Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pens vs Predators Play by Play

Pens 5 Predators 1

Third Period

0:00- PENS WIN!!!! Pens get the win 5-1 over the Predators! Geno with two goals and Neal with a career high four assist. Pens extend their home winning streak to nine games. They clinch a playoff spot and move within one point of the Rangers!

1:22- Time winding down! Geno for a hat trick!

4:00- Shots 26-22 in favor of the Predators. Geno still hunting for a hat trick. Amazing stick handling.

8:20- Orpik is like a brick wall, he almost cuts Predators Smith in two with a huge hit at the Pens blue line.

9:58- Geno with two great chances is robbed by Rinne. He is hunting for a hat trick!

13:24- Neal, Kuni, and Geno dancing around the Predator's zone like sharks. Some great chances and almost goes in behind Rinne.

16:56- GENO SCORES! Geno with deja vu on his first goal rips a precision shot pass Rinne. Ref waved it off, but went in the net. 5-1 Pens. Neal with his 4th assist on the night!

18:56- Pens kill off the Predators PP. Niskanen is not on the bench and may not return.

20:00- Third period starts! Pens have to kill a Predators PP for 1:02!

Second Period

0:00- Second period ends! Pens still lead the Predators 4-1 and will have a PP to kill when the third period starts for 1:02.

0:46- Sid goes to the box for high sticking and Predators get a PP.

1:05- Bylsma juggling up the lines and must be confusing the Predators D trying to match up. Neal, Sid, and Geno come out onto the ice (two headed monster).

3:12- Neal is amazing at back checking and never gives up on getting the puck.

5:44- Flower with a glove save stops play for a T.V. timeout.

7:58- RADULOV SCORES! Gill shoots from the blue line and hits stakes and sticks on its way to the goal. Radulov picks up the loose puck and is able to put it pass a screened Flower. 4-1 Pens

9:00- Asham with a nice shot is gobbled up by Predators Rinne.

10:20- Predators call a much needed timeout. Before this Engo sent Kostitsyn into space with a huge hit on the boards.

12:22- KUNI SCORES! Neal wins a hard battle at the blue line, Kuni picks up the puck and slaps one into the net. It is redirected by the skate of Predators Weber and if not of the skate it would of hit Sid's stick! 4-0 Pens

14:28- Sid, TK, and Cooke with some great chances on Rinne. Can't believe the puck didn't go in the net.

15:22- Flower with a nice pad save and pushes the puck to the closes D.

17:58- COOKE SCORES! Neal gets the puck after the Predators turn it over in the zone and pulls Rinne to one side. Neal passes to Cooke and he puts it into the wide open net! 3-0 Pens.

18:58- Predators with the PP, but Pens able to kill it. Tanger goes down after him and a Pred hit knee on knee and goes to the locker room.

20:00- Second period is underway. 4 on 4 hockey for 1:02 left and the Predators will get a brief PP.

First Period

0:00- First period ends! Pens take the early lead 2-0 over the Predators. Keep it up Pens. 

0:33- Geno takes a sit for holding. 4 on 4 hockey!

0:58- Pens get a PP. Predators Weber sits.

2:55- Flower makes a two huge pad saves on point blank shots and the puck bounces around. Somehow it stays out of the net! Predators coming faster and harder now.

5:54- Shots are 5-4 in favor of the Pens.

7:22- A "TINK" fills the arena as TK hits the goal post!

8:01- Sid with a beautiful pass from behind the net to the front. Sullivan gets it and takes a shot, but Rinne makes the pad save. So close.

10:37- Mad scramble in front of Flower. Flower with the first save, but the puck is lost in the blue paint. Pens able to clear it out of harms way. Lucky.

12:39- Sullivan and Staal get a chance, but the puck bounces off the stick of Staal.

15:46- DUPER SCORES! Tanger rips a shot from the blue line and Duper redirects the puck into the net. The Pens are up 2-0!

18:33- GENO SCORES! Geno comes flying down the side of the ice and lets go of a wrist shot. Rinne puts up his glove and the puck hits it and barely goes into the net. Neal and Tanger with assist! 1-0 Pens. 

20:00- Puck drops and here we go! This is going to be a epic game! Flower looks to take over the NHL lead for most wins and the Pens look to close the gap on the Rangers. Sullivan, Staal, Sid start with Z and Orpik on D. Lets Go Pens!

Line combinations: 

Flower in the net.

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

Martin, Tanger
Orpik, Z
Niskanen, Engo

Scratches are Johnson, Vitale, Lovejoy, Jeffery, and Tangradi.

The Pens are getting ready to take on the Predators! The Pens can clinch a playoff if they earn at least a point tonight or the Capitals loss to the Flyers in regulation.

1 comment: