Thursday, February 27, 2014

Welcome Back Penguins!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Penguins are back from their Olympic break and ready to take on the Montreal Canadiens at Consol Energy Center! A huge congrats to Jussi Jokinen and Olli Maatta on receiving the Bronze Medal and Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz on capturing the Gold Medal! It's great to have everyone back and on one team. No more having to watch and feel divided with the Penguin players on different national teams. Kris Letang spoke to the media and gave a detailed interview about his stoke. It's great to see him talking and looking to be doing well. Make sure to check out the video on the Penguins website. Also on the injury front, Paul Martin will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken hand. The Penguins are not a stranger to having top players out of the lineup and will look to get back on track after this long break. Lets take it to the Canadiens and show them why the Penguins lead the Eastern Conference! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Orpik, Engo
Maatta, Niskanen
Scuderi, Bortuzzo

Flower in the net!

Play By Play


Geno is robbed!

Desharnais scores.

Sid is denied.

Flower stops Eller!

Neal is stopped.

OT Period
0:00- Shootout here we come!

1:00- Back and forth game. Both teams with some chances, but still tied up.

3:19- Flower with a nice glove save on Gallagher's shot!

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

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

2:12- The Pens are back to full strength!

5:54- BRIERE SCORES ON THE PP! The Habs crash the net. Briere is left alone at the side and reaches in to put it in.

7:12- Glass gets a 5 minute major penalty and is sent to the locker room. Horrible call since Emelin hit himself with his own stick. Unreal and it could be the difference in this game! COME ON PENS!

7:31- SID SCORES ON THE PP!!!!! The Pens make the Habs dizzy from their passing play and deadly PP unit! Sid gets the puck at a sharp angle by the side of the net! Sid lasers a shot to the back of the Habs net to put the Pens up 5-4!

8:43- The Pens will get another PP as Emelin skates over to the sin bin for tripping!

9:46- Murray and Sid are released from the box. Sid is looking hungry for a goal after that penalty.

11:46- Murray is headed back to the box for roughing and Sid also heads off, but for slashing. 4 on 4 hockey.

12:20- EMELIN SCORES! The Habs have bodies in front of Flower to screen him and that gives Emelin a change from the blue line. His blue line shot finds its way pass the pad of Flower. This game is tied again 4-4.

12:44- SUTTER SCORES A SHORTHANDED GOAL!!!! Subban tries to bring the puck into the Pens zone, but Sutter strips him of the puck and takes it the other way! Sutter is all alone and beats Budaj to give the Pens the lead 4-3 over the Habs!

14:22- Geno takes a penalty against Subban for slashing. The Habs will get their second PP of the game.

17:16- The Pens get some great chances on net during the PP, but the Habs hold them off to keep this game tied up 3-3.

19:16- Murray is sent off to take a seat for interference on Gibbons. The Pens bring out their PP unit.

20:00- Time for the Pens to take control of this game and keep it! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and this game is all tied up 3-3!

1:33- The Habs avoid the Pens dangerous PP, but the Pens worked really hard to get their chances.

3:33- Sid draws a penalty as he tries to split the defense. The Pens will get their third PP of the game as Emelin sits for interference.

5:48- This is a quick back and forth game right now with both sides getting chances on net.

8:25- PACIORETTY SCORES ON THE PP! The Habs pass all over the Pens zone and Pacioretty is left all alone at the side and Pacioretty blusters one up high. 3-3 tie game once again.

9:13- The Habs now will have a chance at a PP as Vitale is called for tripping.

9:22- MAATTA SCORES ON THE PP!!! Maatta fires a sick shot from the blue line and it blows pass the shoulder of Budaj! The Pens retake the lead 3-2 over the Habs!

9:53- The Pens with some great puck possession during the PP. Budaj is able to make the save and give the Habs a change as everyone was tired.

11:19- The Pens are going back on the PP as Eller is sent to the sin bin for hooking.

13:43- BRIERE SCORES! Briere has time and holds the puck while drifting backwards. Briere roofs one over Flower and ties the game 2-2!

15:16- The Habs hold the puck behind the Pens net and try to come out to the front, but Flower makes the save with an outstretched pad. Geno clears it out of harms way.

18:14- The Habs kill the Pens PP and Bourque is released from his prison!

18:49- The Pens have a beautiful passing play on the PP. Geno puts it through the center of the Habs zone over to Kuni. Kuni dishes it to Sid at the side of the net, but Sid doesn't get all of the puck! He had Budaj beat! So close!

20:00- Second period time! The Pens will start the period with a PP for 1:46! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Pens have the lead 2-1 over the Habs!

0:14- Bourque takes a seat for holding! The Pens get a PP!

1:12- Glass searches for the puck in front of Budaj, but the Habs get to it first.

4:12- ENGO SCORES!! Engo joins the rush and Neal passes if off to him! He rips a shot right pass the shoulder of Budaj! Engo scoring even when he is not a forward for the night! The Pens take the lead 2-1!

6:57- Geno and Neal with another fantastic passing play! Neal fires a wicked shot, which Budaj gets a piece of it and it goes behind him, hitting the post! UNREAL!

11:37- NEAL SCORES! Geno makes a great pass over to Neal! Neal rifles one between the post and Budaj into the back of the net! Geno and Neal have been reunited and it feels so good! 1-1 tie game!

13:58- GALLAGHER SCORES! Sutter tries a pass attempt, but Gallaher incepts the puck. He follows up on the reobund and puts it around the outstretch pad of Flower. Habs strike first and have a 1-0 lead to start.

20:00- Time to get back to Penguins hockey! Lets start this out right with a dominating win! Lets Go Pens! 

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