Friday, February 7, 2014

One More Before the Olympic Break!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Penguins are ready to wrap up this game against the New York Rangers at Consol and head off for the Olympics in Sochi! The Penguins want to get a win and keep the momentum going before they have two weeks off. The Penguin fans got some scary news today as GM Ray Shero announced that Kris Letang had a stroke. It was due to a small hole in his heart, which he has had since birth. The doctors say he will be out for about six weeks, but it won't jeopardize his hockey career. Hopefully everything turns out good and he gets a full bill of health! Here is to keeping Letang in our thoughts! The Penguins need to come out strong and with speed, put points up on the board and don't look back! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kuni, Sid, Gibbons
Jokinen, Geno, Neal
Glass, Sutter, Megna

Zolnierczyk, Adams, Engo

Orpik, Martin
Maatta, Niskanen
Scuderi, Bortuzzo

Flower in the net!

Play By Play
Pens 3 Rangers 4

Rangers get the win 4-3 over the Pens in a shootout. That will be the last of Pens hockey for two weeks and it wasn't a great way to end it for the Olympic break. That will make us more hungry for it when it comes back!

Richards scores.

Geno scores five hole!

Zuccarello scores five hole.

Sid is stopped!

Pouliot is poke checked by the Flower!

Jokinen hits the goal post.

OT Period
0:00- Overtime is not enough! Shootout time!

1:38- The Pens ice the puck, but Sid and Kuni are on the ice.

3:04- Sutter gets the puck behind the Rangers defense, but his shot goes wide of the net!

5:00- 60 minutes wasn't enough! It's time for OT! Lets Go Pens!

3rd Period
0:00- We are headed to OT!

1:00- The game is starting to get a little crazy and teams getting more room as the time whines down in this period.

2:56- NEAL SCORES!!! Maatta jumps up on the play, takes the puck off the boards and puts it in the slot area! The puck is bouncing, but Neal directs it over the pad of Lundqvist! 3-3 tie game once again!

4:00- Jokinen puts the puck through the blue paint, but Sutter can't find the loose puck. The Rangers move the puck out of danger.

6:30- Geno dances through the Rangers zone, but stick handles one to many times and the Rangers clear the puck.

10:30- POULIOT SCORES ON THE PP! The puck bounces off the back boards and Pouliot quickly roofs a shot. Rangers take the lead 3-2.

11:02- Orpik will have visit the sin bin for holding. Rangers to the PP.

12:34- The Pens PP comes to an end. Sid had a wide open net chance, but was tripped up on the play.

14:34- McDonagh heads over to take a seat in the sin bin for hooking. The Pens get a PP as a result.

14:38- Both teams are back to full strength!

16:38- Zolnierczyk and Moore get matching roughing penalties and we will have some 4 on 4 hockey.

20:00- Now it's third period time! The Pens need to keep taking it to the Rangers and put pucks on net! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- The second period ends and the teams have extended the tie to 2-2.

1:30- Maatta lets go of a slap shot, but he doesn't get all of it. Lundqvist steers the puck away from the net.

2:47- The Pens are back to full strength.

4:33- Rangers PP for 1:43.

4:50- 4 on 4 for 17 seconds. Kuni is in the box for roughing, which will be for four minutes. Zuccarello only gets two minutes for roughing.

5:54- Hagelin is called for hooking, but Neal gets a matching penalty and his is an embellishment penalty.

6:33- Nash takes a tripping penalty and the Pens get another PP chance.

6:37- Nash with a backhand chance on the doorstep, but he misses the net!

11:31- GENO SCORES ON THE PP!! Wow what a passing play by the Pens on that PP! Neal and Geno trade passes at the faceoff circle! Geno blast one pass Lundqvist! 2-2 tie game!

11:49- Now it's the Pens turn on the PP as Nash is caught for interference.

12:09- The Pens make up for the bad PK earlier and show the Rangers. Glass was a beast on that PK!

14:09- Orpik heads to the box for interference and the Rangers get another PP chance.

14:18- The Pens are playing sloppy with trying to clear the puck from their own end.

15:39- Flower makes a solid save as the Rangers are right on his doorstep!

19:26- GIRARDI SCORES ON THE PP! Girardi fires from the point and it goes over the shoulder of Flower. Flower didn't see it as he was screened on the play. 2-1 Rangers.

19:30- Neal is sent to the sin bin for slashing and the Rangers get their first PP of the game.

20:00- It's time for the second period! The Pens need to come out with more speed and outwork the Rangers! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and this game is tied at 1-1.

1:28- The Rangers seem to be controlling the end of this period. The Pens are going have to step up in the second period.

2:55- Flower protects the goal with a great poke check to disrupt a Rangers play in front of the net.

4:53- Sid gets a chance, but his hard shot goes off a stick and wide of the net!

8:14- MAATTA SCORES ON THE PP! Sid gets the puck in front of the net and Lundqvist makes the save! Maatta jumps in the backdoor and buries one! 1-1 tie game!

9:45- The Pens will get the first PP of the game as Hagelin will take a seat for interference.

11:40- Sid blows pass Nash and gets a breakaway! Lundqvist comes out to challenge and makes the save on Sid's quick release snap shot.

13:26- The Rangers have come out with some speed and the Penguins are slower to get things going, but that isn't unusual for them.

18:46- ZUCCARELLO SCORES! Flower makes a split pad save and holds the puck between his skate and the post. No whistle is blown and after a few whacks at Flower's skate, Zuccarello jams it over the goal line. 1-0 Rangers.

20:00- The puck drops at Consol! Time for the Pens to get down to business! Lets Go Pens! 

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