Friday, January 3, 2014

The Penguins First Game of 2014!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Penguins are ready to start 2014 the right way and that is with a win at Consol against the New York Rangers! The Penguins have acquired forward Taylor Pyatt from the Rangers and will play tonight. He is a great addition to the Penguins lineup and he will make his Penguins debut tonight. Kris Letang skated with the team this morning, but he is not ready to come back just yet. He is not the only one, Evgeni Malkin skated with the team yesterday, but not today. Malkin is still not ready. They are both close to coming back, but we will still have to wait. The rest of the lineup will be a game time decision and Flower will be between the pipes. Lets start this new year of right! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kuni, Sid, Neal
Gibbons, Sutter, Jokinen
Pyatt, Vitale, Adams
Glass, Sill, Engo

Orpik, Despres
Maatta, Niskanen
Scuderi, Bortuzzo

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
PENS 5 Rangers 2

3rd Period

1:43- Both teams are back to full strength!

3:43- Sid has had enough and goes at McDonagh. Sid and McDonagh sit in the box. 4 on 4 hockey.

7:06- KUNI SCORES AGAIN!!!!! Sid battles Stralman behind the net and Starlman can't handle Sid! Sid battles to the front of the net and Lundqvist with the save! Sid gets the rebound and passes to Kuni. Kuni puts it in a wide open net! 5-2 Pens!

8:07- MCDONAGH SCORES! Zuccarello shoots from the blue line and it goes off the shin pad of McDonagh through the pads of Flower. Orpik had lost McDonagh after battling with him behind the net prior. 4-2 Pens.

9:56- The Rangers are able to kill off the Pens PP.

11:56- The Pens get a PP as Zuccarello gets a high sticking penalty.

12:17- ZUCCARELLO SCORES! The Rangers win the battle on the boards and Zuccarello gets the puck. He has a quick release and puts one up high pass Flower. 4-1 Pens

13:04- Flower has made some huge saves this period and kept the Rangers from getting anything.

15:52- Engo lays Moore into the boards. Huge hit by Engo!

18:06- The Pens are able to kill off the Rangers PP. Some great saves by Flower to keep things at zero for the Rangers.

20:00- Time for the Pens to finish this game! Third period time! Rangers on the PP to start! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens extend their lead to 4-0 over the Rangers!

0:14- The Rangers get a PP before the period ends as Pyatt is caught for cross-checking.

0:40- Neal fires a shot that Lundqvist saves. Jokinen crashes the net, but the Rangers and Lundqvist hold him from getting a hat-trick.

1:31- SID SCORES!!!! Kuni with a great forecheck to keep the puck in the Rangers zone. He picks the defense of the Rangers and outlets to Sid in the slot! Sid unleashes a backhand like no other! 4-0 Pens!

3:00- Kreider rifles a shot by Flower commits highway robbery with his glove! What a quick glove by the Flower!

3:39- Jokinen gets a tripping penalty and the Rangers will get their second PP of the game.

4:47- McDonagh fires a shot and it redirected on its way to the net. Flower has to make a quick pad save and steers it to the corner. The Pens start up ice.

7:32- Bortuzzo and Scuderi are stuck in their own end and were exhausted along with the forwards. The Pens are able to sustain the Rangers pressure and Flower makes a save, holds for a whistle.

9:31- The Rangers get a 3 on 2 chance, but Scuderi does a great job of blocking their passing opportunity and gets the puck out of harms way.

13:37- The Rangers get some offensive zone time, but the Pens do a good job of clearing the puck. Flower makes a great pad save and pushes the puck to the corner for the clear.

18:51- JOKINEN SCORES HIS 2ND OF THE NIGHT!!! Gibbons with good speed down the wing passes to Jokinen in front. Jokinen turns it to the backhand and it goes off McDonagh behind Lundqvist! 3-0 Pens!

20:00- Time for the second period! The Pens need to keep up the pressure! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Pens come out with the lead 2-0!

1:20- JOKINEN SCORES!! Despres makes a bank pass up to Jokinen who gives it to Gibbons behind the net! Gibbons battles and gets the puck out to Jokinen at the side of the net! Jokinen with a sweet, quick shot! 2-0 Pens!

1:54- Neal gets speed down the wing and fires a shot up high on Lundqvist. Lundqvist covers the puck in the blue paint before the Pens can capitalize.

2:45- Sill is released after a great PK effort by the Pens. Flower made a few key saves to keep the Rangers at bay.

4:45- The Rangers will now have a PP chance as Sill heads to the box for high sticking.

6:51- KUNI SCORES ON THE PP! Niskanen fires a shot from the point, which Sid kicks over to Kuni in front of the net. Kuni kicks the puck up to his stick and puts it in a open net! 1-0 Pens!

8:49- The Pens are getting the first PP of the game as Nash goes to the box for hooking.

11:12- Adams drags the puck around waiting for Lundqvist to go down and he hits goal post! So close for Adams!

14:14- The Rangers get another icing. It's their third icing this period. They are having a tough time clearing the puck out of their zone.

16:45- Flower makes a glove save and holds for a whistle. The Pens do a good job of boxing out the Rangers looking for a rebound chance.

19:30- Bortuzzo fires a shot from the point and Lundqvist uses his mask to make a save.

20:00- The puck has dropped at Consol! Lets start 2014 of right! Lets Go Pens! 

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