Sunday, April 13, 2014

2013-14 Regular Season Comes to an End!

The Penguins celebrate Tanger's goal / Pittsburgh Penguins
By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

Tonight will mark the final regular season game at Consol Energy Center for the 2013-14 season. The Penguins will be facing the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the playoffs and will have home ice advantage! The Penguins held an optional skate this morning as they faced the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday afternoon. It was a hard fought game, but the Flyers came out on top with an overtime win. Evgeni Malkin, Joe Vitale, and Chris Conner participated in the morning skate. Coach Dan Bylsma commented that the players, “did not technically rejoin the team for practice. They just went out as a part of the optional morning skate.” He still has no definite answer on if those players will be playing in the first round of the playoffs. The Penguins recalled Chuck Kobasew from the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. The Penguins have had an incredible season even with all the man loss games they have had, which ends up being the most in the NHL. I can't wait for the start of the regular season, but the Penguins need to end this regular season on a good note! Lets Go Pens!

Martin carries the puck / Pittsburgh Penguins
Kuni, Jokinen, Neal
Bennett, Gibbons, Stempniak
Pyatt, Megna, Kobasew
Zolnierczyk, Adams, Glass

Orpik, Martin
Scuderi, Tanger
Despres, Maatta

Zatkoff in the cage!

Play By Play
Pens 2 SENS 3 SO

The Sens beat the Pens 3-2 in a shootout win! It was a boring game, but now we are headed to the playoffs! See you all on Wednesday as the Pens take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh in Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs!

Spezza scores!

Jokinen is poked check.

Turris scores!

Bennett goes first and is stopped by Lehner.

OT Period
0:00- We are headed to a shootout!

1:34- Tanger has been playing a good game and looks ready for the playoffs!

3:57- Bennett feeds the puck to Kuni who is breaking towards the net, but Lehner makes the pad save.

5:00- Well this game will have to be decided with extra time! The Pens need to end this early and put one behind Lehner! Lets Go Pens!

3rd Period
0:00- We are headed to OT! It's still 2-2 after 60 minutes.

0:31- Martin rips a shot from the point and Kobasew redirects the shot, but Lehner stops the puck.

2:07- The Sens seem to be double shifting Chris Neil, which is weird. He is creating all kinds of trouble and been going after the young defensemen like Maatta. Glass is not liking it at all and they have words.

3:58- Gibbons has been battling throughout this game tonight. He had a great chance on the rush, but Lehner closes the pads to make the save on his shot.

7:42- Adams is set free and the Pens are back to full strength.

9:42- The Sens are back onto the PP as Adams is sent to timeout for hooking.

10:46- Kobasew comes charging down the wing and fires a shot. Lehner bobbles the save and Pyatt tries to direct the rebound in, but Lehner is able to cover.

12:43- The Pens now have got some amazing time in the offensive zone. The Pens put on a passing clinic, but Lehner makes the save and the Sens clear the puck out.

15:10- The Sens get some good time in the offensive zone and the Pens are finally able to clear the puck up ice.

20:00- Third period time! The Pens need to pressure the Sens more in the offensive zone and stop with the penalties! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period is over. This game is tied still, but now it's 2-2.

0:28- The Pens are able to kill off the Sens PP. There are a lot of penalties during this game. Messing with the flow.

2:28- Despres heads off to sit for delay of game and Sens are going back onto the PP.

2:46- STONE SCORES ON THE PP! Zatkoff makes the initial save on Stone's shot, but he gets a second whack at it. That second whack goes in. 2-2 tie game.

3:23- Kuni is getting a hooking penalty and the Sens are getting a PP. Lots of PPs in this game. Battle of the special teams.

4:11- Tanger lets go of a slap shot from the blue line, but it's direct wide of the net.

5:26- Condra is released from the box and the Sens are back to full strength.

7:26- The Pens will get a PP once again as the Sens are not able to keep themselves out of trouble. Condra heads right back to the box to sit for slashing.

8:12- The Sens avoid trouble from the Pens PP.

10:12- Time for another Pens PP as Condra is caught for holding.

11:02- The Pens kill off the Sens PP and it was a good PK for them.

13:02- Zolnierczyk will head back to the box for a second time. This time for holding and the Sens get a PP.

14:38- STEMPNIAK SCORES!! Bennett fires a shot from the top of the left faceoff circle! Stempniak tips it pass Lehner, giving the Pens the lead once again! 2-1 Pens!

18:03- The Sens are able to kill off the Pens PP. Tanger made some great plays on the PP, but they couldn't get it pass Lehner.

20:00- Second period is underway! The Pens have a PP to work with for 1:27! They need to get one early and stay ahead! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- The first period comes to an end and this game is tied up 1-1.

0:03- Greening takes a roughing penalty and the Pens get a late PP.

1:21- TURRIS SCORES ON THE PP! Turris rips a shot from the dot at the offensive zone faceoff. It beats Zatkoff on the blocker side. 1-1 tie game.

3:21- Now the Sens will get a PP chance as Zolnierczyk is sent to the box for hooking.

5:14- JOKINEN SCORES ON THE PP! Tanger snaps a pass up the ice to Jokinen who comes flying up the wing! He makes a pass towards Neal in the slot area, but it goes off a Sens defenseman into the net! 1-0 Pens!

5:54- The Pens will get the first PP of the game as Michalek heads off to the sin bin for hooking.

8:38- Shots are 2-1 in favor of the Pens. Very low shot game to start.

10:36- Glass and Neil drop the gloves! DING! DING! Glass landed some hard punches on Neil's face!

16:24- Kobasew redirects a shot towards the net, but Lehner makes the pad save.

17:39- The arena has a great atmosphere going right now as everyone is pumped up for game number 82!

20:00- The puck has dropped for the last time of the regular season in Pittsburgh! The Pens need end the season on a high note! Lets Go Pens!  

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