The Pens are about to take the ice against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden!
The Pens line-up is as follows:
Kuni, Sid, Duper
Tangradi, Geno, Neal
Cooke, Sutter, TK
Glass, Vitale, Adams
Vokoun in the net.
20:00- The puck is dropped and the game is underway! Pens @ Rangers
19:58- Glass and Asham drop the gloves right off the face-off. Each get five minutes for fighting. Pretty even fight.
19:20- Richards heads to the box for interference and the Pens will head to the PP.
18:10- NEAL SCORES! Neal with a wicked wrist shot at the bottom of the face-off circle in Rangers zone and whips it pass Lundqvist. Geno and Tanger with the assists. It is a PP goal!
16:26- Vokoun with a good save up close. Pens able to clear the puck out of the zone.
14:03- Rangers turn the puck over in the offensive zone and Sid is able to get it. He passes to Tanger who was coming down the other side of the ice. Tanger whips a shot wide of the net.
12:30- Tangradi tries to poke the puck past Lundqvist, but Rangers able to clear the puck.
11:33- Vokoun with a good, quick save on a redirected shot. Niskanen with a good defensive boxing out of the Rangers player.
10:37- Despres with a holding penalty. Pens bring out PK unit.
10:36- Sutter with a penalty right off the face-off. Rangers now with 5 on 3 advantage over the Pens.
10:05- Rangers Callahan scores! Vokoun with the first save, but Callahan gets the rebound and puts it in the net. Ranges still with a PP to work with. 1-1 tie game.
8:36- Pens able to kill Rangers PP. Vokoun with a good glove save to end the Rangers PP. Pens back to full strength.
7:29- Despres cough ups the puck and Vokoun bails him out with two good saves.
4:55- TK SCORES! Vitale attacks the net and TK follows up to put the rebound pass Lundqvist! Pens take the lead 2-1 once again. Vitale and Despres with the assists.
1:48- Martin turns over the puck, but Orpik blocks Rangers shot. Vokoun comes up with another nice save. Pens able to clear.
1:17- Glass with a nice shot in the middle of the ice, but Lundqvist able to gobble up the puck.
1:10- NISKANEN SCORES! Sid wins the face-off clean and pulls it back to the point. Niskanen whips one from the point and it is deflected by the skate of a Ranger between the legs of Lundqvist. 3-1 Pens
0:18- Cookie heads to the box for tripping. Pens going to the PK.
0:00- First period ends! Pens will start 2nd period on the PK. Pens up 3-1
20:00- Second period is underway! Pens currently killing a Rangers PP.
18:35- Vokoun with a good glove save on Richards
18:17- Pens able to kill Rangers PP.
15:09- Vokoun with a great pad save and Niskanen able to clear the puck away from Richard's wanting stick. Close call.
13:47- Vokoun with a good save and drives on the rebound keeping the Rangers at bay.
11:57- Rangers Del Zotto with slashing penalty. Pens go on the PP.
10:45- DUPER SCORES!! Kuni makes a long, across ice pass to Geno. Geno puts it on the stick of Duper station in front of Lundqvist and he puts it pass the netminder. The Pens lead 4-1 and it was a PP goal. Lundqvist is pulled and Baron makes his season debut.
7:29- Geno with some sick stick handling that dazzles the Rangers D. Neal sneaks down the left wing and Geno makes a nice pass to him. Neal puts a hard shot on net, Baron makes the save!
6:00- Rangers ice the puck and end up calling a timeout. Pens are dominating out there right now!
5:32- Duper with a quick shot at a bad angle and then Tanger with a hard wrist shot from the point. Pens firing at Baron and testing him early on.
4:48- Vokoun with two strong saves on two good chances for the Rangers.
3:20- Despres with a sliding play to knock the puck off of Asham's stick. Pens able to clear the puck out of their zone.
2:07- Vokoun with another nice glove save. He looks much sharper and more comfortable in the net. Settling in now.
0:57- Richards heads to the box and the Pens go to the PP.
0:52- Staal with a delay of game penalty! Pens with a 5 on 3 PP.
0:00- Pens end the second period with a 5 on 3 PP and lead the Rangers 4-1!
20:00- Third period time! Pens still with a 5 on 3 PP to work with!
18:38- Pens PP ends and Rangers avoid any further damage by the Pens
17:45- Vokoun comes up with a nice pad save. Rebound is shot wide of the net. Pens finally able to clear the puck out of their zone.
16:13- Vokoun standing strong in the net to deny McDonagh with multiple tries.
14:50- NEAL SCORES! Geno makes a sweet pass to a wide open Neal! Neal doesn't hesitate to shoot one pass Baron! Pens up 5-1
13:53- Rangers Pyatt scores! Sitting in front of the net and fires a quick shot pass Vokoun. Pens still lead 5-2
11:51- Neal takes a seat for slashing. Pens bring out the PK unit.
9:50- Pens able to kill another Rangers PP! Geno, Neal, and Sid come out onto the ice.
7:46- Vokoun makes a routine pad save and covers the puck for a whistle.
6:32- Pens able to get another PP as Ranger is sent to the box.
5:11- Rangers Nash scores a shorthanded goal! Pens caught up ice and Nash able to get behind the Pens. Nash puts one around a sprawling Vokoun. Crowd becoming alive. Pens lead 5-3
4:36- Pens PP ends. Not their best effort.
3:29- Vokoun with a good save somehow with a huge mess in front of him. Martin able to clear the puck, looked liked the Rangers had a PP.
2:21- Adams will sit for two minutes for slashing and so will Rangers McDonagh so 4 on 4
1:52- TANGER SCORES! Rangers with an empty net and Tanger whips one down the ice to put the Pens up 6-3!
0:32- Orpik lays out Rangers Kreider in a clean open ice hit!
0:00- PENS WIN 6-3 over the Rangers! Pens start the season 2-0!
PENS WIN 6-3! LETS GO PENS!