Sunday, March 23, 2014

Weekend of Penguins Games!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show 

The Penguins are set to take on the St. Louis Blues at Consol Energy Center! It has been a weekend of Penguins hockey as they played the Tampa Bay Lightning yesterday and won in overtime 4-3! Evgeni Malkin had a stellar game and tallied four points during that game. The Penguins are in the hunt for the Eastern Conference lead, which is currently held by the Boston Bruins. The Bruins hold a commanding lead and are on a hot streak. The Penguins need to stay focus and play Pittsburgh hockey. With playing back to back games the Penguins need to get on the board early. They also need to limit the turnovers and stay out of their defensive zone. If they get trap in their own end it will ware them down early. Lets do this Penguins! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kuni, Sid, Stempniak
Jokinen, Geno, Neal
Gibbons, Sutter, Adams
Glass, Goc, Engo

Orpik, Bortuzzo
Niskanen, Maatta
Despres, Scuderi

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play

3rd Period
0:00- The Pens fall to the St. Louis Blues 1-0 after a hard fought game. Flower was great in the goal, but the Pens couldn't get pass Elliot.

1:10- The Pens have an empty net.

2:44- The Pens PP is unable to score and the Blues still have the lead 1-0.

4:44- The Pens get a much needed PP and they need to capitalize on this one!

5:13- Despres has no stick as the Blues crash the Pens net, but Flower comes up with a huge glove save! What a save by the Flower!

5:49- Sid, Kuni, and Stempniak battle in front of the net and get three quality chances! The Pens just can't get the puck into the net!

8:40- BACKES SCORES! Just as the penalty expires the Blues capitalize. The Blues fire the shot from the blue line and it's deflected by the leg of Backes pass Flower. 1-0 Blues.

10:40- Geno is set to timeout for high sticking and the Blues get a PP chance. Huge kill for the Pens right now.

13:44- Maatta lets go of a low drive from the blue line, but Elliot comes up with a great glove save to deny the Pens!

15:18- The Blues get a 3 on 2 chance while the Pens are changing. Flower comes up with a huge save and holds the puck for the whistle.

20:00- The third period is underway! The Pens need to keep taking it to the Blues and get to the dirty areas! They need to get in the face of Elliot! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- That is it for the second period and this game are still scoreless after two periods!

2:01- Bortuzzo blast a shot from the blue line and Elliot makes the pad save, but Sid gets to the puck first! Elliot just able to make the save! Great shift by Sid!

5:07- The PP comes to an end and we are still tied 0-0. The Pens had some good looks, but Elliot was solid in the net and had some help up front blocking shots.

7:07- Adams and Lapierre drop the gloves, but no punches are thrown. More like an aggressive hugging match. The Pens will get a PP as Lapierre gets an extra two minutes for instigating.

8:20- This game is still tied 0-0.

13:06- Great penalty kill by the Pens as the Blues PP comes to an end. Flower was solid in the net!

13:23- Great save by Flower and made sure there was no rebound chance.

15:06- The Blues will get their first PP of the game as Bortuzzo is called for interference on Reaves in the neutral zone.

15:48- Bortuzzo lays a punishing hit on Bouwmeester behind the Pens net.

19:06- The Pens PP comes to an end and we are back to 5 on 5 hockey.

19:28- The Pens 5 on 3 ends. They had some great chances on net, but Elliot is up to the challenge. Now a normal PP for a few seconds.

20:00- Time for the second period! The Pens have a 5 on 3 PP to work with for 1:32 to start this period! The Pens need to been shots on net and screen Elliot! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and this game is tied up 0-0!

0:06- The Pens will now get a 5 on 3 PP as Schwartz trips up Geno.

0:28- Stempniak is hooked up by Oshie and the Pens will get another PP opportunity.

4:22- Geno powers his way to the front of the net, but is robbed by Elliot!

5:07- Niskanen blast a shot at the blue line and it catches Elliot off guard, but he is able to make the pad save just barely.

7:00- The Blues kill off the Pens PP. The Blues pressured the Pens as soon as they came into the zone and had a great net front presence.

9:00- The Pens are getting the first PP of the game as Backes is sent to the sin bin for interference on Gibbons.

12:18- The Pens are weathering the storm the Blues have brought to start this game! The Pens get some good time in the Blues zone with Geno getting a quality chance!

15:31- Fast pace start to this game. The Pens have gotten some chances along with the Blues. Flower has come up big to start this game.

20:00- The puck has dropped at Consol Energy Center and the Pens need to come out strong! They need to stay out their own end and get on the board early! Lets Go Pens! 

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