Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Penguins are in Detroit!

By: MF, 

This is the second of back to back games for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they will face the Red Wings in Detroit. The Penguins are coming off a hard loss to the Philadelphia Flyers at Consol last night (5-3). The game was a sloppy one by the Penguins and they didn't look good in the game. They had their moments, but overall it was a poor job by the team. Instead of a fresh team they looked tired as if they played the night before, which the Flyers had and they looked fresh. The Penguins will have to bounce back and play a full 60 minute game.

A side note: the Pittsburgh Penguins organization did a great job of showing their support to Ottawa after the tragic events that unfolded yesterday. They played O'Canada before the United States Anthem and the entire crowd at Consol Energy Center participated. It was heart warming and made me even prouder to call myself a Penguins fan.

On a lighter note, the Penguins third jerseys looked awesome! They where the best third jerseys I have seen in awhile for the Penguins. Too bad they might have back luck after that loss...time will tell.

The game tonight will determine if the Penguins will be able to put the Flyers game behind them and move on to focus on this game. They need to come out with speed and play a sound game. There will be no room for sloppiness against the Red Wings! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kuni, Sid, Hornqvist
Duper, Geno, Comeau
Spaling, Sutter, Downie
Sill, Goc, Adams

Maatta, Tanger
Ehrhoff, Martin
Scuderi, Despres

Greiss in the net!

Play By Play
Pens 3 Red Wings 4 OT

OT Period
0:00- Red Wings score in OT to give them the 4-3 win over the Pens. The Pens let that game go and was all there fault in the end.

2:05- The Red Wings have all the momentum right now. Uphill battle right now for the Pens.

3:55- Datsyuk gets a chance, but Letang strips him of the puck to save the Pens.

5:00- The puck drops on the first OT of the season for the Pens! Lets finish this one early Pens! Lets Go Pens!

3rd Period
0:00- We are headed to OT as the Pens let the Red Wings come back to tie the game up 3-3.

0:38- Kronwell Scores! The Pens couldn't put it in a wide open net and the Red Wings come back. Datsyuk holds the puck to draw Greiss and makes a back pass to Kronwell. He roofs it to tie this game up 3-3.

1:00- Empty net for Red Wings again.

2:39- Zetterberg Scores! The Pens are unable to stop a streaking Zetterberg in the slot area. He lets go of the puck in a quick manner and Greiss has not chance. 3-2 Pens.

2:50- Red Wings empty their net.

3:07- The Pens defense has been on top of their game tonight and Greiss has been there to back them up. Great defensive effort.

5:54- Sutter puts in a great defensive effort to break up a Red Wings 2 on 1 chance as the Pens are caught in the middle of a change.

7:16- The Red Wings are laying siege to the Pens net right now, but Greiss is holding down the fort!

9:55- Greiss just made the entire crowd's jaws drop with a huge stick save on a breakaway chance by Helm!

10:52- The Pens PP comes to an end.

11:12- Downie and Ericsson will both head to the box. The Pens will still have a PP for 20 seconds as the penalties off set.

12:52- Kindl is called for slashing on Geno and the Pens get a PP opportunity.

13:04- The Pens call a timeout.

15:12- Greiss has had a great first game with the Pens! Still looks sharp.

17:00- Sid gets a breakaway chance after being released from the box, but Howard comes up with a huge save to deny our Captain!

17:03- The Pens with another great PK. Greiss was fantastic!

19:03- Sid and Kuni go after Zetterberg at the benches after a high stick happened to Sid. The Red Wings end up with a PP.

19:27- The Pens PP comes to an end.

20:00- Third period time! The Pens have a short PP for 34 seconds to start! Don't let up Pens! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- Second period ends and the Pens have extend their lead over the Red Wings to 3-!

1:27- Now it's time for the Pens to bring out their PP unit as Kronwall sits for interference.

2:22- The PP is killed off by the Pens!

4:22- Another Red Wings PP as Comeau heads to the sin bin for holding.

6:40- The Red Wings have had some good chances on net, but Greiss has really held down the fort. He has been huge in the net tonight.

9:26- The Pens just hammer the Red Wings after the last goal. Geno's line passes the puck and peppers Howard! Geno is on it!

11:31- KUNI SCORES!!! Kuni walks into the offensive zone and lasers a shot pass the shoulder of Howard! Hornqvist pushed back to the defense to give him room! 3-1 Pens!

12:26- Greiss makes a save on Miller who gets behind Despres and was right on the goal doorstep. Greiss shut the door right in his face.

14:50- The Pens kill off the PP. Greiss stands strong in the net and really held his own in the net.

16:50- Goc takes a seat for hooking and the Red Wings look to tie this game up on the PP.

20:00- Puck has dropped and the second period is underway! The Pens need to keep taking it to the Red Wings and leave them no room to breath! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00- First period comes to an end with the Pens leading 2-1 over the Red Wings!

0:54- The Pens break into the offensive zone. Spaling passes across ice to Sutter, but his shot is stopped by Howard. The Red Wings get to the loose puck and clear it.

2:46- Comeau's shot is saved by the blocker of Howard!

5:00- Kronwall Scores! Helm stops up as he enters the Pens zone and makes a pass to Kronwall at the point. Kronwall stick handles around Hornqvist and blast a shot. Griess is screened and doesn't see the puck. 2-1 Pens.

5:09- Martin makes a great play to poke check the puck away from a Red Wing and clear the puck up ice.

8:54- MAATTA SCORES!! Maatta outworks/stick handles Datsyuk in the corner and brings the puck to the front of Howard! He backhands one and it trickles through the five hole of Howard! 2-0 Pens!

10:34- The Red Wings are able to kill off the Pens PP. Howard was the reason for that as he held the Pens at bay.

12:34- The Pens will get a PP chance as Kindl sits for hooking. The number one PP in the league versus the number one PK in the league.

14:48- DUPER SCORES! Duper gets the puck in the defensive zone and passes it to Comeau who carries the puck up ice and into the offensive zone! Comeau makes a pass across to Duper who was breaking now the center/slot area! He puts the puck pass Howard! 1-0 Pens

15:46- Greiss has made some good saves to start this game. Sid also gets a shot off, but Howard makes the pad save.

20:00- The puck has dropped for the Pens in enemy territory! Time for the Pens to take it to the Red Wings and not let up at any time! Lets Go Pens! 

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