Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pens at Madison Square Garden!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show 

The Penguins have had a few days off, but they are ready to take on the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. It will be a great battle of the goalies with Marc-Andre Fleury on one end and Henrik Lundqvist at the other. The Penguins are on a roll with Sidney Crosby leading the way even with key individuals on the injury list. Good news it James Neal practiced with the team this morning. Hopefully Malkin can break out of this scoring slump, once that happens Malkin will be scoring left and right. This game should be competitive and interesting game. I don't think either team will blow each other out, but I have been wrong and the game of hockey can surprise you. Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Duper, Sid, Kuni
Jokinen, Geno, Megna
Glass, Sutter, Adams
Jeffrey, Vitale, Engo

Orpik, Martin
Niskanen, Tanger
Maatta, Bortuzzo

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
Pens 1 Rangers 5

3rd Period
0:00- Rangers beat the Pens 5-1 at Madison Square Garden. The Pens have two days off and need to regroup for their game on Saturday.

0:03- Bortuzzo goes off to the box for slashing. The Rangers get a 5 on 3 PP for the rest of the game.

0:43- Glass and Dorsett drop the gloves. Glass gets in a couple of shots and Dorsett ends up bloody!

0:45- The Pens will have a kill off a Rangers PP for the rest of the game. Adams is called for cross-checking.

1:29- The Rangers kill off another Pens PP.

3:29- Richards is sent to the box and the Pens get a PP!

6:10- Duper is still not on the bench for the Pens. The Rangers still have the ice tilted their way and keep pressuring the Pens. Lundqvist is there to make the saves when the Pens get a surge going.

10:03- BRASSARD SCORES! The Rangers pressure the Pens in their own zone and Brassard picks up the loose puck to put it pass Flower. 5-1 Rangers.

11:40- The Rangers take a shot and it hits the goal post. Duper is not on the bench and unaccounted for.

14:29- The Pens are able to kill the Rangers PP. Flower made some saves and the Pens defense kept the Rangers from getting any set up going.

16:29- Vitale gets an interference penalty and the Rangers bring out their PP unit.

16:51- The Pens PP comes to an end. Adams and Sutter both with huge chances, but somehow it stays out of the net.

18:36- The Pens now have a PP for 1:44.

18:52- Callahan is called for goalie interference. Some 4 on 4 hockey for 16 seconds.

20:00- Third period time! The Pens have to kill the Rangers PP for 1:24 and then need to take the puck to the Rangers zone, not letting it come out! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens are down 4-1! Rangers still have a 1:24 PP to work with when the third period starts.

0:36- Sid and Glass get a 2 on 1 chance, but Glass misses the net. Kuni goes after Zuccarello and the Rangers get a PP. Zuccarello gets a roughing penalty and Kuni gets both a roughing penalty along with a cross-checking.

1:30- The Pens making too many turnovers in the neutral zone, they need to clean up their passing.

4:22- CALLAHAN SCORES! The Pens turn over the puck again, this time Adams at the blue line. Hagelin fires one from the point and it's redirected by Callahan pass the glove of Flower. Rangers lead 4-1 over the Pens.

5:26- TANGER SCORES A PP GOAL! The puck is loose in the blue paint and Lundqvist isn't able to cover it. Tanger finds it in the blue paint and jams it into the goal! 3-1 Rangers

5:54- The Pens are going back on the PP, while Pouliot takes a seat for delay of game for closing his hand over the puck.

6:50- BOYLE SCORES! The Rangers with a great rush up the ice and Boyle with a hard shot from the point that Flower is unable to save. 3-0 Rangers.

7:15- The Pens PP ends. Lundqvist has shut down the Pens and is controlling the tempo of this game.

9:15- Girardi is sent to the sin bin for a tripping penalty and the Pens get another crack at the PP.

11:13- The Pens are starting to pick up a bit, but Rangers still in control of the tempo and speed of the game.

13:07- The Pens kill off the Rangers PP and they hold the Rangers to zero shots on net. Great defensive work on that PK.

15:07- The Rangers will get their first PP of the game as Orpik sits for interference.

16:53- The Pens PP comes to an end and their PP didn't look as good as their first PP chance. The Rangers were able to keep them from getting any real pressure in the offensive zone.

18:53- Hagelin is called for hooking and the Pens get a much needed PP.

20:00- Second period is underway! The Pens will have to step up their game being down by two and get a few behind Lundqvist! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Rangers are leading 2-0! The Pens started to get sloppy in the finally two minutes of play, they will have to pick it up for the next period.

0:46- STEPHAN SCORES! Stephan beats Niskanen and gets a one on one chance. He puts one on the blocker side of Flower. 2-0 Rangers

1:52- MCDONAGH SCORES! Malkin misses his man as McDonagh jumps into the play. He fires one from the slot area, which goes beats Flower on the short side. 1-0 Rangers

2:30- The Pens and Rangers are changing chances on net. Adams whips one in the slot and it hits the crossbar!

4:21- Both goalies have looked strong to start the game, looks to be a battle of the goalies.

6:32- Niskanen fires a rocket of a shot from the blue line, which is tipped by Duper and it sneaks between the pads of Lundqvist. Just as it rolls towards the goal line, Callahan comes to the rescue to take the puck out of harms way.

8:32- The Pens have had the ice tilted their way during this period. The Pens have been able to keep the Rangers out of their zone and pressure the Rangers.

10:00- Megna with a great effort on that shift. Playing a little defense and then back to offense. Playing some smart hockey.

12:33- The Pens PP comes to an end. The Pens had some amazing passes and look to be making the Rangers dizzy, but Lundqvist was able to keep the puck out of the net.

14:33- The Pens will get the first PP of the game as Moore is called for interference.

16:30- Niskanen with a hard shot from the point, Lundqvist is able to flash the pad to move the puck to the corner.

19:30- Sid gets an early chance on the net. He crosses over in front of the net, but Lundqvist has the paddle down to make the stop.

20:00- The puck drops at Madison Square Garden! Time for the Pens to get to work! Lets Go Pens! 

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