Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Penguins Battle in the Coliseum!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Penguins are gearing up for battle in the Coliseum against the New York Islanders! The Penguins are coming off a great road trip to the Sunshine State beating both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. The Penguins have some more great news as Evgeni Malkin was named the second star of the NHL, so congrats to Malkin! The Penguins have had some a couple of days off to rest and should be ready to take it to the Islanders. The Penguins had some good news on the injury front as Kobasew participated in full practice. The Penguins have juggled their lineups at practice and it will all be a game time decision. It's almost game time and the Penguins look ready to play! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Orpik, Tanger
Maatta, Niskanen
Despres, Engo

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
PENS 3 Islanders 2

OT Period
1:50- SID SCORES AND THE PENS WIN 3-2 IN OT!!! Sid slipts the defense and stick handles like a magician! He puts the puck over the pad of Nilsson and into the net!

3:23- The Pens PP ends and Vanek is set free!

3:42- Tanger with a great shot on the side, but Nilsson is there to make the stop.

4:46- The Pens have a PP for 1:23!

5:00- Time for overtime! 4 on 4 hockey for 13 seconds and then Pens PP!

3rd Period
0:00- That does it for regulation! The Pens and Isles are still tied 2-2 and are headed to OT!

0:23- Vanek is now in the box for slashing! 4 on 4 hockey for 23 seconds!

1:47- Geno and Tavares exchange hits and words! Geno ends up in the box for cross-checking and the Isles get a late PP.

4:44- Geno and Clutterbuck are released and the Pens surge up ice!

6:44- Nilsson absolutely robs Neal at the side of the net! Geno pokes at the pad of Nilsson and a scramble ensues in front of him! Geno and Clutterbuck end up in the box and we have 4 on 4 hockey!

9:23- Both teams are back to full strength and Flower made some strong saves during that 4 on 4 chance. Tanger goes down hard into the boards, but looks to be ok.

11:23- Orpik and Isles Martin both head to the box! 4 on 4 hockey time!

12:20- SID SCORES ON THE PP!! Geno shoots the puck, but it's blocked! He picks it back up and pass across to Sid, right in his wheelhouse! Sid rips one right through the five hole! 2-2 tie game!

13:07- Nielsen gets a breakaway and Tanger takes a penalty! The refs call a penalty shot! Flower denies Nielsen with an outstretched pad!

13:18- Ness is off to the sin bin for high sticking and the Pens will get a PP! Time to tie it up boys!

14:41- The Pens have been bringing it to the Isles and attacking them! The Isles relying heavily on Nilsson as the Pens continue to pressure them.

16:32- Tanger fires another shot wide of the net! Tanger has been knocking on the door, itching for a goal!

19:03- Sid works his magic and fires a hard shot into the crest of Nilsson!

20:00- The Pens are back on the ice for the third period! Time to take the lead and put the Isles away! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens are within one! 2-1 Isles

0:15- NEAL SCORES ON THE PP! Geno dishes out a pass to the short side to Neal! Neal buries the puck into the back of the net! The Pens cut the Isles lead by half! 2-1 Isles

0:44- Tavares skates to the box for cross-checking and the Pens will get a PP!

1:22- The Pens put the two-headed monster on the ice. Neal has just been everywhere on the ice and doing all, including laying out Isles who get in his way.

3:11- The Pens kill off the Isles PP and hold them to no shots!

5:11- The Isles will now get a PP chance as Neal gets an elbowing penalty.

6:17- Sid takes down Tavares and gets the puck away from him. The Pens are able to clear the puck and start up ice.

7:52- Tanger fires a shot from the point and Jokinen gets a piece to redirect it. It beats Nilsson, but he is saved by the post!

8:41- Sid makes a beautiful dish pass through the blue paint to Tanger and he pulls the trigger! Nilsson makes the save and Sid tries to jam in the rebound. Nilsson lays down on the goal line to kept the puck out.

9:31- Nilsson pokes the puck away from Geno, but Neal is right behind him! He takes a quick shot, but Nilsson is able to keep the pads together.

11:32- Engo sends Clutterbuck flying into the boards!

14:00- Nilsson playing strong in the net and the Pens have yet to figure out how to get one pass him.

17:50- Niskanen fires a shot up high and it bounces off the back way to the top/back part of the net. Nilsson hurries up to cover the puck.

18:37- The Pens PP comes to an end and the Isles are back to full strength.

19:55- The Pens now have a regular PP!

20:00- Time for the second period! The Pens have a 5 on 3 PP for 5 seconds and then a regular PP for 1:28! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Isles have the lead 2-0. They are lucky that Nilsson has been strong in the net when needed.

0:37- Tanger is high sticked by Ness and the Pens will have a 5 on 3 PP for 42 seconds!

1:55- The Pens will bring out their #1 ranked PP as Vanek takes a seat for holding.

2:30- Okposo fires a shot that rings off the post!

4:24- Duper has returned to the bench!

5:13- Duper has headed down the runway to the locker room. I am not sure why, but will give an update once I do.

5:23- Geno drops off a pass to Sid, who was flying into the Isles zone! He fires a shot up high, but Nilsson makes the shoulder save!

7:05- OKPOSO SCORES! Okposo gets space and fires a shot, which Flower only gets a piece of, but it's not enough. It squeaks between his arm and body over the goal line. 2-0 Isles

10:27- OKPOSO SCORES! The Pens turn over the puck and Okposo gets a chance down the wing with Tavares driving the center. Okposo backhands one to the net and Tavares drives into Flower along with Tanger. The puck finds its way under the pad of Flower and the Isles lead 1-0.

10:42- Sid carries the puck into the Isles zone and passes to Duper coming down the wing. Nilsson puts the pads together to stop Duper's slap shot!

15:30- Neal stays strong on the stick as he carries the puck into the Isles zone to get a chance on net. Nilsson makes the save and holds for a faceoff.

17:29- Conner battles in the corner and carries the puck to the front of the net, trying to jam in the puck. Nilsson stands strong on the post.

20:00- The battle has begun at the Coliseum! Time for the Pens to take it to the Isles! Lets Go Pens! 

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