Monday, February 15, 2016

Life is a beach

By: MF,

Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins are in Sunrise, Florida to battle the Florida Panthers. The Penguins look to continue their successful trip with their dads.

I made tonight's little preview short due to be not feeling well this past week. I am recovering and should be 100% by the next game.

They have to come out with speed and keep the pressure up. Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kunitz - Crosby - Hornqvist
Hagelin - Cullen - Kessel
Kuhnhackl - Sundqvist - Rust
Wilson - Porter - Sheary

Maatta - Letang
Dumoulin - Daley
Pouliot - Lovejoy

Fleury in the net!

Play by Play
Pens 1 Panthers 2 SO

The Panthers get the 2-1 win in the shootout. At least the Pens come out with a point in this one.

Cullen is denied.

Jokinen scores for the Panthers.

Kessel rings a quick shot off the goal post.

Smith is poked check by Fleury! LIKE A BOSS!

Letang isn't able to beat the blocker of Montoya.

Bjugstad beats Fleury.

Kunitz is stopped by Montoya.

Trocheck is denied by Fleury.


Huberdeau hits the post.

0:00 - We are going to have a shootout!

1:43 - Fleury comes up with a huge save and covers for the first whistle of the overtime.

2:34 - Rust is robbed by Montoya twice!

2:58 - Fast pace skating for this overtime. Very entertaining overtime.

4:01 - Wow! The Panthers get a 3 on 1 chance with only Crosby back. Nothing happens, but Crosby gets a chance the other way and gets a pass to Kessel. Montoya makes the pad save.

5:00 - 60 minutes of regulation wasn't enough! Time to finish this one guys! Lets Go Pens!

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

0:39 - Panthers get some offensive zone time, but the Pens are able to clear.

3:19 - KUNITZ SCORES! Kunitz gets the puck after the Panthers' win the faceoff! He circles and elevates his shot over Montoya while Hornqvist screens the goalie! 1-1 tie game.

5:35 - Good penalty kill by the Pens once again. Time to get back to offense!

7:35 - Letang is going to the box for delay of game. Power play for the Pens. Not good timing.

8:07 - Crosby gets the puck to Wilson who turns and fires, but Montoya is able to get the pad out.

8:15 - The defense of the Pens have been jumping up consistently to get something going.

10:29 - The Pens are not getting any shots on net this period. They only have one. Panthers are controlling the puck.

13:34 - Crosby tires a shift with Wilson and Kessel. They get some looks at the net, but cannot capitalize.

16:13 - Another successful penalty kill for the Pens. Fleury is keeping the Pens in this one as he made some unreal saves on the penalty kill.

18:00 - Hagelin gets behind the Panthers defense and gets a breakaway, but Montoya makes the pad save as Hagelin tried to go five-hole.

18:13 - Letang heads to the box for holding and the Panthers will go onto the power play.

18:23 - Fleury makes two good saves on shots from Smith and Shaw.

20:00 - The guys are back on the ice for the third! The Pens have to get one early and keep up the pressure on Montoya! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - Second period ends and the Panthers still have the 1-0 lead.

0:02 - Dumoulin fires from the blue line and the puck is loose. The horn sounds before the Pens can get to the rebound.

3:06 - Looks like Crosby is being double shifted again this game. He was just out with the fourth line.

4:21 - Much better skating by the Pens right now, but still need that opening goal to shift things in their favor.

7:13 - The Pens are starting to show some life and energy, but Montoya has been solid.

10:12 - The fourth line of the Pens is doing well. They have a lot of energy and bring it every shift. i

12:57 - The Pens power play comes to an end.

11:49 - Hornqvist gets a stick to the face and goes to the bench hunched over. He is attended to and begins yelling at the referees. He is hot (very mad).

14:57 - Kessel draws a holding call on Huberdeau and the Pens get a power play chance.

17:25 - Hornqvist once again makes his presence known in front of Montoya.

20:00 - Time for the second period and the Pens to get one in the back of the Panthers' net! Lets Go Pens!

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

0:50 - A successful kill for the Pens as Cullen is released. The Pens did a great job of making the Panthers look dysfunctional.

2:50 - Cullen will now visit the box for delay of game. Panthers to the power play.

4:13 - The Pens are starting to pressure the Panthers a little more, but things are getting chippy.

6:28 - Crosby and Hornqvist get a chance as they crash the net for the loose puck, but Luongo freezes it.

8:43 - The Pens power play comes to an end. It wasn't really a power play to begin with.

10:43 - Kampfer will take a seat in the sin bin for holding and the Pens get the first chance on the power play tonight.

12:30 - Bjugstad Scores. The Panthers cycle the puck around the zone and eventually Bjugstad is left alone at the side to put it past Fleury. 1-0 Panthers

14:02 - Panthers get some quality time and cycle the puck in the Pens' zone.

16:24 - Fleury makes a solid first save on a point blank shot.

20:00 - The puck has dropped in Florida! The Pens need to come out with speed and pressure the Panthers early! Lets Go Pens! 

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