Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pens vs Rangers Play by Play

Pens 5 Rangers 2

Third Period

0:00- PENS WIN!!! Pens win 5-2 over the Rangers! Great game for the Pens and solid performance by the Flower. (went over my tweeting limit, sorry for that.)

0:48- TANGER SCORES SH Goal! Tanger puts one into the empty net. 5-2 Pens. Twitter limit again and can't tweet sorry.

1:36- Ranger empty net.

2:14- RANGERS BOYLE SCORES. Rangers score on PP and still have 2 minute one to play with.  

3:30- Tanger is released and gets a breakaway, but the puck bounces off his stick. 4 minutes left of Rangers PP.

4:39- Orpik and Stepan collide at the blue line. Orpik is sent off the ice to the locker room and gets a penalty. 5 on 3 PP for Rangers.

5:52- Rangers will get a PP as Tanger sits for cross-checking.

6:14- Flower shuts down M. Staal's chance at a rebound on the side of the net.

8:13- Flower flashes the glove after making a great save. He has been solid in the net for the Pens.

10:54- GENO SCORES! Sid with a great board pass to Kuni, but just out of his reach. Kuni goes behind the net and picks up the puck. He passes to Geno, who is rushing to the front of the net. He puts it five hole for #49 and Pens lead 4-1

12:27- Pens with another good kill. Staal with SH chance, but the shot is high over the net.

14:27- Flower with big save on M. Staal and Rangers will get PP as Kuni goes to the box for holding.

15:15- Sid and Kuni with a great 2 on 1 chance. Rangers break up Sid's pass to Kuni. 

17:00- Rangers had great zone time controlling the puck. Pens finally able to get it out of the zone.

18:55- Flower makes a solid glove save with Rangers in front of the net.

20:00- Time for the Pens to wrap this game up with a win. Lets Go Pens!

Second Period

0:00- Second period ends. Park gives the Pens a 3-1 lead over the Rangers.

1:02- Biron with a nice save.

2:35- Pens able to kill and a great PK. Pens hit the post. So close.

4:50- Kuni heads to the box for interference and the Rangers get a PP to work with.

5:46- Asham with a hard shot that goes into the air. Cluster in front of Biron looking for the puck. It lands away from the net.

7:07- Duper with a big chance sitting in front of Biron. Biron able to steer the puck away.

8:45- Tanger with a wrist shot that is picked up by Biron.

9:30- Rangers with great puck control in the offensive zone and Pens are finally able to clear it.

11:58- Pens PP ends. Had a few good chances, cycled puck well. Flower had to make one good save.

13:58- Pens have a 2 minute PP to work with.

14:49- PARK SCORES! Duper takes the initial shot and Biron makes the save. Park puts the puck between the pad and post. Biron falls down and the puck trickles over the goal line. 3-1 Pens Duper extends his streak to 16 games.

15:38- Both teams are back to full strength.

18:30- Tanger and Callahan sit and some 4 on 4 hockey.

19:03- Flower makes an amazing save on a Rangers Gaborik. Unreal save.

20:00- Second period is underway! Lets keep up the good work Pens!

First Period

0:00- First period ends and the Pens have the lead 2-1! Goals by Kuni and TK!

1:22- Geno, Sid, and Kuni working on a line most of the time now.

3:46- Great save by Flower on a solid chance by the Rangers. Pens were outnumbered in front of their own net.

5:05- Kuni hits the post. Close chance for the Pens.

5:24- Pens kill the Rangers PP. Great PK work.

7:24- Cooke takes a seat for hooking and Rangers get a PP to work with.

8:47- Geno misses a great chance at a wide open net. Just can't get the puck.

9:37- Pens ice the puck on the play.

11:33- TK SCORES! Staal with the first shot, TK picks up the puck. He rifles one at a bad angle on the side of the net and puts it in. Great shot. Pens lead 2-1

13:03- Kuni and Sid with a 2 on 1 chance. Sid gets behind D and is all alone, but Biron makes the save.

15:37- RANGERS DUBINSKY SCORES. Fedtoenko takes a shot and Flower redirects it with his pad, Dubinsky sneaks in to get the rebound. He puts it up high and in the net. 1-1 Tie

18:45- KUNI SCORES! Tanger fires a wrist shot from the blue line, it looks to go off a Kuni tied up with Rangers player and into the net. Pens with the early lead 1-0.

19:26- Staal and Cooke get a 2 on 1 chance, but Rangers able to break it up.

20:00- Puck drops and the game is underway! Here we go Pens vs Rangers! Lets do this!

Line combinations as follows:

Kuni, Geno, Park
Tango, Sid, Duper
Cooke, Staal, TK
Asham, Vitale, Adams

D pairings
Z, Orpik
Martin, Tanger
Strait, Engo

Flower in the net.

Scratches for the tonight are Lovejoy, Niskanen, Neal, Sullivan, and Jeffery. 

The Pens are getting ready to take on the Rangers. They will be announcing the team awards winners tonight also. Will keep you updated on that through Twitter.

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