Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Islanders visit Pittsburgh

By: MF,

The New York Islanders are in town to battle the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins are looking to put some distance between them and the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings. Those two teams will also play tonight.

The Penguins have to come out with speed, control the game, and play a complete 60 minute game. Lets Go Pens!

Here is a play by play of the game! Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@PensHockeyShow).

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Kunitz - Crosby - Hornqvist
Hagelin - Bonino - Kessel
Simon - Cullen - Rust
Kuhnhackl - Fehr - Sheary

Maatta - Letang
Dumoulin - Daley
Cole - Schultz

Fleury in the net!

Play by Play
PENS 2 Islanders 1 SO


Tavares is denied entry by Fleury!

Kessel denied.

Okposo stopped by Fleury!

Letang Scores!

Nielson denied by Fleury!

Crosby stopped by glove of Berube.

0:00 - What a overtime! Still not enough. Headed to a shootout.

0:32 - Two on one chance with Crosby and Kunitz! Kunitz misses a wide open net!

1:23 - Kessel circles, but Berube makes the pad save.

2:10 - Nothing like three on three overtime hockey. Chances all over the place. Goalies holding strong.

3:19 - Bonino robbed by Berube.

3:42 - Fleury with a big save on Nielson's backhand shot.

5:00 - Time to open things up as the puck drops on overtime! The Pens need to play smart, but don't need to be too defensive! Lets Go Pens!

3rd Period
0:00 - We are headed to overtime as things are tied at one still.

2:23 - Things have open up and this game seems to have more energy to it.

3:44 - Rust rifles one that is deflected by Cullen, but it rings off the goal post. Things are heating up.

5:25 - Okposo Scores on the power play. The puck bounces around in front and Fleury goes down and is tangled up with Letang. Okposo slips one under Fleury. 1-1 tie game.

6:43 - Penalty killing team for the Pens as Bonino sits for slashing. Huge kill for the Pens.

7:55 - Great board play by the Pens in the offensive zone. The third line is working hard and being physical.

11:07 - The Pens power play comes to an end.

13:07 - Hickey breaks Crosby stick in half and the Pens will head onto the power play.

14:18 - Some hard battles going on in front of the net.

16:12 - Both teams are back to full strength.

18:12 - Some 4 on 4 hockey time.

20:00 - Puck drop on the third period! The Pens need to stay on their game and get another goal to give them some breathing room! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - Second period horn sounds and the Pens still hold the 1-0 lead over the Islanders.

2:15 - Power play comes to an end for the Pens. They are still playing a all-around solid game. Good to see them playing a consistent game right now.

4:15 - Time for a Pens power play as Kunitz is hauled down.

5:24 - Such a presence by the Pens and they are playing some smart hockey.

7:50 - The Pens hold the Islanders in their own zone for about two minutes. Great offensive dominance by the Pens. Berube keeps things at one for the Pens.

10:07 - This game is a fast pace one. The Pens are doing a good job of keeping up the pressure, but still playing smart defensively. Fleury is once again on his game.

13:34 - Rust is back on the ice and looks good. He battles in front of the net to create a scoring chance, but Berube denies him.

16:17 - Crosby rips a wrister that is gloved up by Berube. The Islanders have come on during this period, but the Pens are playing well defensively.

17:52 - Fleury makes two solid saves to start this period. Nice work by the netminder.

20:00 - Time for the second period! The Pens have to keep playing smart and keep up the pressure! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - First period ends and the Pens have the 1-0 lead!

2:14 - Rust gets hit by Boychuk and is shaken up. He is hunting on the bench and heads to the locker room.

4:09 - KUNITZ SCORES! The Pens cycle the puck and keep the Islanders pinned in their own zone! Dumoulin fires from the blue line and Kunitz redirects up front! 1-0 Pens

5:22 - The Pens survive and are back to full strength.

7:22 - Islanders will head back onto the power play as Kuhnhackl is sent to the sin bin.

8:16 - The power play for the Pens comes to an end and things are still scoreless.

10:16 - Now time for the Pens to get a chance on the power play as Strait sits for tripping.

12:13 - Successful penalty kill for the Pens as Crosby is set free.

12:58 - Fehr with a shorthanded chance, but Berube makes a hard save.

14:13 - The first power play of the game will go to the Islanders as Crosby is called for hooking.

15:44 - The Pens have had a few good shifts in a role. Good start so far for them.

18:10 - Crosby has two good looks on net. Shots are redirected a bit wide.

19:28 - Fleury makes a solid save on a Islanders' two on one chance.

20:00 - It's hockey night in Pittsburgh! The puck has dropped and the Pens need to come out with speed and get the offense going! Lets Go Pens! 

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