Friday, May 2, 2014

Ready for a Second Round?!

By: MF, The Pens Hockey Show

The Penguins have made it to Round Two of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs after dispatching the Columbus Blue Jackets in six games. The Penguins finished their first round series on Monday and watch to see who they would face. The New York Rangers ended up beating out the Philadelphia Flyers in seven games less than 48 hours ago. The Penguins held a morning skate and the only one missing was Brooks Orpik. The Penguins rotated lines and worked on the power play. They seemed to recognize their faults in round one and are looking to fix that during this series. It should be an interesting series and a hard fought one. The Penguins need to come out ready to get to their game, make smart plays, and limit the turnovers. If they can focus on that and get to their game then this series should tilt in their favor. 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 2 Rangers 3 OT

OT Period
0:00- Pouliot puts the puck in while the Pens are scrambling around in their blue paint. The Rangers win it 3-2 in OT. The Rangers lead the series 1-0.

17:41- Even start to the overtime. Both goalies are standing strong in the net.

20:00- Regulation wasn't enough! OT time! The Pens have to keep crashing the Rangers net! Lets Go Pens!

3rd Period
0:00- We are headed to OT!

1:00- Both teams want to en this in regulation and fighting for it.

3:21- Geno went off the ice to the bench gingerly and seemed to be favoring his right leg, but he is back on the ice.

6:10- The Pens are leaving the slot open at times, but Flower has been solid in the net.

9:50- Kinda an even game right now.

13:53- Shots are 25-21 in favor of the Pens.

15:23- The Pens PP comes to an end and it's still tied up 2-2.

17:23- Flower is owning it in the third period. The Pens end up with a PP chance as Boyle takes a tripping penalty.

18:47- The Rangers force a turnover, but Flower flashes the glove to make the save!

20:00- The third period is underway! The Pens need to keep up the good work and crash the net with pucks/bodies! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens have come back to tie this game 2-2.

1:38- The Pens with another successful kill of the Rangers PP.

3:38- Bennett skates over to the box for a roughing penalty and the Rangers with yet another PP opportunity.

6:32- NEAL SCORES!! The Pens crash the offensive zone and Neal rips one from the slot area! It goes off Lundqvist shoulder and falls behind him to trickle over the goal line! 2-2 tie game!

7:20- Sid fires a shot just wide of the net!

8:08- Adams, Sutter, Glass, and Taanger have been aggressive on this PK effort. Pens kill it!

10:08- Jokinen goes to the sin bin for hooking and the Rangers get another PP chance.

12:45- STEMPNIAK SCORES! Bennett enters the offensive zone and leaves it for Stempniak on the rush! Goc goes to the front of the net, while Stempniak stick handles his way to the slot and backhands pass the blocker of Lundqvist! 2-1 Rangers

13:33- The Pens get some good looks on net, but their PP comes to an end without a goal.

15:33- St.Louis gets an elbowing penalty and the Pens head back onto the PP.

17:20- Pens PP ends.

18:07- Pens PP for 59 seconds.

19:08- 4 on 4 hockey for 1:01 as Brassard is called for hooking up Martin.

20:00- Time for the second period! The Pens have to kill off a Rangers PP for 1:55 then have to get to their game! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period ends and the Rangers lead 2-0 over the Pens.

0:07- Kuni is called for holding and the Rangers get a PP.

2:57- RICHARDS SCORES! The refs mess up an offsides call/hand pass call and the Rangers head to the Pens zone. The Pens defense breaks down and Richards is left alone in front. 2-0 Rangers

6:23- The Pens bring it on the PK and kill off the Rangers PP!

8:23- Rangers will now get a PP chance as Bennett is called for hooking.

8:49- The Rangers get a short-handed chance, but Flower makes the save. The Pens had some shots, but Rangers blocking them.

10:49- The Pens get the first PP of the game as Moore sits for cross-checking.

14:00- Martin gets the Pens first shot on net and Lundqvist makes the glove save.

14:56- POULIOT SCORES! Kuni turns over the puck and the Rangers start up ice. Pouliot gets inside of Maatta and puts it blocker side. 1-0 Rangers

16:13- The Pens have had a good start to this game, but they are not keeping up with it.

20:00- The puck has dropped on the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Playoffs for the Pens! Time to get to Penguins hockey and take it to the Rangers! Lets Go Pens!  

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