Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Capitals are Behind Enemy Lines! 3/19/13

The Pens are set to take on the Washington Capitals tonight at the Consol Energy Center. The Pens are a hot streak with nine straight wins and they look to extend that to ten. The Pens will be without the services of both Geno and Tanger. The Pens have a huge hole to fill without Tanger in the lineup and will have to be more defensively smart tonight. Cooke didn't skate with the team this morning, but per Bylsma he will be a game-time decision. If Cooke doesn't play then the team will dress seven defensemen. Flower will start in the net and is coming off a 23rd career shutout, so look for him to come up big with the Pens being without the services of key players.

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Orpik, Martin
Eaton, Niskanen
Engo  Depres

Flower will start in the net!

Play By Play
Pens 2 Capitals 1

3rd Period
0:00- PENS WIN 2-1!! TEN WINS IN A ROW!!! 

0:02- Pens PP!

0:07- Sid with an empty net chance and is robbed by the goal post.

1:12- Caps put Holtby back in and then Pens with icing. Holtby comes out again.

1:27- Caps empty their net.

2:36- Flower makes a nice pad save to direct the puck to the far corner.

5:02- Duper with a sneaky sharp angle shot, but Holtby is able to make the save.

8:02- NISKANEN SCORES!!! Pens start up ice with some momentum after the penalty kill. Sid comes flying into the center of the Caps zone and passes to Cooke. Cooke makes a cross ice pass to Niskanen. Nisky fires a hard shot right over a down Capital player and between the glove and pad of Holtby. Pens take the lead 2-1!

8:11- Pens with a huge PK effort by the Pens to kill off the four minute Caps PP.

12:11- Caps are getting another PP chance as Cooke is headed to the box for boarding. Cooke ends up getting an extra two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct and Caps now have a four minute PP.

15:40- Glass lays a huge hit on a Capitals player in the offensive zone.

18:47- Pens are able to kill off the Caps PP. Good way to start the third period.

20:00- Third period time! Caps have a 1:12 PP to work with to start. Huge penalty kill for Pens. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the game is tied 1-1 each team with a PP goal.

0:48- Vitale is sent off to the box for tripping and the Caps will get a PP chance.

1:30- Orpik dumps Ovechkin to the ice with one hand. Physical force.

2:51- Cooke with a drive that goes up and over the head of Holtby.

4:39- Flower comes out a little to challenge on Caps shot and makes a nice save.

6:11- Caps ice the puck. Pens offensive zone chance.  

8:53- MARTIN SCORES ON THE PP!!! Bennett lets the puck drop to Sid who makes a nice pass to Martin at the point. Martin fires a hard shot that blows pass Holtby. 1-1 tie game!

10:49- Pens going on the PP as Chimera is sent to the sin bin for hooking.

11:40- CAPS OVECHKIN SCORES ON THE PP! Ovechkin is left alone at the side of the net and fires one pass the blocker of Flower. Caps take 1-0 lead.

20:00- Second period time.

1st Period
Tech problems

20:00- The puck has been dropped and the game is underway! Time for the Pens to show Capitals what it means to be behind enemy lines...in the Pens territory! Lets Go Pens! 

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