Saturday, March 16, 2013

Pens Welcome the Rangers to Pittsburgh 3/16/13

The Pens are back at Consol to host the New York Rangers! The Pens look to extend their seven game winning streak to eight, but the Rangers are looking to end that. Geno will once again be out of the lineup, but he did skate earlier on his own. Another big game for the Pens. Hopefully they can take control of this game early and keep it throughout the game.

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Orpik, Martin
Eaton, Tanger
Despres, Niskanen

Flower will be between the pipes!

Play By Play
Pens 3 Rangers 0

3rd Period
0:00- PENS WIN 3-0 over the Rangers! Flower gets his 23rd career shutout and it's a new franchise record!

2:31- Kuni makes a backhanded pass to Sid and he is robbed by Lundqvist. Tried to elevate the puck, but couldn't.

5:37- Pens with a great PK effort and we are back to full strength.

7:37- Glass gets a tripping penalty and Rangers with a PP!

8:25- Flower with a great pad save on Gaborik's shot!

9:31- Flower makes a nice glove save. He has really been holding down the fort for the Pens.

12:31- DUPER SCORES!!! Jeffrey slides a pass right through two Ranger defenders to Duper. Duper with a wicked backhander right into the net! Pens now up 3-0 over Rangers!

13:26- TK SCORES ON THE PP!!! Tanger makes a great pass right into the wheel house of TK. TK whips one pass the glove side of Lundvqist! Pens up 2-0!

15:05- Pens will get another PP chance as Stralman is caught for tripping. Big PP for Pens to go up 2-0!

17:00- Great defensive work by the Pens getting sticks in the way to break up Rangers play.

20:00- Third period is underway! Time for the Pens to wrap this game up. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens hold their 1-0 lead over the Rangers!

2:21- Lundqvist makes a glove save, but bobbles the puck. The Rangers are able to get to it first and clear it out.

5:28- Pens PP comes to an end. Great cycling of the puck and had some really good chances. Lundqvist coming up big to keep the Rangers within one.

7:28- Nash takes a tripping penalty and Pens will get a PP chance!

9:53- Duper with a hard, sharp angle shot that is saved by a ready Lundqvist. Quality chance as Duper was trying to catch Lundqvist off guard.

12:00- Pens with great offensive zone time and keeping the Rangers pinned in their own end.

14:49- Sutter and Eaton get a 2 on 1 chance. Sutter with a pass right to Eaton and he fans on the shot!

16:09- Flower comes up with a big pad save and Pens are able to make a full change.

18:45- Rangers with a shot that goes off the body of Orpik. It lays on the goal line and Flower dives to cover it up!

19:23- Mad scramble in front of the Pens net and Flower keeps it out. Richards makes a turning, point blank shot and Flower makes the save!

20:00- Second period time! Pens look to extend their lead over the Rangers and it's starting to turn nasty. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Pens have the lead 1-0 over the Rangers. Looks to be a nasty game coming ahead.

0:33- Back to full strength for both teams.

2:33- Duper is just dumped by McDonagh at the back of the net. Was a nasty, boarding hit on Duper and no call is made. Girardi punches Sid in the back of the head and Sid had enough. They exchange blows and both get roughing penalties. 4 on 4 hockey

3:47- Cooke makes a pass to Sutter coming into the slot. The play is broken up by Del Zotto!

5:00- Pens have nine shots on net with the Rangers having only two, both of them on the PP. Pens with just total dominance all over the ice right now.

7:57- Sid comes flying into the Rangers zone and chips the puck ahead of the defense. His shot hits the goal post and a lucky bounce has it coming out of the net instead of going in.

8:12- Pens kill off the Rangers PP. Rangers finally register their first shot of the game, but Pens PK was on it. Keeping the Rangers from getting any good chances on Flower.

10:07- Rangers PP chance for 1:55!

10:12- Despres with a elbowing penalty and 4 on 4 hockey for a five seconds. Pens PP was doing really good. Getting shots and cycling the puck well, Rangers blocking a great amount of them.

12:07- Pens will get the first PP chance of the game as Miller is sent to the box for cross checking.

13:40- Sutter makes a great defensive play to break up a centering attempt by the Rangers right in front of the Pens goal.

14:50- Sid goes to the point to cover for Orpik and takes a slap shot. It's deflect wide of the net by the stick of Kuni.

18:30- BENNETT SCORES!!! Jeffrey makes a chip pass into the Rangers zone that Bennett steps right into. His shot blows pass the blocker of Lundqvist and hits the post to bounce into the net. 1-0 Pens

19:02- Duper makes a pass to Sid right at the side of the net. Instead of shooting he makes a pass to Tanger coming into the slot. Tanger just misses the pass!

20:00- The puck has dropped and we are underway! It's a hockey day in Pittsburgh! Lets Go Pens

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