Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pens Host the Buffalo Sabres!

By MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Penguins are set to host the Buffalo Sabres at Consol Energy Center! The Penguins are coming off a great season/home opener against the Devils Thursday night with a 3-0 win. The Penguins shut down the Devils, as the Flower earned his 24th career shutout and 250th career win. The Penguins didn't go without some loss, as Neal left the game in the first period due to an upper body injury. The Penguins will be without his services tonight and Letang, though he did skate on his own this morning. Tonight will be the 800th career game for Duper! Hopefully the Penguins can keep the momentum going. If they play like they did Thursday night then this game will be golden for the Penguins.

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kuni, Sid, Duper
Jokinen, Geno, Bennett
Jeffrey, Sutter, Kobasew
Glass, Vitale, Adams

Orpik, Martin
Scuderi, Niskanen
Maatta, Bortuzzo

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
PENS 4 Sabres 1

3rd Period
0:00- PENS WIN 4-1!!!! Great job by the Flower and the Pens looked sharp once again! Lets keep it up boys! WE ARE 2-0 TO START THE SEASON!

1:45- ADAMS SCORES!!!! Sabres defense was unaware that the goal was empty and Adams took his time gaining the red line. He puts one in the empty net. 4-1 Pens

2:00- Sabres empty net!

4:54- SABRES VANEK SCORES! Vanek knocks the puck out of the air and it finds its way to the back of the net. Pens still lead 1-0!

5:06- The Pens have been amazing at blocking shots. Magnificent effort by the defense and forwards to block shots.

8:44- Bennett, Geno, and Jokinen are a great line. Impressive plays and setting up some great chances on Enroth.

9:51- KUNI SCORES!!! Kuni is mugged by Weber on a breakaway chance and he is rewarded a penalty shot! Kuni makes a little head and shoulder move, puts one off the backhand, and it rolls between the pad and glove of Enroth. Pens up 3-0!

10:37- Orpik and Vanek exchange some words and shoves. Feeling a fight coming on at some point in this game...just a feeling.

11:41- The Pens PP comes to an end. Enroth was the star of the Sabres PP. He is keeping the Pens at bay, but just barely.

12:53- Sid with a breakaway chance as he blows pass the Sabres defense! He goes up high and it goes off the crossbar! Sid was flying!

13:41- Sid and Geno get a 2 on 1 chance and Vanek hooks Sid. He will head to the box and the Pens get a PP chance.

15:30- Sabres turning over the puck in their zone and in the neutral zone. The Pens are taking advantage and pinning the Sabres in the defensive zone.

18:28- What an effort by Geno! Enroth with the pad save, but Geno diving across trying to get the puck into the net.

20:00- Time to wrap this up with a bow! The Pens have to kill a second off the Sabres PP, which is going to happen. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens are still up 2-0! Sabres will have 1 second left on the PP to start the third period.

1:59- The Sabres finally get the puck out of their zone after the Pens pinned them in their own zone for a long time. Sid gets a tripping penalty and the Sabres get a PP to work with.

4:50- Geno commits theft, as he picks the pocket of a Sabre in the neutral zone. He passes to Jokinen, but he shoots the puck wide.

6:20- Bennett with some slick stick moves to carry the puck into the Sabres zone. He fires a shot that just goes wide of the net.

9:03- The Pens with a great PK effort as Sutter is released and the Pens are back to full strength.

11:03- Sabres will get a PP as Sutter is sent to the sin bin for delay of game.

11:04- Ott with a turn around shot in the slot, but Flower gets a toe to redirect the puck!

12:33- Bortuzzo with a sharp angle shot after Sid gets him the puck through traffic. Enroth able to make the pad save.

15:16- Duper is left alone in front of the net and Sid feeds him the puck! Enroth able to make the save.

18:43- Sabres turn over the puck in their zone once again. Geno snaps a shot that goes off both goal post and Bennett tries to pop in the rebound, but Enroth gloves up the puck. So close, it had the Pens bench and fans behind Enroth standing up.

20:00- Second period time! The Pens need to keep up the tight playing and put it to the Sabres! Lets Go Pens!

First Period
0:00- The first period ends and the Pens are up 2-0 over the Sabres!

1:11- Stafford makes a quick turn around move, in front of the net, but Flower flashes the pad to deny him!

3:54- Geno with a shot that goes right through the blue paint.

6:17- KOBASEW SCORES!! Sutter tees up a hard shot from the point and Kobasew gets a piece of it to put it pass Enroth! The Pens are up 2-0!

7:57- The Pens PP comes to an end. Some good chances, but Enroth there to stop them.

8:07- The Pens with a bang-bang play behind the net, but Enroth able to make the save with the paddle down.

9:57- The Pens will get a PP chance as Myers takes a seat for interference.

12:53- Flower hasn't been tested much, but looks sharp to start.

16:21- SID SCORES! Great cycling down low by Sid, Duper, and Kuni line. Duper gets the puck to Sid at the front of the net. Sid shoots, but Enroth makes the pad save. Sid puts up his own rebound and puts it pass Enroth's blocker into the back of the net. 1-0 Pens

17:58- Bennett with some amazing plays in the Buffalo zone. Impressive.

19:09- Martin is the trailing man on the play. He gets the puck has snaps one up high, Enroth puts it to the corner off his blocker.

20:00- The puck has dropped and this game is underway! Pens vs Sabres! Time to get to work and keep the momentum going! 

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