Friday, May 9, 2014

Handshake Time!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Penguins are back in Pittsburgh for Game Five against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center. This could be the end of the postseason for the Rangers as the Penguins lead the series 3-1 with a chance to close everything out tonight. The Penguins haven't had any chances to the lineup with exception to Brooks Orpik. Orpik left Wednesday's night game during the first period with an injury and did not return. He wasn't on the ice for the Penguins pregame skate and looks like he will be out again tonight. On a side note, it was a sad day for Martin St. Louis as his mother (63 years old) died yesterday. It was released that he would be in the lineup for the game tonight, but my warm wishes to him and his family through this sad time for them. Now back to the Penguins! The Penguins have to play a forechecking game from the beginning and keep the Rangers from getting any puck time/offensive zone time. They have to stick to the their game for a full 60 minutes! 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 5

3rd Period
0:00- The Rangers avoid an elimination as they beat the Pens 5-1. It was a whole different team playing in the Pens uniforms. Nothing like the last three games by the Pens. They will head to New York and look to close out in Game Six at MSG. The Pens have to come out better and ready to play. Till Sunday!

2:26- KLEIN SCORES! Klein puts it in the empty net from the blue line. 5-1 Rangers.

3:48- The Pens PP ends and still an empty net for the Pens.

4:14- Timeout for the Pens.

5:28- Pens with PP and empty net.

5:50- J. Moore and Jokinen go at it a little and both head to the sin bin. Kreider in the box.

7:44- D. Moore is called for roughing and Gibbons for cross-checking. 4 on 4 hockey.

11:20- The Pens kill off the Rangers PP.

11:46- 26 second regular PP for Rangers.

13:20- Geno is called for unsportsmanlike conduct and Rangers get a 4 on 3 PP.

13:46- Moore and Tanger each take a seat in the box as things get a little nasty after the whistle. 4 on 4 hockey.

16:01- Geno has been impressive all night. He puts one in the blue paint for Sid, but Sid is hooked up when he tries to shoot the puck.

19:50- The Pens PP has ended.

20:00- Time for the third period! The Pens have a PP for 10 seconds and have to come out with everything they have to get the win! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and Rangers extend their lead 4-1 over the Pens.

0:27- The Pens now have a regular PP for 37 seconds.

1:49- 5 on 3 PP for 1:23 as Girardi takes a penalty.

2:27- The Pens get a huge PP as Geno draws a slashing penalty from Brassard.

4:06- The Pens are putting a lot more shots on net, but Rangers blocking and Lunqvist making the necessary saves.

7:09- The Pens have lost some of the momentum they had, but looking to battle back.

11:12- MCDONAGH SCORES ON THE PP! McDonagh fires a shot from the point and it beats Flower high glove. 4-1 Rangers.

11:28- The Pens are caught with too many men on the ice. Geno serves the penalty. Rangers get their second PP of the game.

12:06- BRASSARD SCORES! The Pens are caught in a line change and can't get the puck out of their zone. Flower is tied up with Martin as Brassard puts one high. 3-1 Rangers.

13:26- The Pens have more jump in their step this period. They need to keep up the pressure and punish the Rangers on the forecheck.

16:37- GENO SCORES! Tanger passes up the puck up to Geno who stick handles and battles to the front of the net! Lundqvist robs him on the first chance, but Geno puts in his own rebound on a bad angle! 2-1 Rangers.

20:00- Second period is underway! The Pens have to step their game up and not let the Rangers get any space or time! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Pens are down 2-0 to the Rangers.

0:11- The Pens PP comes to an end.

2:11- The Pens are getting a PP chance as Pouliot takes a seat for tripping up Geno.

4:37- BRASSARD SCORES! Tanger ice the puck and the Rangers win a faceoff in the Pens zone. Martin turns over the puck to Brassard. On his second chance he put it in. 2-0 Rangers.

6:36- Geno works magic with his stick to outlet a pass from behind the net to Goc in front. Goc doesn't get enough and it goes wide! Unreal moves by Geno.

7:26- Martin stick handles into the Rangers zone and draws everyone to him. He passes to Sid in front, but Lundqvist robs him with the glove.

10:19- KREIDER SCORES ON THE PP! The Rangers finally capialtize on the PP. Kreider gets the rebound chance and is able to sneak one past Flower on a bad angle shot. 1-0 Rangers.

11:16- Bortuzzo gets a delay of game for putting the puck over the glass in the defensive zone. Rangers to the PP.

13:35- Gibbons gets behind the defense, but can't get enough of the puck before Lundqvist covers it for the whistle.

17:13- The Rangers have come out with speed and energy. The most they have had and get a chance on net, but Flower comes up with a huge shoulder save.

20:00- The puck has dropped on Game Five at Consol Energy Center! The Pens need to get to their game and suffocate the Rangers in the offensive zone! Lets Go Pens!  

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