Friday, March 9, 2012

Pens vs Panthers Play by Play

Pens come out on top and extend their streak to 8 games!!! GO PENS! 

PANTHERS MISS after Flower brings out the poke check! 





0:00- We are going to a shootout!

1:49- Somehow Staal misses an empty net!

3:37- Geno dances around Panthers D, but can't finish the play.

5:00- Puck drops on OT! Lets Go Pens!

Third Period

0:00- We are still tie after 60 minutes at 1-1! We are going to OT!

0:30- Staal gets through the Panthers D and tries a pass, but it goes off the stick on Sullivan. Should of shot the puck.

2:10- Fast pace and close checking game. Both teams want to finish this in regulation.

4:11- Flower makes two huge back to back saves. Another day at the office for the Pens netminder.

4:54- Z with a shot that is blocked.

6:24- Panthers get lucky as Theodore was caught behind the net.

8:08- Kuni with a shot that goes off the post!

10:33- Panthers use their timeout.

11:07- Dupuis scored, but the play was reviewed. Was called back saying it didn't completely cross the goal line.

11:45- Pens PP ends. Good chances on the PP and some close calls.

13:15- Geno shot is stopped by Panthers Theodore, who stands tall to make the save.

14:00- Flower with a pad save on Panthers SH opportunity.

15:45- Adams gets a high stick to the face and is bleeding, so he heads to the locker room. Pens get a 4 minute PP.

17:04- Panthers turn over the puck and Staal gets the puck. Sullivan gets a breakaway and backhands one to the net. It trickles over the goal line to tie this game at 1-1. Staal and Dupuis with assists on the goal.

18:52- Flower decides to glove up the puck for a face-off.

20:00- Time for the Pens to begin their comeback! Lets Go Pens!

Second Period 

0:00- Second period ends! Panthers have the lead 1-0 over the Pens. Pens haven't been able to get one pass Panthers Theodore yet. They will have to bring it all out in the third and start their comeback.

1:50- Panthers Fleischmann with a breakaway and a great save by Flower. Orpik with great back checking as well. 

3:33- Geno with good defensive work blocking Panthers shot.

5:03- Kuni is shut down by Panthers Theodore. He is looking solid in the net. Pens need to get to the dirty areas if they want goals.

6:22- Panthers doing a great job at boxing out the Pens in front of Theodore. Getting to rebounds and clearing them before the Pens get there.

7:18- Panthers ring one off the post.

8:12- We are back to full strength.

9:00- Panthers Theodore was down and somehow stops Neal! Unbelievable!

9:26- Staal with good skating comes into the Panthers zone, but is stopped by Theodore.

10:13- Cooke and Panthers Samuelsson sit with roughing penalties. 4 on 4 hockey.

10:34- Pens struggling with getting the puck behind Panthers Theodore.

12:43- PANTHERS SCORES! Fleischmann left all alone at the far post puts one pass Flower, who can't get to the post in time. 1-0 Panthers.

14:23- Despres rips one from the blue line and it goes wide.

16:06- Flower is strong in the net and makes another good save.

18:45- Lovejoy with great defensive work and joins the rush. Kuni with a hard shot is stopped by Panthers Theodore.

19:12- Panthers get early zone time! Pens have trouble getting out and to the red line.

20:00- Time for the second period! Lets get a goal Pens! Who is getting the first goal?

First Period

0:00- First period ends and we are scoreless. Panthers looked good in the first period and the Pens will have to step up their game.

1:59- Pens kill off the Panthers PP. Flower was amazing in the net!

3:59- Dupuis takes a sit for tripping and Panthers go to the PP.

4:50- Sullivan passes the puck to the front of the net and gets goes across the blue paint. Z picks it up and rips one that goes off the post. So close he could taste it!

7:07- Despres with a great shot that is redirected wide of the net.

9:44- Orpik and Z laying out Panthers with hard hits. TK with a great chance just goes wide of the net.

11:04- Despres hits the post!

11:55- Kuni picks Panthers pocket and gives the puck to Geno. He backhands one wide of the net.

12:42- Flower takes a shot up high in the crest and grabs up the puck. Panthers with a lot of puck control time in Pens zone. Pens need to pick it up.

14:31- Staal, Dupuis, and Sullivan with mad scramble in front of Panthers' net. Crazy!

15:42- Fast pace game. Panthers seem to have the early edge.

17:51- Z lets go of a shot from the blue line. It goes off the shoulder of Panthers Theodore.

19:00- Staal passes from behind the Panthers net to Sullivan. He lets go of a the puck and is stopped by Panthers Theodore.

20:00- Puck drops and here we go! Pens look to extend their winning streak to 8 games! LETS GO PENS!

Martin is not playing tonight and that means Despres is in!

Pens lines as follows:

Kuni, Geno, Neal
Sullivan, Staal, Dupuis
Cooke, Vitale, TK
Asham, Adams, Park

Orpik, Z
Despres, Niskanen
Strait, Lovejoy

Flower in the net!

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