Friday, December 11, 2015

I take your King!

By: MF,

The Pittsburgh Penguins are back at Consol Energy Center after a 12-day road trip, which they came out with two losses and two wins. Tonight, they face the Los Angeles Kings in Pittsburgh!

Changes to the lineup will be seen on the defense as Kris Letang will be out of the lineup again, due to an upper body injury he suffered in the Colorado Avalanche game. Rob Scuderi was a healthy scratch that game, so look for him to fill in the open spot.  

The Penguins will have to stay a focus and play a full game. They have had trouble playing consistently for an entire game.

Lets Go Pens! 

The Pens lineup is as follows: 

Kunitz - Crosby - Bennett
Perron - Malkin - Kessel
Fehr - Bonino - Hornqvist
Plotnikov - Cullen - Sprong

Dumoulin - Lovejoy
Maatta - Warsofsky
Scuderi - Cole

Fleury in net!

Play by Play
Pens 2 Kings 3 SO

The Kings get the 3-2 win over the Pens in a shootout. The Pens made a good effort to come back and take things to a shootout. At least the Pens picked up a point after this one.

Gaborik puts one past the glove of Fleury.

Bonino is denied.

Pearson robbed by the Flower!

Malkin can't control the puck.

Brown is denied by Fleury!

Crosby is denied.

Kopitar puts the puck around Fleury into the net.

Perron beats Quick!

0:00 - Shootout here we come!

1:26 - Crosby lobs the puck up for Kessel who gets a one on one against Quick! Quick makes the save.

2:13 - Another 2 on 1 chance for the Pens, but Bennett misses on the shot as the puck bounces.

3:20 - Malkin and Perron get a 2 on 1 rush. Malkin passes over to Perron. Perron fires, but Quick gets the pad out for the save.

4:04 - Kings have held the puck in the offensive zone this whole time. Pens are tired.

5:00 - Well the Pens came back to tie things up! Now it's time to get the win! Lets Go Pens!

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

1:10 - MALKIN SCORES! Kessel fires from the point and Quick makes the save! Malkin gets the rebound and puts the puck around the pad of Quick! 2-2 tie game

2:14 - Empty net for the Pens.

2:24 - Still not much going for the Pens as time whines down.

4:37 - Not much going for the Pens. They can't seem to get any quality chances on Quick.

6:32 - Time is becoming the enemy of the Pens. They need one here soon.

11:24 - Crosby fights his way through interference to get a stick on a pass from Bennett, but it just goes over the net.

13:22 - The Pens successfully kill the Kings power play, but the Kings still control the puck in the offensive zone.

15:22 - Perron heads to the sin bin for holding and the Kings get a power play chance.

19:26 - Muzzin Scores. Muzzin fires from the point and the puck seems to have eyes, as it finds its way under the pad of Fleury. 2-1 Kings

20:00 - Third period is underway! The Pens have to pressure Quick more and keep getting shots on net! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - Second period ends and things are tied up at one.

1:02 - 1:35 power play for the Kings.

1:12 - FEHR SCORES! Cullen finds Fehr in front! Fehr goes down to one knee to beat Quick! 1-1 tie game.

1:29 - Now Maatta takes a hooking call and 4 on 4 hockey for 21 seconds.

2:01 - Crosby puts a pass right on Kessel's stick, but he hits the goal post. He had a wide open net.

2:43 - Regular Pens power play.

3:05 - 5 on 3 for 15 seconds. Three Kings in the net and Malkin in the box. Carter slashed Malkin's leg from behind and no call made. Malkin gets angry and a scrum ensues.

4:43 - Gaborik sits for hooking and the Pens get their second power play of the game.

7:37 - Bennett is back on the bench!

9:27 - Fleury robs Gaborik in front!

11:20 - Bennett is nailed into the boards, face first, after a cheap crosscheck on the numbers. Horrible hit and no call. Bennett heads to the locker room.

12:13 - Some glorious scoring chances for the Pens. Bonino's shot is saved and Dumoulin gets the rebound, but Quick gobbles up the puck.

13:46 - The Kings crash the net, but Fleury gloves up the puck for the whistle.

14:33 - The first line gets a huge chance. Crosby goes across to Kunitz, but Quick is able to get over to make the save!

15:04 - Last few minutes have been some back and forth hockey. The Pens have to work for every inch of ice.

18:15 - Kessel gets a great chance, but Quick robs him!

20:00 - Time for the second period! The Pens have to come out with a more of an offensive presence this period! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - The first period horn sounds and the Kings have the 1-0 lead over the Pens.

1:13 - Too much defensive play for the Pens. They need to possess the puck more and get more shots on net.

3:17 - Fleury makes three consecutive saves. He has been solid in the net.

4:55 - The Pens kill it off and Fleury makes a post-to-post pad save to keep the Pens within one.

5:25 - Carter fires a hard and fast shot, but Fleury is up to the challenge.

6:55 - McNabb takes a seat for tripping and the Pens get the first power play of the game.

7:35 - Once again Bonino gets a chance in front, but he can't get a stick on the loose puck.

9:30 - Perron gets a chance, but is taken down by Doughty.

12:26 - Pearson Scores. Pearson carries the puck and compelty undresses Cole at the blueline. He gets a one on one with Fleury. Pearson finds room between the arm and body of Fleury. 1-0 Kings

15:00 - Fleury flashes the glove at Brown's shot! Solid save!

16:03 - Bonino lets go of more at close range, but Quick makes the pad save.

17:39 - The Kings come out with pressure to start this one and pin the Pens in their own zone.

20:00 - It's Hockey in Pittsburgh! The Pens battle the Kings! Lets Go Pens! 

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