Friday, April 5, 2013

Rematch Time! Pens vs. Rangers 4/5/13

The Pens are set to take on the Rangers again after a hard lost to them Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden 6-1. Pens look to snap their two game losing streak with a win tonight at home. No new injury updates to report. Jokinen will make his debut as a Penguin tonight, centering Duper and Kuni. Welcome to Pittsburgh! Lets give him a warm welcome and get a win tonight! Lets Go Pens!

Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Orpik, Eaton
Murray, Niskanen
Engo, Bortuzzo

Flower in the net!

Play By Play
Pens 2 Rangers 1

Callahan misses the net and PENS WIN 2-1! Flower is the player of the game and deserves to be the first star of the game!

Duper is stopped by Lundqvist!

Zuccarellos is stopped by Flower!

Geno is stopped by Lundqvist. Lundqvist looks to be in some discomfort.

Flower stops Nash!

Jokinen scores!

OT Period

1:54- Geno and Duper exchange the puck behind the net being sneaky! Lundqvist with the save as Duper tries to jam one in. Impressive play.

3:13- Flower makes a pad save!

5:00- OT time! Come on Pens, lets win this one for Flower!

3rd Period
0:00- We are headed to OT! 1-1 tie game!

1:07- Flower with a pad save on Stephan's shot!

2:46- Flower comes up with another huge save. Boyle gets a breakaway chance, but Flower denies him with a stick save!

4:47- NASH SCORES! Nash fires a quick shot through a screen off the faceoff win. Nothing Flower could do on that one. 1-1 tie game!

4:50- Rangers PP ends.

4:52- Flower makes a great save and lays down on the puck to keep it out! Play is reviewed...NO GOAL!!!

6:50- Duper is sent to the box for unsportsmanlike conduct and Rangers with the PP chance.

7:42- Pens PP comes to an end. Boyle is just sent flying by Murray, what a hit! Bulldozer! "He went down like a the Empire State Building" Bob Errey

8:42- Neal gets an elbow to the face from Del Zotto and goes down hard. Trainer comes out to help him. Neal looks disoriented and is still wobbly as he his helped off the ice. He heads to the locker room.

9:45- Boyle cross-checks Kuni into the boards and he goes down hard. Kuni is slow to get up. Boyle is sent to the box for cross-checking penalty and the Pens will get a PP chance.

11:39- FLOWER WITH SOME HIGHWAY ROBBERY! Flashes the glove and makes a split pad save on Stephan's shot! Amazing! Flower Power, he is in beast mode right now!

12:06- Flower with a nice pad save on Nash's shot!

14:32- Neal is back on the ice for his shift. Very good sign and he looked good on that shift.

17:25- Neal goes to the bench and looks to be in some pain.

19:30- JOKINEN SCORES!!! Jokinen with a sniper shot that goes pass Lundqvist and into the net! His first goal as a Penguin and the first of the game! Pens lead 1-0! Welcome to the Burgh Jokinen!

20:00- Third period time! Pens looks to get the important first goal on the board, lets do it early in the third! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and it's still scoreless! Both goalies have been sharp in their nets! Flower was amazing and Pens look to get more offensive plays going.

0:31- Flower makes a huge pad save on Richards' shot!

2:40- Flower ends up losing his glove on a play, but plays on. He even looks ready to make a save without the glove! When the play is clear the ref helps him out. Dedicated goalie

4:45- Rangers kill off the Pens PP. Iggy had a great chance in the slot, but Lundqvist made the save. You can feel how important the first goal is in this game. Lets get it Pens!

6:45- Powe gets a delay of game penalty and the Pens will head to the PP!

9:55- Flower denies Asham's one timer shot! Really holding down the fort for the Pens!

10:06- Lundqvist is caught moving to anticipated and Iggy almost jams one in from the side of the net! Crazy battle in front of the net there.

11:17- The Pens with a great PK effort and Flower was solid in the net. Rangers PP comes to an end and Pens are back to full strength.

12:33- Stephan is left all alone in the slot and gets a wicked shot off. Flower comes to the top of the crease to challenge and flashes the glove to make the save. Amazing save by the Flower!

13:17- The Rangers will get the first PP of the game as Eaton is sent to the box for holding.

13:21- Sutter is back on the bench for the Pens.

15:50- Sutter takes a faceoff and ends up skating to the bench after losing the faceoff. He looks to be in pain and heads down the runway to the locker room. Stephan's stick hit the hand of Sutter on the faceoff.

19:35- Pens come out right away and pressure the Rangers. Jokinen fans on a shot right in front of Lundqvist.

20:00- Second period time! Pens really need to get the first goal and take control of this game! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and it's scoreless. Pens had some good chances during that first period and Flower was strong in the net. Shots were 13-11 in favor of the Rangers.

1:18- Flower looking really sharp in this game. Reason Rangers haven't scored, they have had some quality chances. Pens with their own quality chances on Lundqvist, but he has come up big for Rangers.

2:37- TK crashes the net for the rebound chance. Lundqvist makes the pad save on TK's shot deep in his own net.

6:40- Rangers D-man breaks his stick and the Pens get an odd man rush. Geno makes the cross ice pass to Neal, flying down the left wing. His shot is saved by the stick of Lundqvist. Nice chance for Pens there.

7:30- Jokinen gets a chance right in front of the net, but he over skates the rebound. Kuni gets the puck, but Lundqvist makes the save with his head.

9:20- Duper's backhander shot goes pass Lundqvist and goes across the crease. Then Rangers transition to the Pens zone, but Flower makes the save.

10:32- Flower with a great save on Nash and he makes sure there is no rebound.

11:47- Engo and Clowe drop the gloves. Great scrap.

14:07- Jokinen has been flying on his two shifts as a Penguin. Pens looking better to start this game. They have come out hard and been battling. This is Pens hockey, lets continue it!

17:20- Morrow comes out and has a great shift. Battling hard for the puck and laying two huge hits on both ends of the ice.

20:00- The puck has dropped and here we go! Welcome to Pittsburgh Jokinen! It's Hockey Night in Pittsburgh! Lets Go Pens! 

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