Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pens in New Jersey to take on the Devils! 4/25/13

The Pens are in New Jersey to face the Devils! The Pens are no longer in the hunt for the Presidents' trophy as the Blackhawks locked it up last night with a win against the Oilers. That's fine with me! All we need is the Stanley Cup! The Devils are no longer in the playoff hunt. Should be a mellow game between the two teams, but the Devils may want to make a statement against the Pens. On the injury front, Neal and Martin practiced with the team and tomorrow Sid will rejoin the Pens team practice! Orpik and Vitale stayed in Pittsburgh with Sid as they both have lower body injuries.

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Iginla, Geno, Bennett 
Kuni, Jokinen, Duper
Morrow, Sutter, Cooke 
Glass, Adams, TK

Eaton, Tanger
Murray, Niskanen 
Despres, Engo

Flower in the net!

Play By Play
Pens 2 Devils 3  

3rd Period
0:00- The Devils get come out with the win 3-2 over the Pens! At least they are losing now, so it doesn't happen in the makes them humble.

0:33- The Pens have an empty net!

0:44- Flower hasn't been able to come out and get an extra attacker on the ice for the Pens. Devils keeping the Pens pinned at this point.

2:45- The Pens PP comes to an end. Not that great of a PP, except for Tanger's chance that was saved by the pad of Hedberg.

4:45- The Pens will not get a much needed PP as Carter takes a seat for delay of game.

6:10- KOVALCHUK SCORES! Kovalchuk attempts a pass to the center of the ice, but it's redirected by the stick of Sutter right to the back of the net. Devils take the lead 3-2 over the Pens!

8:30- Geno with a chance at the side of the net, but Hedberg is there to meet him.

12:40- Devils with a huge chance as Zajac fires one that goes over the glove of Flower, but the crossbar backs Flower up!

14:25- The Pens come up with a big kill as the Devils PP comes to an end.

16:25- Now Morrow is sent to the box and the Devils head right back onto the PP! Big kill for the Pens here.

16:59- CLARKSON SCORES ON THE PP! Clarkson is in front of the net and is able to direct the puck through the five hole of Flower. This is now a 2-2 tie game.

17:30- The Devils will get a PP to work with as Duper takes a seat for tripping.

20:00- Time for the third period! Pens need to hold on and extend their lead! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens still have the lead 2-1 over the Devils!

1:27- ZAJAC SCORES! Zajac crashes the net and is able to get one pass Flower. Pens had been in the defensive zone for awhile and seemed tried. Not great puck movement to get the puck out, turned over the puck which lead to the goal. Devils back within one. 2-1 Pens.

2:26- The Pens grinder line is out and working hard. Adams, Glass, and TK are pressuring the Devils.

5:59- JOKINEN SCORES ON THE PP!!! Tanger makes an awesome outlet pass to Jokinen, who comes into the Devils zone then cuts into the middle. He lets go of a wicked shot that blows pass the blocker of Hedberg! Tanger is tied with Subban now and Flower even got an assist! Pens up 2-0!

6:46- Bennett with a chance right on the Devils doorstep, but Hedberg robs him with the pad. Great pass by Geno and he draws a tripping penalty. The Pens are heading to the PP.

9:30- Tanger gets into the Devils zone and makes a centering pass to Geno, in the slot, but the puck bounces over Geno's stick. Great play!

10:41- Duper kicks it into a new gear, as he races for a breakaway chance. He is tied up a bit and can't get a shot off!

14:09- The Pens kill off the short Devils PP.

14:21- Devils with a short PP for 12 seconds.

16:08- Well that PP didn't last as Iginla is sent to the box for hooking. 4 on 4 hockey for 1:48!

16:21- Hedberg plays the puck outside the trapezoid and the Pens will get a PP.

18:30- Hedberg's pad robs Iginla in the slot area. Close one for the Pens, almost made it 2-0!

20:00- Second period is underway! Lets Go Pens!

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

1:52- Pens with some great defensive work, keeping the Devils at bay.

3:30- Clarkson gets a point blank shot, but is robbed Flower! Amazing save!

5:13- Flower makes a nice pad save. Back and forth hockey going on right now, each team getting some time in the offensive zone and then getting pushed out.

11:08- COOKE SCORES!!! Sutter goes to the net and takes a shot, it's saved by Hedberg. Cooke crashes the net and finds the rebound. He backhands one through Hedberg's fivehole. Pens take the lead 1-0!

12:10- Murray with a hard shot from the point and Hedberg comes up with the pad save. He holds on for a faceoff.

13:56- Devils out shooting the Pens to start this game, but Flower has been sharp in the net. The Pens more on the defensive, but starting to get some offensive zone time.

18:20- The Pens were on the rush and Geno comes in late. Kuni gets a pass to him and Geno fires. Fayne blocks the shot in front of the net.

20:00- Puck drops at center ice and this game is on! Pens @ Devils! Lets Go Pens!

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