Friday, March 22, 2013

Pens Visit the Island...ers! 3/22/13

The Pens are visiting the New York Islanders tonight and hope to continue their winning streak, extending it to eleven games! The Pens have been on fire, taking over the Eastern Conference standings and they have a twelve point lead over the second place Devils in the Atlantic division. On the injury front, Geno and Tanger both skated with the strength and conditioning coach and the team this morning, they are still listed as day-to-day. TK is ill and will also be out of the lineup tonight. ROSTER UPDATE: The Pens have recalled Trevor Smith from WBS. Hopefully the Pens can keep this streak going and keep building as a team.

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Orpik, Martin
Eaton, Niskanen
Despres, Engo 

Vokoun will start in the net!

Play By Play
Pens 4 Islanders 2

3rd Period

0:01- DUPER SCORES!!! Duper is able to shoot in an empty net goal right before the buzzer sounds. Pens up 4-2 over Islanders!

1:21- Pens kill off the Islanders PP. Sutter with an empty net chance, but it goes wide.

1:10- Islanders empty their net.

3:21- Orpik takes a hooking penalty on Tavares as he would of had a breakaway chance. Isles with a PP chance again, big PK for Pens.

3:52- Islanders kill off the Pens PP.

5:32- Pens will now get a PP for 1:40!

5:52- Pens with great PK effort and draw a penalty. Bailey goes off for interference and some 4 on 4 hockey for 20 seconds.

7:32- Islanders get their PP of the game as Duper is sent to the box for hooking.

8:35- Pens have been able to keep pressuring Islanders in their zone. Pens going more into defensive mode though right now. Vokoun with a big save on a hard shot from Hamonic. Pens doing a good job of clearing traffic out of the front of the net.

11:40- Play finally stops and refs review the earlier Islanders' shot play. It goes off Vokoun's glove and hits the crossbar. No goal. Pens get lucky.

13:20- Pens have been very aggressive on the play and getting some great shots on net. No stoppage of play yet.

17:30- Islanders' shot hits the post! Close one, may be reviewed when play stops.

18:14- SUTTER SCORES!!! Cooke and Sutter get a 2 on 1 chance on the rush. Cooke with a sweet pass across the middle to Sutter, who fires one up high. It finds its way to the back of the net. Pens take the lead 3-2 over Islanders.

20:00- Third period is underway! Time for the Pens to amp up their game and take over this game! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens are able to tie this game up before they went into the locker room. 2-2 tie game.

0:13- KUNI SCORES!!! Sid and Duper work together to start the puck up ice. Sid makes an awesome backhanded pass to Kuni coming with speed into the slot. Kuni fires a shot right through the five hole of Nabokov. 2-2 tie game.

2:42- ISLANDERS BAILEY SCORES! Pens with some chances to clear the puck out of their zone, but don't get it out. Bailey picks up a rebound and goes right to the front of the net, basically unchallenged. He puts it around the pad of Vokoun. Islanders recapture the lead 2-1!

4:04- Vokoun makes a pad save and ends up falling down. Islander player right in front takes a shot and Vokun sticks his leg up to make a desperation save. Amazing second effort by Vokoun to make the save.

6:17- Vokoun makes a sharp save as he hugs the post to prevent a Islanders wrap around chance.

9:25- Sid dances behind the net and makes some great stick handling moves. He puts in front of the goal for Duper, but the Islanders are able to clear.

11:49- VITALE SCORES!!! Islanders turn the puck over in the neutral zone and Pens take advantage. Vitale gets open and fires a shot that flies pass the glove of Nabokov into the back of the net. 1-1 tie game!

12:30- Sid was everywhere on the ice for his shift. Working hard and battling for the puck. Impressive work in both the offensive and defensive zones.

15:29- Glass gets a run down the wing and takes a slap shot. Nabokov makes the glove save.

17:03- Vokoun makes two quick pad saves on shots coming from point blank range. He has looked sharped in this game and the reason the Pens are not down by more then one.

18:55- Pens PP comes to an end. Neal with a great shot, but he is denied by the goal post.

20:00- Second period is underway! Pens have a 1:15 PP to work with. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Islanders have the lead 1-0 over the Pens. Pens will have a PP to work with to start the second period.

0:55- Matt Martin gets a holding penalty and the Pens will get the first PP chance of the game.

2:57- Kuni is back on the ice and looks to be ok. Sid cuts to the net and tries to jam in a shot, but the save is made and the Islanders are able to clear.

3:22- Kuni goes to the bench and looks to be in pain. Trainer is looking at him.

7:13- Finally the Pens get their first shot on net! Neal with a hard wrist shot, but Nabokov makes the glove save.

10:55- Islanders swarm the net and Vokoun comes up with three amazing saves. One was a diving save and another was made while he was on his stomach. Islanders dominating so far in this period.

12:12- ISLANDERS STREIT SCORES! The Islanders win a faceoff in the Pens zone and pull it back to Streit stationed at the Pens blue line. He fires a hard rocket shot right pass the glove of Vokoun. Islanders take the early lead 1-0.

13:30- Vokoun makes a huge save on Islanders 2 on 1 chance. Vokoun stands at the top of his crease to challenge Bailey and makes a great pad save. He is looking sharp early in this game.

14:13- Islanders ice the puck. Pens with a good opportunity as they get a offensive zone faceoff.

16:00- Vokoun makes an unbelievable backwards, falling save. He reaches his stick out to move the puck away from the blue line as he is falling backwards. Islanders with five shots and Pens with none so far.

16:29- Adams and Matt Martin drop the gloves. Fight ends quickly as Adams falls down and Adams took a punch early right on the chin.

18:09- Islander skates right in front of the net and receives a pass. He turns and fires a shot, but Vokoun stays aware to make a quick save.

20:00- The puck has dropped and we are underway! Lets Go Pens! 

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