Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rivalry Night in Buffalo!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Penguins are in Buffalo to take on the Sabres for Wednesday night rivalry night! The Penguins are coming off a overtime win against the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night. The Penguins are looking to continue this and having a winning streak going into the Olympic break. The Penguins have to play a smart hockey game and limit the turnovers. The Buffalo Sabres are lucky to have an Olympic goaltender in the net and he has proven solid in the net. The Penguins need to put pucks on net and get traffic in front of Ryan Miller! The Penguins will have Marc-Andre Fleury in the net tonight and he has been on his game. Battle of the goalies tonight! Game time! 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 5 Sabres 1

3rd Period

0:43- The Pens will get a PP to end this game as Ellis is called for boarding.

1:00- Flower makes a great save from a Scott point shot! WOW!

2:30- The Pens are moving the puck well since the second period. They are connecting and making sharp plays.

4:41- The Sabres get some time in the Pens zone, but they don't create any chances on net.

7:48- NEAL SCORES!!!!! Geno carries the puck up the ice and passes to Neal! Neal goes back to Geno, he enters the Sabres zone! Geno drops a pass to Neal and he fires one over the pad and under the blocker of Miller! 5-1 Pens!

10:07- The Pens have kept the puck in the Sabres end for the most part and still pressuring them in the offensive zone.

14:36- GIBBONS SCORES!!!! Sutter wins an offensive zone face off and Gibbons rips on high pass Miller! 4-1 Pens!

18:00- Glass and Scott are released from their boxes.

19:59- 4 on 4 hockey as Glass and Scott got unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after the second period ended.

20:00- Third period time! The Pens need to keep up the pressure and not back off the Sabres! Lets do this! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens take the lead 3-1 over the Sabres!

0:40- Sid and Ott battle in front of Flower. The Pens won't stand for that, but someone is going to step in. Glass? Bortuzzo?

2:12- GENO SCORES!!! Geno gets his own pass out of the Pens zone and stick handles right around the Sabres D! Then he put the puck around Miller into the back of the net! 3-1 Pens!

2:33- The Sabres get an extended period of time in the Pens zone, but the Pens avoid danger!

6:11- Flower comes across the goal line stretched out to make a blocker save!

7:04- Neal gets a breakaway chance, but shoots the puck wide of the net!

9:35- The Pens have turned this game around during this period. Sid has been amazing on the ice this period and is flying out there!

13:52- Weber is set free from his prison as the Pens are unable to capitalize on the PP.

15:52- The Pens are going back onto the PP as Weber skates to the box for holding the stick of a Penguin.

17:53- SIDNEY CROSBY SCORES ON THE PP!! Flower makes a pad save at the other end of the ice and the Pens get the puck up to Sid. Sid slips Sabres defense and gets pass him. Sid greets Miller with a wrister! 2-1 Pens

18:19- Sutter gets a great scoring chance and draws a tripping penalty on McBain. The Pens get a PP!

20:00- Time to get the second period going! The Pens need to keep pressuring the Sabres and put pucks on net! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and we are tied 1-1 after the first!

0:22- The Sabres are unsuccessful and Niskanen is released!

2:22- The Pens will have to kill off a Sabres PP as Niskanen is sent to the box for high sticking.

4:58- ZOLNIERCZYK SCORES! Sid races to the corner to get the puck and fights to get a dish pass out to Zolnierczyk in front of Miller! Harry Z puts it up high! 1-1 tie game!

7:43- Scott and Engo drop the gloves! DING! DING! Both guys got some good hits in, Scott had the size advantage at 6'8" to Engo 6'2"!

8:51- Zolnierczyk has headed down the runway to the locker room.

11:35- The Sabres have come out with jump in their step and have been taking it to the Pens. The Pens need to start cleaning up their plays and pressuring the Sabres in the offensive zone more.

14:00- STAFFORD SCORES! The Pens turnover the puck behind the net and the Sabres put it on net. Flower makes the first save, but Stafford is able to fish out the loose puck and put it in the net. 1-0 Sabres.

14:46- The Sabres kill off the Pens PP and Sulzer is released from the sin bin.

16:46- The Pens will get the first PP of the game as Sulzer takes a seat for interference.

17:17- Flower has been challenged to start this game and has come up with solid saves! The Pens need to pressure the Sabres more.

20:00- Puck drop! Wednesday Night Rivalry Night! The Pens need to put pucks on net and get traffic in front of Ryan Miller! Lets Go Pens! 

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