Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pens Take on Their Cross-State Rivals!

 The Pens are back in Pittsburgh to take on their cross-state rivals the Philadelphia Flyers! The Pens are riding on a eleven game winning streak and getting everyone on the team involved. Unfortunately both Geno and Tanger will not suit up tonight, but they have been skating with the team. Look for them to join the lineup hopefully within the week. TK is said to be back in the lineup after missing the last game with an illness. The Pens have traded Joe Morrow for Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow. Hopefully the Pens can come out with a win tonight and not get caught up in penalties, which seems to always happen when they play the Flyers.

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kuni, Sid, Duper
Bennett, Jeffrey, Neal
Cooke, Sutter, TK
Glass, Vitale, Adams

Orpik, Martin
Eaton, Niskanen
Despres, Engo

Flower will start in the net!

Play By Play
Pens 2 Flyers 1

2:00- TK SCORES!!! PENS WIN 2-1!! 12 IN A ROW!!! Niskanen with a nice twirl move to backhand a pass to TK. TK takes a shot and it finds its way to the back of the net! 2-1 Pens!

2:32- Duper is back on the ice.

3:00- Amazing save by Flower! Don't know how that didn't go in the back of the net.

5:00- OT time. Duper goes to the locker room after a boarding like hit from Coburn after the third period ended.

3rd Period
0:00- Three periods aren't enough, we are headed to OT. 1-1

1:18- Flower lays down to make the save doing some star gazing.

2:20- Flower with an awesome kick save on a quick shot. Flyers with some great offensive pressure on the Pens.

4:43- Pens PP comes to an end.

6:14- SID SCORES ON THE PP!!! Martin passes to Sid at the circle and he fires a rocket one timer. It blows pass the blocker of Bryzgalov into the net. 1-1 tie game! Pens with a 1:30 PP still to work with.

6:43- Kuni with a breakaway chance and Timonen hooks him up. 5 on 3 PP for Pens for 1:30!

7:00- Simmonds is sent to the sin bin for slashing and huge PP chance for the Pens right now. Need to capitalize.

8:13- Sid's line with some amazing offensive zone pressure and great work by Martin and Engo on the blue line. Kuni with a point blank chance that is saved by Bryzgalov, don't think he got everything on that shot.

11:00- Sid is getting mauled by the Flyers, some calls should of been made. Sid keeps working hard on the ice.

13:53- Duper with a shot right beside the net and Bryzgalov with the save.

18:30- Flower with some highway robbery on Voracek's shot in the slot!

19:00- Talbot turns over the puck in the defensive zone and Jeffrey picks it up to pass to Neal. His shot goes barely over the glove of Bryzgalov.

20:00- Third period is underway. Pens have to step up their game and get a shot pass Bryzgalov early. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period is over and the Flyers take the 1-0 lead after a PP goal.

1:08- Martin takes a shot from the point that Sid redirects and Bryzgalov makes the save.

2:00- Kuni back on the ice since taking a nasty hit from Rinaldo.

5:51- GIROUX SCORES ON THE PP! Giroux comes to the middle of the Pens zone and tries a pass that is broken up by Glass. Giroux gets the puck right back and waste no time in shooting it. It goes pass the pad of Flower into the net. Flyers take the lead 1-0.

7:20- Martin is sent off to the box for slashing and Flyers get a PP. Critical PK for Pens.

8:30- Pens ice the puck and Bylsma calls a timeout.

9:15- Kuni feeds the puck out to the front of the Flyers' net and Sid is interfered with on the play. No call and puck makes its way out of the zone.

12:00- Bennett with a chance right on the doorstep of Bryzgalov, but the save is made.

15:13- Sid comes flying into the Flyers zone and lets go of a wicked backhander. Bryzgalov makes the save and Duper tries to poke in the loose puck, but refs blow the play dead.

18:08- The puck is loose in the Flyers blue paint and Kuni is able to find it. He takes a shot, but Bryzgalov is able to make a pad save.

20:00- Second period time! Pens look to open up the scoring. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and it's a scoreless period. Shots were 9-6 in favor of the Pens.

1:00- Flower making two amazing pad saves on shots from Simmonds. Really coming up big for Pens, holding down the fort.

1:45- TK makes a great toe drag move, but Bryzgalov makes the save.

2:51- Pens PP comes to an end. Pens had some great chances on net. Sid's slap shot is saved by Bryzgalov and Neal with a hard shot that goes over the net.

4:51- The Pens will get the first PP of the game as Fedotenko gets an elbowing penalty.

7:20- Amazing standing save by Flower, keeping his stick down to make the save. Sid and Duper get a 2 on 1 chance. Duper's shot just hits the glove of Bryzgalov.

11:03- Despres gets a backhanded shot, but it goes off the side of the net. Looked like it had gone in, but it didn't.

12:27- Duper comes flying into the Flyers zone and lets go of a hard backhander. Bryzgalov makes the pad save giving up a rebound chance. Jeffrey is tied up and can't get to the rebound chance.

13:58- Engo takes a shot from the point that is stopped by Bryzgalov.

16:09- Flower makes a nice stacked pad save and the Flyers rebound chance goes off the post to the corner. Flyers with some good time in the offensive zone, but Flower gloves it to stop play.

18:09- Jeffrey comes into the Flyers zone and makes his way around the defense with some fancy stick handling. His shot just goes wide of the net.

20:00- The puck drops and it's game on! It's Hockey Night in Pittsburgh! Lets Go Pens! 

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