Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pens Travel to Toronto Take on the Maple Leafs

The Pens are in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs after a hard fought win over the Flyers Thursday! Time to keep that momentum going with another win tonight against the Maple Leafs.

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Orpik, Martin
Niskanen, Tanger
Despres, Engo

Flower is in the net!

Play By Play
Pens 5 Maple Leafs 4

SID SCORES in the top corner of the net over the glove of Reimer! PENS WIN 5-4!

Flower makes a stretched out pad save on Kadri

NEAL SCORES on Reimer - 5 hole

Flower makes a save on Bozak

OT Period

0:25- Sid is robbed by Reimer!

2:30- Pens finally get some time in the Leafs zone. Duper with a shot and Reimer makes the save. Somehow the puck stays out of the wide open net!

5:00- The puck has dropped and it's time for OT! Either team has lost in OT and that is about to change.

3rd Period
0:00- We are headed to OT! Pens 4 Leafs 4

1:16- Duper with a slap shot on net and Reimer makes the save!

4:20- LEAFS KESSEL SCORES! Kessel finally fires one pass Flower and the Leafs tie it up 4-4!

5:08- Neal crosses in front of the Leafs net and takes a shot. Reimer makes the save, but the puck is loose. Leafs able to get it out of danger. Close one!

6:47- Pens kill off the Leafs PP. Great work by the PK units! Even got a short handed chance on the Leafs net!

8:47- Leafs have the Pens scrambling on the ice and Orpik takes an interference penalty. Leafs with huge PP chance!

9:57- Pens get two icing calls and have some really tired bodies on the ice. They are finally able to clear for a change!

11:10- Leafs are able to kill off another Pens PP. Tanger had two nice shots on net, but Reimer coming up big on the Leafs PK.

13:10- Leafs Kadri with a delay of game penalty and the Pens get a PP opportunity!

13:40- Sid doing some sick stick work in the Leafs zone. He makes backwards pass to Kuni, who's shot goes wide of the net!

14:51- Bennett makes an amazing cross-ice pass to Geno. Geno fires shot on net, but Reimer makes the save.

19:18- Kuni fires a shot in the slot it goes wide of the net. Great pass from Sid.

20:00- It's time for the third period! Pens need to keep control of this game for another 20 minutes! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens are able to take the lead into the third period 4-3 over the Leafs.

1:37- Leafs are able to kill off the Pens PP. Pens had some great chances on net and very quick puck movement.

3:37- Pens will get another PP chance to work with as Leafs Gunnarsson is sent to the sin bin for slashing.

6:00- LEAFS MACARTHUR SCORES! MacArthur with some nice stick handling coming into the Pens zone and is able to fire a shot that just goes under the glove of Flower into the net. 4-3 Pens

7:00- DUPER SCORES!!! Duper takes a shot while flying into the Leafs zone. Reimer makes the first save, but Duper doesn't give up. He banks the rebound chance off the back of Reimer and it tickles over the goal line. 4-2 Pens

8:55- Pens turn over the puck at their blue line and Kessel gets a great chance. Flower makes the great save to keep the Pens in the lead!

9:46- LEAFS FRANSON SCORES ON THE PP! Franson takes a shot from the point and it makes its way through the traffic in front of Flower to the back of the net. Leafs get another PP goal and come within one. 3-2 Pens

10:05- Leafs will get another PP chance as Sid takes a seat for tripping.

11:27- Flower makes a great save and knocks away the rebound. Leafs with a quality chance and the Pens do a good job of clearing the puck out of their zone.

12:45- Sid laser shot hits the post!

13:51- Pens ice the puck and call a timeout to rest the tried defense.

15:15- Flower makes a great pad save on Kessel's shot!

18:00- Neal gets two great shots in the slot area, but Reimer is able to make the pad saves to keep the Pens at bay.

20:00- Second period starts and hopefully the Pens keep up the great work that they had going during the first period!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Pens have the lead 3-1 over the Leafs!

0:26- Leafs ice the puck

4:35- BENNETT SCORES!!! Geno makes a move in the slot to pass the puck to Martin coming into the Leafs zone. Martin fires a shot and Reimer makes the save. Bennett battles in front of the net for the rebound and puts the puck in the net. 3-1 Pens

5:29- SID SCORES!!! Tanger comes flying into the Leafs zone and fires a shot. Reimer makes the save, but gives up a huge rebound. Tanger shoots the rebound toward the net and it goes off the post. The puck finds a wide open Sid. Sid corrals the bouncing puck and shots one in the wide open net. Pens take the lead 2-1

7:42- The Pens PP chance has come to an end.

9:12- Pens now with a regular PP for about 1:10.

9:43- Pens will get a 5 on 3 PP chance for 40 seconds as the Leafs get a delay of game!

11:00- Pens get a PP chance!

12:48- VAN RIEMSDYK SCORES ON THE PP! Kessel fires a shot from the half boards and Van Riemsdyk screening Flower redirects one between his pads into the net. 1-1 tie game!

12:58- Maple Leafs will get the first PP of the game as Bennett is sent to the sin bin for a high sticking penalty.

15:00- Bennett stands strong in the front of the Leafs net and tries to jam in the loose puck. Reimer makes the pad save. Nice chance by the Pens.

19:20- NEAL SCORES! Geno wins a offensive zone faceoff and Neal gets the puck in the slot. He fries a rocket shot pass everyone, including Maple Leafs goalie Reimer! Pens take the early lead 1-0!

20:00- It's time for some Pens hockey as the puck has been dropped! Pens @ Maple Leafs Lets Go Pens! 

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