Sunday, May 11, 2014

Back into the Rangers Zone!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

It's time for game six at Madison Square Garden between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers! The Penguins lead the series 3-2 and can eliminate the Rangers tonight moving onto the third round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins missed the chance to close out this series Friday night in Pittsburgh, losing 5-1 to the Rangers. The Penguins played a slow game to begin with and needed up getting behind early. Once this happened the Penguins weren't able to dig themselves out of the hole they created. They had some good chances on net, but couldn't get them past the Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers survived another day and extended the series. At the Penguins practice today their were only two missing from their practice. Brooks Orpik (undisclosed injury) and Olli Maatta. Derek Engelland filled in for Maatta. Dan Blysma did not mention the reason for Maatta missing the Penguins practice. The Penguins have to play a full 60 minute game and not let up on the Rangers, who are a desperate team. It's time for the Penguins to finish up this series and move onto the next round of the playoffs! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Martin, Tanger
Maatta, Niskanen
Scuderi, Bortuzzo

Flower in the cage!

Play By Play
Pens 1 RANGERS 3

3rd Period
0:00- Rangers win 3-1 and force a game seven. The Pens will head back to Pittsburgh and will have to play a more passionate game if they want to move on. The Pens need to found their passion and bring it Tuesday. See everyone Tuesday. Hopefully the Pens come out to play.

0:09- Neal gets 10 minute misconduct penalty.

2:20- The Pens have an empty net.

5:08- The Pens get some offensive zone pressure after the kill, but they are unable to put one pass Lundqvist.

6:24- The Pens kill off another.

8:24- Bennett off for high sticking. Pens have to kill off a Rangers PP.

9:32- The Pens have had a few chances on net, but can't seem to get on in the net.

14:08- Zuccarello is robbed by the poke check of Flower!

14:23- The Pens PP comes to an end. Time is becoming the Pens enemy at this point.

15:20- Pens PP for 58 seconds.

16:23- Tanger is hooked up by Zuccarello on his breakaway chance. 4 on 4 for 1:03.

17:20- Neal now off to the box for tripping. Rangers PP.

18:00- The Pens kill the Rangers PP. Sid and Kuni are released.

20:00- Time for the third period and the Pens to get some pucks on net! The Rangers will get a PP as Sid (cross-checking) and Kuni (roughing) are in the box. Boyle is in the box for cross-checking. Lets get this back Pens! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Rangers lead 3-1 over the Pens.

2:59- The Pens are passing the puck way too much. The Pens need to put pucks on net and just simply shoot the puck.

4:30- BASSARD SCORES! Letang, Martin, and Sutter gets overpowered in front of the net. Bassard knocks a loose into the net. 3-1 Rangers.

4:55- The Pens PP ends right after Sid gets a scoring chance and his stick breaks.

6:55- Zuccarello trips up Scuderi and will head to the box. The Pens to the PP.

9:18- The Pens kill off another Rangers PP.

10:11- Gibbons with speed creates a breakaway, but is robbed by the pads of Lundqvist.

11:18- Bennett heads to the sin bin for interference and Rangers to the PP.

11:43- The Pens PP is over and Tanger goes down after a shot block. Still on the ice.

13:11- 1:06 PP for the Pens.

14:05- 4 on 4 for 55 seconds as Kreider is called for goalie interference.

15:11- The Pens are called for too many men on the ice and the Rangers get a huge PP opportunity.

17:09- Vitale dives and is able to swing at a loose puck in front of the net, but Lundqvist makes the pad save.

20:00- The second period is underway! The Pens have to come out ready to play and put pucks on net! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Pens have cut the Rangers lead in half 2-1.

1:16- Stephan breaks between the two Pens defense, but Flower sweeps away the puck.

3:03- SUTTER SCORES! Sutter fires a shot towrds the net and it goes of a Ranger defender's skate past Lundqvist! The Pens break the ice! 2-1 Rangers.

6:40- The Pens PP is killed. Niskanen had to great chances, but the Pens needed to put more pucks on net to create something.

8:40- Kreider takes a roughing penalty. The Pens get a PP.

9:00- The Pens kill it and Flower was huge with the save on the PK.

11:00- Jokinen will sit for roughing and the Rangers will get a PP chance.

11:27- The Rangers are overwhelming the Pens right now. The Pens need to find their passion for this game.

13:35- HAGELIN SCORES! Bortuzzo pinches and is caught up ice. Hagelin is blocked by Scuderi on the 2 on 1 chance, but gets the loose puck. He backhands one in. 2-0 Rangers.

16:26- ST. LOUIS SCORES! The Pens get overwhelmed early. The Rangers crash the net and the puck bounces off St. Louis all alone at the side of the net, behind Flower. 1-0 Rangers.

17:15- Sid, Kuni, and Geno all get chances and hold the puck in the offensive zone for awhile. Good sequence by the Pens.

20:00- The puck has dropped on Game Six! The Pens have to be ready for a desperate Rangers team and take it to them! Time to finish this! Lets Go Pens! 

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