoy, Engo

Thiessen in the net.

Pens scratches are Niskanen, Johnson, Vitale, Jeffery, and Park.

Pens are getting ready to take on the Senators in Ottawa.

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