Friday, December 13, 2013

The Devils are in Town!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Penguins are welcoming the New Jersey Devils to Pittsburgh! The Penguins are still having to deal with some injuries and suspended players, but they seem to be rising above this. The Penguins will have to work hard for this win tonight against the Devils, but should be able to come out with the win. Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineups is as follows:

Kuni, Sid, Duper
Jokinen, Geno, Megna
Conner, Sutter, Vitale

Adams, Sill, Kobasew

Maatta, Tanger
Niskanen, Engo
Despres, Bortuzzo

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
PENS 3 Devils 2

3rd Period
0:25- The Pens PP ends! The Devils now have six players against the Pens five.

0:40- Devils empty net!

2:25- The Pens will finally get their first PP of the game as Henrique takes a seat for playing with a broken stick, big no no!

2:54- Engo fires a shot from the point and it loose in the blue paint! The Devils are able to box out Sutter!

4:15- Flower has been helping out big time with the Pens breaking out of their zone. He has been doing a good job of handling the puck behind the net (when he can), so the Devils are unable to get a forecheck going.

6:01- The Pens are still having trouble breaking out of their zone, but are working hard when they do get some time in the Devils zone.

11:26- Sid turns Zidlicky inside and out, but Sid's shot just goes wide of the net! Great stick handling by the Captain!

12:01- Flower makes another show stopping save! Brunner gets a breakaway chance, but Flower stays with him all the way and puts the glove up to stop him!

14:40- Bernier is absolutely robbed by Flower! Flower dives back and lays the battle down to deny Ryder a wide open net goal! Unbelievable save by the Flower!

15:25- Sid works hard on the boards and ends up falling, but gets the puck out to Kuni in the slot anyways! Kuni fires a shot that is just over the crossbar!

18:19- Megna with great speed through the neutral zone and puts the puck to Bortuzzo at the point. He fires a shot and the Pens look for the rebound, but the refs with a quick whistle!

20:00- It's time for the third (maybe final) period! The Pens need to get their game back on track and take it to the Devils! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period is over and the Pens have been able to hold onto their 3-2 lead over the Devils!

0:30- The Pens haven't been able to get any sustained offensive zone time and the Devils looking so much better.

2:18- Kuni gets some space and time! He fires one, but Schneider makes the save.

2:50- The pace of the game has gone to a new level. There is lots of up and down play with the neutral zone being clogged up.

5:16- The Pens and Devils are getting chances on net. However the Pens have only four shots this period to the Devils sixteen.

8:42- Despres uses some great skill to get the puck up ice and Megna comes charging down the wing with some great speed, but he is tripped up on the play!

9:45- Duper gets behind the Devils Dmen, but he is knocked off the puck. He is slow to get up and looks to be in some discomfort on the bench.

9:58- The Pens have a huge kill and Kuni is released from the box!

11:58- Kuni is now in the box for cross-checking and the Devils get a huge PP chance.

15:40- ZUBRUS SCORES! Jagr fires a bad angle shot and a battle Maatta and Zubrus block Flower's vision. The puck slowly creeps towards the goal line and Zubrus helps it over. The Devils are within one 3-2 Pens

16:36- ELIAS SCORES! Vokchenkov fires one off the boards and it's redirected by the stick of Elias. Flower's glove gets a piece, but not enough. The Devils crack the goose egg. 3-1 Pens

17:28- The Pens are able to kill the Devils PP. Flower made some huge saves to shut the door on the Devils!

19:28- The Devils will get the first PP of the game as Maatta takes a seat for high sticking. The Pens bring out their #2 ranked PK unit!

20:00- Time for the second period and the Pens need to keep pressuring the Devils! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- The Pens get some great chances as the period ends and they have the lead 3-0 over the Devils!

1:13- The Devils get some sustained time in the Pens zone, but they can't capitalize as the Pens are able to clear the puck.

5:20- MEGNA SCORES!!! Despres fires one from the blue line and Schneider makes the pad save! Megna picks up the rebound, puts it around the pad of Schneider, goes off the post and over the goal line! 3-0 Pens

6:30- There is a lot of open ice for both teams right now. Shots are 6-3 in favor of the Pens.

12:05- CONNER SCORES!! Sutter passes to Conner who was all alone in the middle of the ice with speed and buries one pass the blocker of Schneider! 2-0 Pens

12:23- Neither team is getting any sustained zone time right now.

17:02- The Devils get some time in the Pens zone and get to forechecking, but the Pens are finally able to clear.

19:19- DUPER SCORES! Sid gets an outlet pass to Kuni and he flips one towards the net. The puck is loose and he tries to poke it in. Schneider defends, but Duper is able to poke it in! 1-0 Pens

20:00- The Pens are ready to take on the Devils and send them packing with a loss! Lets Go Pens! 

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