Monday, January 20, 2014

The Penguins Will Try to Tame the Panthers!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Penguins will be hosting the Florida Panthers at Consol Energy Center! It's hockey night in Pittsburgh! The Penguins have had a few days off since the Capitals game (around four days) and that has been a huge help for the injured players. Paul Martin and Jayson Megna have been skating and progress in their recovery. Along with some other injured Penguins players including James Neal, who said he is ready for tonight's game. This is a great sign as the Penguins are slowly gaining back players and getting healthy. On a side note, Sidney Crosby has been named the Captain of Team Canada! Congrats to our Captain on becoming his Nation's team Captain, which is well deserved! The following players are on the ice for the pre-game warmup: Martin, Megna, Kobasew. Great to see these injured players back on the ice before a game! This game should be a good game for the Penguins and hopefully they play a full 60 minute game. Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kuni, Sid, Kobasew
Jokinen, Geno, Neal
Pyatt, Sutter, Glass
Adams, Sill, Megna

Orpik, Martin
Scuderi, Tanger
Maatta, Niskanen

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
Pens 1 Panthers 5

3rd Period
0:00- The Pens fall to the Panthers 5-1! Horrible game and finish for the Pens. Need to move on and rebound in the next game.

1:34- The Pens will have a PP as Upshall sits for delay of game.

3:46- It doesn't look like the Pens rest helped them and rather hurt them. Seems like after long breaks the Pens momentum gets killed.

5:58- MATTHIAS SCORES! The Pens defense is beat and so is Flower on the blocker side. 5-1 Panthers.

6:10- HUBERDEAU SCORES! The Panthers crash into the net and Huberdeau puts it right into the net. Toronto reviews the play and takes a long time. 4-1 Panthers.

8:25- Both teams are back to full strength.

8:43- Barkov stick handles to the front of the net, but Flower commits highway robbery to keep the Pens in this one!

8:59- Bjugstad gets a step on Maatta, but Flower comes out to challenge and lays out to make the save! Great job by the Flower!

10:25- Bergenheim and Orpik collide and it's like a car crash! Wow crazy! They both head to the box and we are back to 4 on 4 hockey.

12:42- Sid showing his great hand-eye coordination as he bats the puck out of the air towards the net!

14:49- NISK-CANNON SCORES! Geno is stopped by the pad of Clemmensen and stays with the play. He passes from behind the net to the point where Tanger is at! Tanger goes over to Niskanen! Niskanen fires a shot from the point and it slides under the pads of Clemmensen! 3-1 Panthers!

15:25- The Pens have had enough and are laying huge hits on the Panthers. Tanger even sends one Panther into the Pens bench.

16:44- Sid and Weaver battle for space in front of the net. Sid has had enough! 4 on 4 hockey as Weaver and Sid sit in the box.

18:43- KULIKOV SCORES! The puck takes a wild bounce off the back boards and Kulikov is left alone in front of the net. He puts it around the left outstretch pad of Flower. 3-0 Panthers.

20:00- Time for the third period! The Pens need to get in Clemmensen's face and out work the Panthers to win this! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period comes to an end and the Panthers extend their lead to 2-0 over the Pens.

0:45- Neal drags the puck around a Panther and fires a shot. Clemmensen squeezes his arm to his body to make the stop.

2:19- The Pens had a couple of good looks on the PP, but they can't capitalize.

4:19- Geno draws a peanlty and Upshall is headed off for hooking. Pens PP time!

6:26- SHORE SCORES! The Panthers get some time and space once again in the Pens zone. Flower is swarmed and deep in his net. Shore is able to put it in once again. 2-0 Panthers.

7:18- Kuni is set free and they take the puck into the Panthers zone. The Pens are looking to take the penalty kill momentum and turn it into a goal.

9:13- Sid is released from the box. Panthers with regular PP for 1:55.

9:18- Kuni heads to the box now for slashing. 5 on 3 for 5 seconds for the Panthers.

10:35- Sutter gets a 1 on 1 chance and can't cut in. Adams follows in and puts the puck on net. Clemmensen covers.

11:37- Sid is called for hooking and the Panthers will get another PP.

12:28- The NHL's #1 PK unit takes care of business against the Panthers PP.

14:28- Glass is headed back to the box for high sticking. Panthers PP time.

15:09- We are back to 5 on 5 hockey!

18:08- Geno drives to the net and his momentum takes him into Clemmensen. Geno tries to jam in the puck, but it's a no go.

18:36- Flower makes a stop and lays on the puck, but it tickles through. Jokinen is behind him and gets the puck out of harms way!

20:00- Second period time and the Pens need to put pressure on Clemmensen! Dirty goals and let Kuni irritate him! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Panthers have the lead 1-0 over the Pens after a shorthanded goal.

1:32- Flower stretches out the pads to make a save with a huge mix up in front of his net. Great save and awareness by the Pens netminder.

2:52- The Pens PP ends.

4:14- SHORE SCORES A SHORTHANDED GOAL! The Pens get caught up ice and the Panthers get a 2 on 1 chance. Tanger goes down to block the pass, but Shore fires a shot over the glove shoulder of Flower. 1-0 Panthers.

4:52- The Pens are getting the first PP of the game as Gilbert is sent to take a seat for high sticking.

5:58- Sid gets some time behind the net and outlets to Kuni. Clemmensen gets the pad out to make the save once again. The Pens are knocking on the Panthers door.

11:07- Bergenheim takes a shot and it goes off the post, hits Flower's back, and starts to move towards the goal line. Flower reaches back with his blocker hand and sweeps the puck out of harms way!

11:50- Geno gets speed through the neutral zone and puts the puck at the pads of Clemmensen. Neal whacks at the rebound, but Clemmensen is able to cover for a whistle.

13:32- The Pens try a lead pass, but it's out of the reach of Sutter as Clemmensen gets to it first and stirs it away.

16:36- Sid and Kuni get a play going, but Clemmensen is able to make the pad stop.

18:34- The Pens are not sharp to start this game as they have iced the puck a few times to start this game.

20:00- It's Hockey Night in Pittsburgh! The Penguins are getting back some healthy players and should take it to the Panthers! Lets Go Pens! 

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