Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pens vs Bruins Play by Play

3 Stars of the Game:
1. Neal
2. Geno
3. Krejci

Third period

0:00- PENS WIN! Pens extend their winning streak to nine games with a 5-2 win over the Bruins!!! Flower extends his own winning streak to eight games! Pens are #1

1:51- Bruins Boychuk goes to the box for goalie interference. Pens get PP.

3:53- DUPER SCORESStaal with a sweet pass from the back of the defensive zone to Duper. Duper with a nice move between the legs of Bruins Lucic to get the breakaway. He doesn't waste it and puts the backhand pass Turco. @MyTanger58 says a Super Duper Goal! 5-3 Pens

4:31- Pens kill the Bruins PP. Get job by the PK unit and Flower!

5:45- Flower with a big save on Krejci. Flower plays twister once again and makes a sick glove save on Krejci's second attempt. Beast in the net!

6:31- Geno hits Bruins Boychuck and sits for boarding. Bruins get PP.

8:28- Bruins playing hard and coming on strong, but seem to be wearing down. Pens dumping pucks and laying big hits to wear them down. Seems to be working.

12:40- Neal gets a piece of a redirected shot, but not enough. Bruins Turco makes the pad save.

14:34- Pens have a nice scramble in front the net of Bruins Turco. Orpik with a nice shot that goes through traffic, but is saved by Turco.

17:50-- Bruins Bergeron is back on the bench. Vitale gets a breakaway chance, but shoots it up high. Bruins Turco could of gotten a piece of it.

20:00- Pens need to wrap this one up! Third period is underway! Lets Go Pens!

Second period

0:00- Second period ends! Pens still lead 4-2 over the Bruins.

1:44- Bruins had a chance to bring this game within one goal, but Flower had other thoughts. He makes a huge standing pad save. Simply amazing.

3:24- Pens ice the puck and call a timeout.

4:36- Double pad saves made by Flower. Holding down the fort!

6:03- Pens hit the post and it rings to let them know how close they were.

6:41- Flower with a nice pad save on a hard shot.

9:59- KREJCI SCORES! Bruins Lucic circles around the back of the net, drawing two Pens players, he passes to Krejci. Krejci is in front of the net and puts it in the net. 4-2 Pens

10:53- Sullivan gets a one on one with Bruins Chara (David and Goliath). He stops it up and passes to Staal, who is cutting through the middle. He is robbed by the poke check of Bruins Turco.

12:45- Flower playing catch with the Bruins, maybe the Pirates can use him as a catcher. Amazing save!

15:33- KUNI SCORES! Geno was tripped up behind the net, but somehow gets it to Neal in the front of the net. Neal with a beautiful pass to Kuni, who is sitting on the backdoor of the net. He slams one home pass Bruins Turco. 4-1 Pens

15:42- Pens almost get a 3 on 1 chance. Cooke with the quick shot is stopped by Bruins Turco.

18:04- BRUINS SCORE! Krejci gets a breakaway through two Pens D and puts one above the shoulder of Flower.

18:20- Pens PP ends.

20:00- Second period begins! Pens are on the PP. Bruins pull Thomas and put Turco in.

First Period

0:00- First period ends! Pens take the early lead 3-0 over the Bruins. Toward the end the Bruins were falling apart and taking a lot of penalties.

0:24- Bruins trip up Geno and take a sit. Penalty to overlap to second period.

1:12- NEAL SCORES! Geno with a nice passes across the ice to Neal. He goes down to one knee and puts one pass Bruins Thomas.

2:09- Bruins Chara goes to the box for interference. 5 on 3 for 1:25.

2:44- Flower is mauled behind the net. No call, but Bruins Lucic sits for slashing. Pens go on PP.

3:50- Really fast pace game! Lots of hard hits by both teams, but that isn't a surprise.

7:40- Flower comes up with two huge saves. One was with his shoulder, impressive.

8:59- Bruins Thomas with a nice save. Nothing to hard.

12:46- NISKANEN SCORESNiskanen rips a wicked shot from the blue line. May have touched Neal on the way in. 2-0 Pens. Neal with an assist and his 200th NHL career point and Geno with his 500th NHL career point!!!

13:07- Flower makes a huge save after a miss communication between Pens D.

13:34- Pens kill the Bruins PP. Pens had a great PK, amazing work.

15:35- Neal takes a sit for interference (thought it was a clean hit on Bruins Chara). Bruins get a PP.

16:33- ASHAM SCORES!  Lovejoy takes a shot from the blue line. Asham scoops up the puck and puts it trough traffic. It goes pass Bruins Thomas. 1-0 Pens

17:47- Geno gets some room, but his shot is redirected high of Bruins Thomas.

18:50- Bruins ice the puck.

20:00- Puck drops and here we go! Lets Go Pens! Extend that winning streak!

Line combinations are as follows:


Kuni, Malkin, Neal
Sully, Staal, Duper
Cooke, Vitale, TK
Asham, Adams, Tangradi


Niskanen, Engo
Orpik, Z
Despres, Lovejoy

Other starches include: Martin, Tanger, Park, Jeffery, and Johnson. 

Engo is in for the Pens and Strait is out.

Flower will be between the pipes in this game for the Pens.

Engo is taking the warm-up skate and will be a game time decision. If he plays then Strait will be out.

Martin is still ill and will not play.


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