Saturday, November 15, 2014

Penguin Rage!

By: MF, 

Finally back in the city of Pittsburgh! The Penguins have concluded their long five game road trip with a 4-1 record. The only team the Penguins were defeated by were the New York Rangers, who they will face tonight at Consol Energy Center.

The Penguins will have to play a completely different game tonight then the last time the Penguins faced the Rangers. The Rangers killed the Penguins at Madison Square Garden, but I think tonight's game will be a different story. The game against the Maple Leafs last night was a great game for the Penguins. They showed they are both a great offensive and defensive team.

At home the Penguins have 66 home power play goals over the last three seasons, which is the highest total in the NHL during such a span. Also, the Penguins have won five of their last six games at Consol.

On the individual front, the Penguins are 7-0 when Sidney Crosby records multiple points. Pascal Dupuis recorded his first multi-goal game, this season, last night against the Maple Leafs. It was his 14th career multi-goal game. Lastly, Marc-Andre Fleury has 26 career wins against the Rangers, which is his highest against any other team.

The Penguins have to play a smart and tough brand of hockey against the Rangers! They need to screen Lundqvist and make sure to put shots on net! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup lineup is as follows:

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

Martin, Letang
Ehrhoff, Bortuzzo
Scuderi, Despres

Flower in the net!

Play By Play
PENS 3 New York Rangers 2 SO


Fleury shuts the door on Nash!

Sutter scores through the five hole!

Boyle scores, but this game isn't over. The refs are reviewing the play as Boyle hit the puck twice and it doesn't count! This is continuing!

Letang is denied by Lundqvist.

Zuccarello is stopped by Fleury!

Sid snaps one past Lundqvist!

Stephan scores.

Malkin is first, but is poke checked.

OT Period
0:00- It continues as this game is headed to a shootout!

0:11- Sutter uses his skates to get the puck and puts it up to Letang breaking out of the box! Lundqvist stuns Letang with a glove save!

1:00- This is way too nerve racking!

1:42- Scuderi receives a tripping penalty, which gives the Rangers a 4 on 3 PP.

2:11- Letang and Hagelin both head to the box for slashing. They continue to exchange words as they make their ways to the sin bin. 3 on 3 time!

2:27- This is a battle of the goalies! Fleury vs Lundqvist

3:47- Fleury denies St. Louis with a poke check!

4:30- Sid gets a breakaway chance and tries to go five hole! Lundqvist stacks the pads for the save!

5:00- Lets get this OT started! The Pens just need to keep playing physical and end this early! Lets Go Pens!

3rd Period
0:00- We are headed to OT! This game is still tied at 2 and regulation wasn't enough!

0:50- Moore just slides out to block Dupuis wide open net shot!

4:13- Staal and Malkin are set free. Sid reeked havoc on the Rangers during the 4 on 4, but the puck just wouldn't go over the goal line.

6:13- The refs give both Malkin and Staal roughing penalties. 4 on 4 hockey time.

6:14- Malkin just bulldozes Girardi behind the net (Staal gets caught in the traffic). The Rangers come to their teammates aid and a scrum ensues. The crowd starts chanting "Geno". Girardi goes to the locker room, but it was a clean hit.

7:30- There is a scoring change on Comeau's goal as Malkin gets the secondary assists, which gives him two points on the night (so far).

8:02- Sutter does a good job of hiding his wrist shot, shooting it through a Ranger defender, but Lundqvist is able to make a pad save.

9:15- The Pens PP comes to an end and it was a crazy one. Fleury has to come up big and Letang saved the Pens from a SH chance!

11:15- Time for a huge Pens PP chance as Moore is called for tripping!

12:21- HOLY MARC-ANDRE FLEURY! Fleury committed highway robbery with a poke check on Kreider!

16:07- The Rangers call a timeout after icing the puck.

20:00- Lets get back to some hockey! Third period time! The Pens just need to keep up the work from the second period! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00- That is it for two periods and this game is all tied up at 2!

0:42- The Rangers ice the puck, giving the Pens a chance with an offensive zone face-off.

3:09- The Pens sustain an unreal amount of pressure on the Rangers and Scuderi won't let the Rangers clear the puck!

4:15- Sid stick handles in a phone booth with three Rangers on him. He is man handled, but no call.

6:06- This game has turned into a very physical game! Got to love it!

7:17- Sutter comes flying into the offensive zone and Lundqvist kicks out the puck. The Rangers are able to get to the big rebound to clear it.

9:03- Geno is just flying on the ice right now. He is feeling it and makes an unreal pass to Hornqvist. Hornqvist is robbed twice by Lundqvist!

11:51- GENO SCORES!! Spaling intercepts a Ranger pass in the offensive zone and draws the two defensemen to him! He passes off to Geno, who sneaks one between the arm and post! 2-2 tie game!

12:53- That will be a unsuccessful PP for the Pens, but they had some good chances on net. It looked promising.

14:53- The Pens will finally put their PP to work as Girardi will take a seat for holding.

17:09- Sid fires the puck wide, which makes it bounce off the boards back to the front of the net! The Pens get a great chance, but Rangers clear it out of harms way.

18:16- Fleury makes a huge save at the end of the Rangers PP. Successful PK for the Pens.

20:00- Second period is underway! The Pens have to kill off a Rangers PP for 1:44! Kill it and put pucks on the net Pens! Lets Go Pens!

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

0:16- Yet another PP chance for the Rangers as Ehrhoff gets a hooking penalty.

1:00- Fleury with a huge blocker save as the Rangers get some chances as the period comes to an end.

1:30- The Pens have some jump to their step as the period whines down.

3:05- Sid whacks the puck out of mid-air, but Lundqvist makes the save. Dupuis tries for the rebound, but Lundqvist flashes the pad.

3:36- St. Louis Scores on the PP! Fleury goes down to make a save, but St. Louis ends up with the puck. He is able to put the puck over a down Fleury. 2-1 Rangers.

4:54- The Rangers are getting another PP chance as Downie takes a slashing penalty.

5:33- Stempniak Scores! The Rangers answer right back with Stempniak putting in a backhander. 1-1 tie game.

5:48- COMEAU SCORES! Hornqvist passes to the wing for Comeau, who snaps a shot! His shot finds its way under the blocker arm of Lundqvist! 1-0 Pens!

8:10- A successful kill for the Pens as Martin is set free. 

10:00- Sutter and Letang's shorthanded attempts are saved by the pads of Lundqvist. 

10:10- The first PP will go to the Rangers as Martin is sent to the sin bin for cross-checking. 

10:55- Sid gets an amazing scoring chance with Duper helping out. The puck just dances across the goal line, but doesn't go over it! 

14:15- Flower stuns Kreider with a pad save in the slot area! 

14:51- Crashing the Rangers net, the Pens just can't put the puck past Lundqvist!

15:11- The Pens have had a great start to this game. They look much better then the last game against the Rangers. 

17:40- Lundqvist makes a save while falling down. Great chance for the Pens early on!

20:00- The Pens are back in Pittsburgh after a long five game road trip! The puck has dropped at Consol! Lets Go Pens! 

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