Monday, April 28, 2014

Lets Make Columbus Set Sail!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Pittsburgh Penguins could close out their Round One opponents tonight with a big win over the Columbus Blue Jackets! The Penguins have battle to get the 3-2 lead in the series. It has been a hard fought battle between the two teams. The Blue Jackets have showed they are a desperate team and been an aggravating opponent for the Penguins. In Game 5, the Penguins played their game during the second and third period of the game. Hopefully, they can bring that same type of work effort for the entire Game 6 tonight and send the Blue Jackets to the golf course. On the injury front, Brooks Orpik (who missed Game 5) was the only Penguin absent from the morning skate today. Orpik was replaced by Robert Bortuzzo, who did a great job and it was his first NHL playoff game. The Penguins have to play the full 60 minute game tonight and play their game. They can't let the Blue Jackets get under their skin and get them off their game. They have to have good puck management and puts puck on net! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:


Kuni, Sid, Stempniak
Jokinen, Geno, Neal
Bennett, Sutter, Vitale
Glass, Goc, Adams

Martin, Tanger
Maatta, Niskanen
Scuderi, Bortuzzo

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
PENS 4 Blue Jackets 3

3rd Period

1:51-Blue Jackets with an empty net.

1:52- The Pens are down two centermen and looking to close this one out as time whines down.

4:47- FOLIGNO SCORES! Blue Jackets fire from the blue line and Foligno is left all alone to redirect the puck pass Flower. 4-3 Pens.

6:06- ANISIMOV SCORES ON THE PP! The Blue Jackets keep the puck in and Anisimov fires one from the blue line passed a screened Flower. 4-2 Pens!

7:15- Martin is called for tripping and the Blue Jackets will get their fifth PP of the game.

9:24- The Pens PP comes to an end.

9:39- TYUTIN SCORES A SHORTHANDED GOAL! The Pens start to play defense on the PP and Tyutin fires one pass a screen Flower. 4-1 Pens!

11:24- Wisniewski sits for roughing up Bennett and the Pens head right back onto the PP.

11:37- The Pens PP ends and Sid rings another one off the post!

13:37- Dubinsky takes a tripping penalty and the Pens get a PP to work with.

15:52- The Pens kill off another Blue Jackets PP.

17:52- Vitale and Comeau have a violent knee-on-knee hit. Both end up being helped to the locker room. Vitale gtes the penalty and Blue Jackets will have the PP.

19:21- The Pens PP comes to an end.

20:00- Third period! Pens PP for 35 seconds! Lets make Columbus sail! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and Pens lead 4-0 over the Blue Jackets!

0:58- Sid is released and the Pens have a PP.

1:24-  4 on 4 for 24 seconds as Johansen sits for interference.

2:58- Sid gets a slashing penalty and the Blue Jackets head back onto the PP. Dumb penalty for the Captain to take.

4:38- GENO SOCRES!!!! HAT TRICK!!!! Geno and Kuni get a 2 on 1 chance! Geno holds and goes to one knee to rip a shot pass the blocker of Bobrovsky! 4-0 Pens!

6:04- The Pens kill off the PP and Glass is released. Sutter was hurt on the play and heads down the runway to the locker room. He needed help walking.

8:04- The Blue Jackets are getting another PP opportunity as Glass takes a seat for boarding.

8:48- Pens are giving the Blue Jackets no time or space. Sound game play by the Pens.

10:53- Flower has been solid in the net and coming up with big saves when he is called upon!

12:09- The Pens have playing a sound puck management game. So much better than previous games and they look to be in a good grove right now.

15:05- Tanger is playing an amazing game. He is on it tonight!

19:26- SUTTER SCORES!!! Sutter forces a breakaway and Stempniak is released, which creates a 2 on 0! Sutter holds and roofs the puck! 3-0 Pens!

19:32- Pens kills it!

20:00- Second period time! The Pens have to kill off a Blue Jackets PP for 28 seconds! Lets Go Pens!

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

1:32- Blue Jackets get a PP chance as Stempniak takes a hooking penalty.

1:55- Flowers stands strong in the net and gets the rebound chance!

4:42- The Pens are winning puck battles, forechecking, and back-checking! Playing a hard game.

6:47- GENO SCORES ON THE PP!! SECOND OF THE NIGHT!! Niskanen holds in the puck to keep things alive! Sid gets the puck and passes off to Geno in the slot! Geno snaps one right off the post and into the net! 2-0 Pens!

7:19- The Pens get the first PP of the game as Foligno heads to the box for roughing.

8:05- The Pens are making sure the Blu Jackets don"t get second chances om Flower. One shot and done (out of the defensive zone).

10:48- GENO SCORES! Sid takes the puck around the Blue Jackets zone and snaps a pass to Kuni! Kuni makes a pass trough the goal mouth to Geno, who wrist one pass Bobrovsky! 1-0 Pens!

13:48- Vitale and Sutter with great forechecking efforts. Bylsma putting Sid and Geno together.

16:01- Both teams have had a good start. The Pens need to withstand the home team pressure in the beginning then bring it.

20:00- The Pens need to get to their game and keep it up for the full 60 minutes! Time to close this one out Pens! Lets Go Pens! 

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