Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Maple Leafs Blow into Pittsburgh!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in town to play the Penguins tonight at 7:30pm. The Penguins are dealing with some more injuries to their lineup both on offensive and defense. Beau Bennett has undergone wrist surgery and will be out 4-10 weeks. The Penguins were dealt another blow on the injury front, Paul Martin suffered a fractured tibia during Monday nights game against the Bruins when he blocked a shot. He continued to play with the injury, which shows how tough hockey players are. Martin will be out 4-6 weeks with this injury. The Penguins have recalled players from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to combat the injury list. Jayson Megna, Chris Conner, and Simon Despres have the honor of being called up. Also, the Penguins changed up their lines during practice and were trying to see how everyone would fit in. This game is going to be hard work for the Penguins, but with everyone working together and playing their game they should come out with the win against the Maple Leafs. As always, Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kuni, Sid, Duper
Jokinen, Geno, Neal
Conner, Sutter, Ebbett
Adams, Vitale, Megna

Orpik, Tanger
Maatta, Niskanen
Despres, Engo

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
PENS 6 Maple Leafs 5


Clarkson is denied by the pad of Zatkoff!

Sid stick handles around Bernier's poke check and scores!

Bozak is stopped by Zatkoff!

Jokinen is denied by Bernier!

OT Period
0:00- We are headed to a shootout!

1:30- Sid and Geno are working hard and winning some hard puck battles.

3:09- Despres fires a shot from the point that goes wide. It was a rocket of a shot.

5:00- Time for OT! Lets Do This Pens! Lets Go Pens!

3rd Period
0:00- The Pens tied the game up 5-5 and they take this game to OT!

1:39- With time whining down the Pens call a timeout.

2:20- The Pens are getting good pressure on the Leafs and playing a smarter defensive game.

4:13- Sutter brings the puck to the front of the net, but Bernier is able to cover for the whistle.

6:11- The Pens are knocking on Bernier's door! Geno, Jokinen, and Neal getting some huge chances on net! The Pens now have 43 shots!

8:16- Sid and Kuni get somewhat of a two on chance! Sid passes to Kuni, but Bernier robs him with a pad save!

12:19- GENO SCORES!!!!! Kuni flies down the wing and passes to Sid, driving to the net! He tries to shove the puck under the pad of Bernier and Geno comes in to help! He pushes Bernier off the puck with his stick and puts the puck into the net! 5-5 tie game!

12:53- The Pens give a great defensive effort and kill off the Leafs PP!

14:53- Geno is headed to the box and the Leafs will have a PP in 11 seconds after some 4 on 4 hockey.

15:40- NEAL SCORES ON THE PP!!!!! Neal recieves a pass in his wheel house and burns Bernier on the glove side! The Pens are within one goal! 5-4 Leafs! Pens still with a PP.

16:42- Van Riemsdyk holds up Tanger and he heads to the box for hooking. 5 on 3 PP for the Pens for 54 seconds.

17:48- The Pens will be getting another PP chance as Smithson is headed to the box for holding.

20:00- Third period is underway! The Pens need to stop turning over the puck and keep the play in the Leafs zone! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- The second period comes to an end and the Leafs still have the lead 5-3 over the Pens.

0:04- BOZAK SCORES! The Pens turnover the puck on a rushed play before the period ends. The Leafs lead by two goals again, 5-3 Leafs

4:40- TANGER SCORES ON THE PP!!! Tanger fires a shot from the point it finds its way between Bernier's pads! The Pens are within one point! 4-3 Leafs

5:15- The Pens are getting a PP as Holland is headed to the sin bin for interference.

6:45- Both teams are back to full strength.

8:45- Sid and Phaneuf are in the box for roughing and we have some 4 on 4 hockey!

8:50- Phaneuf and Sid battle. This ends up in the two teams exchanging words and shoves.

10:10- The Pens score, but the goal is called back as a result of a high stick by Geno on the play. I don't agree, Sutter may have touched it and then it would be a good goal.

11:33- GENO SCORES ON THE PP!! Sid passes to Tanger at the point! Tanger puts the puck in the wheelhouse of Geno! Geno fires a shot against the grain and on one knee into the top corner! 4-2 Leafs

11:43- Kuni draws and penalty on Gunnarsson for interference. The Pens get a another PP chance.

12:35- Despres comes into the Leafs zone and fires a slap shot. Bernier makes the shoulder save.

14:08- The Pens PP doesn't do much and the Leafs easily kill. The Pens were passing to much on that PP.

16:08- Kadri bulldozes Zatkoff behind the net and is sent to the box for goalie interference. The Pens will get a PP chance.

16:29- The Pens survive the Leafs PP, they had some help from the goal post!

18:29- Neal is called slashing and the Leafs get a PP chance.

19:18- KESSEL SCORES! Tanger is beaten and Kessel puts a beautiful shot on net, which Zatkoff had not chance to save. 4-1 Leafs

19:40- VAN RIEMSDYK SCORES! There was a miscommunication between Tanger and Flower behind the net. The Leafs take advantage and Van Riemsdyk puts one under Flower's pad. Flower is pulled for Zatkoff. 3-1 Leafs

20:00- It is time for the second period! The Pens need to put pucks on net and outwork the Leafs! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Leafs have the lead 2-1 over the Pens, but they out-shot the Leafs 17-10.

1:36- Maatta fires a shot from the point that just barely goes wide of the net. Needed some more organization on that play.

2:28- The Pens have had some good pressure, but seem to be over passing. They need to shoot more pucks on net if they want to regain the lead.

6:04- The Pens are dominating with puck possession, but are behind in this game. The Pens have been in this situation before.

8:19- KADRI SCORES! The Pens are caught up ice on a rush, leaving Engo all alone in the defensive zone. The Leafs get a 3 on 1 chance and Kadri capitalize. The Leafs now take the lead 2-1.

11:31- Kessel lets go of a sneaky shot, but Flower tracks the puck to make the pad save.

14:50- VAN RIEMSDYK SCORES ON THE PP! Van Riemsdyk is able to redirect the puck under the pad of Flower and this game is tied up 1-1.

14:59- The Leafs will get the first PP of the game as Despres is called for interference.

16:05- Sid sticks handles in a phone booth in front of the net and shoots one backhanded. Bernier makes the pad save.

18:03- CONNER SCORES! Sutter goes into the corner to fish out the puck and gets it Ebbett. He passes across the goal mouth to Conner, who roofs one! 1-0 Pens

20:00- The puck has dropped at Consol Energy Center! It's Hockey Night in Pittsburgh! Lets get to work tonight Pens and head to Florida with a win! Lets Go Pens

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