Monday, February 3, 2014

The Senators are in Pittsburgh!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

Hello everyone! I am glad to be back, but I am not a 100% yet. I have been sick with a fever and trying to recover. I am doing much better and am going to get this website back on track. The Penguins welcome the Senators to Consol Energy Center tonight to battle it out! As for the lineup tonight, Kris Letang will be out again with an undisclosed illness. The good thing is that Letang will have the Olympic break to recover and come back strong. This week is the last week of NHL games for two weeks for the Olympics! The Pens need to come out with speed and bounce back after losing on the road to the Phoenix Coyotes! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kuni, Sid, Gibbons
Jokinen, Geno, Neal
Glass, Sutter, Kobasew
Pyatt, Adams, Engo

Orpik, Martin
Scuderi, Bortuzzo
Maatta, Niskanen

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
PENS 2 Senators 1

OT Period

2:13- NEAL SCORES!! Neal picks the pocket of Spezza! Geno picks up the puck and passes to Bortuzzo in the slot! Anderson makes the save, but Neal gets the rebound! He holds the puck and buries one! 2-1 Pens

3:56- Sid was determined to get a shot away! He fights off Smith! He shots with one hand and sends Smith flying with the other!

5:00- Well regulation wasn't enough for these two teams! The Pens have had some great chances and Flower has been strong! Lets get the win! Lets Go Pens!

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

1:00- Only a minute left and we are still tied 1-1! Going to get crazy!

2:57- Neal outlets a pass to Jokinen from behind the net! Jokinen whacks one that just goes wide of Anderson!

5:37- Bortuzzo puts a hard shot on net, but Anderson meets the challenge!

6:19- The Pens with a successful kill of the Sens PP!

8:19- The Pens are caught with too many men on the ice and Jokinen will serve the penalty. Sens get another PP chance.

8:33- Both teams are back full strength!

9:13- Maatta fires a shot off the faceoff and it rings off the goal post!

10:33- 4 on 4 hockey time for two minutes. Glass in the box for roughing and Turris for unsportsmanlike conduct.

10:34- MARC-ANDRE FLEURY! WHAT A GLOVE SAVE! HIGHWAY ROBBERY! Karlsson is left wide open and rips a shot on net! Flower comes across the net and flashes the glove! That is a glove save for the ages!

14:42- The Pens are unsuccessful on their short PP chance.

15:27- Pens PP for 45 seconds!

16:42- Adams draws a penalty as Turris is called for interference. 4 on 4 hockey for 1:15!

17:27- The Pens will bring out their PK unit for the first time tonight as Niskanen takes a seat for tripping.

20:00- Third period! The Pens need to keep shooting the puck and pressuring the Sens in their own zone! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and we are still tied!

1:42- The Pens have picked up the pace for the second period and getting pucks on net. One thing they are doing more of is shooting the puck! Pens have 29 shots on net!

8:04- Geno with some great outlet passes! Maatta fires, Niskanen fires, Neal fires! What a shift by the Pens!

9:22- Pyatt will not return tonight with a lower-body injury.

11:00- The Sens are able to kill off the Pens PP. Anderson was strong in the net during the Pens PP.

13:00- Neil high sticks Kuni and the Pens will get a PP opportunity!

15:47- Geno dances through the neutral zone and draws some Sens players, which leaves Adams open. Adams fires a shot on the wing, but Anderson makes a save with his mask!

17:23- Sutter gets behind the Sens defense and has speed. He is denied by the pads of Anderson.

20:00- The second period is underway! 4 on 4 hockey left for 43 seconds! The Pens need to play physical and keep taking it to the Sens! Lets Go Pens!

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

1:17- Gryba sits for cross-checking and Neal is also in the box. 4 on 4 hockey time.

2:06- Smith and Bortuzzo drop the gloves! Ding Ding! It's a spirited fight and Bortuzzo comes out with a punishing hit on Smith! Great fight!

3:33- GIBBONS SCORES ON THE PP! Maatta fires from the point and Gibbons redirects the puck! It goes right pass Anderson to the back of the net! 1-1 tie game!

5:27- Smith is headed to the box for boarding. The Pens are going on the PP!

5:55- DA COSTA SCORES! Da Costa puts one up over the shoulder of Flower. It looked like there was no room, but he found it. 1-0 Sens.

7:10- Sutter battles for the loose puck in front of Anderson, but the Sens are able to clear it out of danger.

9:39- The Sens are shadowing Sid on every shift. He is not getting any room and the Pens need to resolve that.

12:12- Martin with a great shot from the point. Anderson makes the save. This came right after a great blocker save by the Flower!

14:02- Sutter gets time and space! He whips one, but Anderson makes a solid glove save!

15:55-  Kuni fires a shot off the boards towards Anderson. Anderson with the glove save.

19:37- Pyatt is being helped down the runway to the locker room.

20:00- It's Hockey Night in Pittsburgh! The Pens battle the Sens! Lets Go Pens!  

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