Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pens Visit Madison Square Garden to take on the Rangers! 4/3/12

The Pens have traveled to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers! Ray Shero made one last move before the trade deadline acquiring Jokinen from the Carolina Hurricanes. No changes on the injury front. Hopefully the Pens can get back on track after a lack lesser performance last night against the Buffalo Sabres. Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kuni, Sutter, Duper
Neal, Geno, Iginla
Morrow, TK, Cooke
Glass, Vitale, Adams

Orpik, Engo
Murray, Niskanen
Despres, Bortuzzo

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
Pens 1 Rangers 6

3rd Period
0:00- That's it as the Rangers get the win 6-1 over the Pens. Pens didn't come with the same energy and let the Rangers take control of the game. Hopefully this is a different story on Friday.

1:39- Boyle goes around Despres and Flower stands strong in the net to make the save.

2:46- Flower with a lighting fast glove save on Rangers shot. Impressive.

5:42- Pens are able to kill off the Rangers PP and are back to full strength.

7:42- Orpik gets a cross-checking penalty and Rangers get yet another PP.

10:13- MOORE SCORES! Moore fires one from the blue line and it is goes off Cooke right through the five hole of Flower. Rangers lead 6-1!

12:15- Murray pinches in and keeps the play alive in the Rangers zone. Kuni gets behind the defense and is alone in front of the net. Lundqvist robs Kuni!

12:32- Flower makes another nice pad save on a shot from Richards.

13:51- Glass and Asham finally get the chance and drop the gloves. Nice fight and they head to the box.

15:00- Neal gets a nice shot in the slot that is saved by Lundqvist. Geno picks up the rebound, but his pocket is picked before he can get a shot off.

15:44- Flower makes another great glove save on Rangers shot.

17:01- TK takes a shot and it goes up high over the net.

20:00- Third period is underway! Pens need to put some points on the board and clean up their defensive play this period. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Rangers deliver another dominating performance to extend their lead t 5-1 over the Pens.

1:54- Flower comes out to make a huge pad save. Puck trickles pass the goal post and Pens can clear.

4:37- Geno crashes the net and gets a great chance. Three Rangers bring him down, so he is unable to try to wrap the puck around Lundqvist's pad.

8:08- CLOWE SCORES ON THE PP! Flower is caught to one side of the net and Clowe is left wide open at the other side of the net. He is able to put it into the net. Rangers with their third PP goal lead 5-1.

8:37- Cooke gets a tripping penalty, so Rangers will head to the PP. Asham gets a unsportsmanlike conduct penalty as well as Glass, who also gets a game misconduct.

9:02- Bortuzzo with a hard shot that is blocked. Rangers ice the puck and have tired players on the ice.

12:23- Flower comes up with a huge save on a point blank shot by Callahan. Really solid and making good saves, game could be way worse.

15:22- Geno crashes the net, but just can't get the puck into the net.

17:33- DUPER SCORES!!! Duper crashes the net and picks up the loose puck. He roofs one over the pad of Lundqvist! 4-1 Rangers

18:07- BRASSARD SCORES ON THE PP! Brassard crosses into the slot area and takes a hit right after staying in the area to fire the puck. It finds the back of the net. Rangers lead 4-0!

18:33- Geno is sent off for tripping and the Pens will bring out their PK unit as Rangers head to the PP.

19:49- Pens PP ends and the Rangers are back to full strength.

20:00- Second period time! Pens have 11 seconds left on their PP. Alright Pens it's time to pick up your game and show the Rangers who is the best team in the league.

1st Period
0:00- First period ends. Rangers dominated that period and as a result have the lead 3-0 over the Pens.

1:49- Del Zotto takes a seat for tripping and Pens get a PP.

2:15- Rangers get a 3 on 1 chance and Nash is left wide open. Flower denies him with a blocker save. Amazing save by the Flower.

3:00- Pens finally get some good offensive zone time, but need more of this and they have to result in goals.

5:30- Flower comes up with a huge save to keep the Pens from falling any further down this hole they have dug. Goal update: Boyle is now credited with the Rangers first goal.

5:41- CLOWE SCORES! Orpik is beat for the puck and Clowe is all alone to get the puck. He takes it right to the net and sneaks it pass the skate of Flower. Rangers now up 3-0. Pens call a timeout.

7:41- MCDONAGH SCORES! Richards wins the puck off the boards and passes to McDonagh in the slot. He was left all alone and is able to put one top shelf on Flower. 2-0 Rangers

8:20- Solid pad save by Flower and he directs it into the corner. Pens sloppy in their defensive zone right now.

9:59- RICHARDS SCORES ON THE PP! Rangers are able to keep the puck in the zone after Pens fail to clear it. Richards gets the puck and fires one from the point. It gets redirected as it travels through the traffic in front of the net and goes pass the glove side of Flower. Nothing Flower could do on that one. 1-0 Rangers

11:24- The Rangers will now get a PP chance as Kuni is caught for slashing, away from the play.

13:38- Stephan gets speed down the right side into the Pens zone and lets go of a wicked wrist shot. Flower is able to get a piece of it and direct it up into the netting.

15:36- The Rangers are able to kill off the Pens PP. Some nice looks at the net, but the Pens only register two shots on net.

16:36- Lundqvist makes a sweet glove save on Niskanen's shot from the point. Then Iginla gets a shot off that hits the goal post!

17:36- The Pens will get the first PP of the game as McDonagh will be sent to the sin bin for high sticking.

18:31- There have been three icings already in this game. Neither team getting anything going yet.

20:00- The puck drops and this game is on! Lets Go Pens! 

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