Monday, December 5, 2016

Penguins shut down Senators' campaign

Tonight the Penguins (15-7-3) take on the Ottawa Senators (15-8-2) at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh!

Pregame notes
  • ·         Marc-Andre Fleury will be in net for the third consecutive time. In that span, he has stopped 61 of 66 shots. 
  • ·         Craig Anderson will return to the Senators lineup after taking a leave of absent after his wife was diagnosed with cancer.
  • ·         The Senators come into tonight’s game 5-1-1 in their past seven games. They are 6-3-0 on the road. 
  • ·         The Penguins have won their past two games and will look to extend that streak.

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Sheary - Crosby - Hornqvist
Hagelin - Malkin - Kessel
Kunitz - Bonino - Rust
Wilson - Cullen - Fehr

Dumoulin - Letang
Maatta - Daley
Cole - Schultz 

Fleury in the net! 

Play by Play
PENS 8 Senators 5

3rd Period
0:00 - THE PENS GET THE 8-5 WIN OVER THE SENS! What a crazy comeback by the Pens and they took a commanding lead! Rust working hard for his hat-trick! A goal scorers favorite type of game! 

1:00 - What a game...the Pens goal horn has gotten a workout tonight. Goals for days.

2:27 - The Sens did challenge the play as offsides. It's ruled a good goal.

2:28 - RUST SCORES AND MAKE THAT A HAT-TRICK FOR HIM! Rust gets to the air dumped puck and puts it into the empty net! 8-5 Pens

2:30 - Condon is out and Sens have an extra attacker.

3:05 - Cole breaks his stick right at the blue line and the Sens get the puck. Cole is unable to grab a stick and ends up using his body to check two Sens into the boards. Pens are able to clear.

7:23 - We will have another goalie change as Anderson is replaced by Condon.

7:24 - RUST SCORES! Rust gets a breakaway and is slashed on the play! He gets a penalty shot chance! He goes backhand, forehand, and back to his backhand to put it past Anderson! 7-5 Pens

9:26 - Kessel is set free and solid penalty kill by the Pens.

10:19 - Hoffman rifles one that rings off the goal post.

11:26 - Now Kessel will go off for holding. Huge penalty kill ahead for the Pens, they need to kill this one.

13:43 - Phaneuf scores on the power play. The puck is bouncing in front of the net and Pahneuf is able to backhand the puck past Murray. 6-5 Pens

15:12 - Cullen gets ticketed with a tripping penalty. Missed call by the referee as he didn't touch the guy.

15:55 - That will be the end of the Pens power play.

17:55 - Power play for the Pens as Phaneuf gets a high sticking penalty.

18:55 - MALKIN SCORES! Kessel finds Malkin who runs the gauntlet trough center! He is forced to the side of the net, but gets the puck around Borowiecki and puts a shot on net! He beats Anderson! 6-4 Pens

20:00 - Time for the third period! Pens need to stay focused and play smart, along with limiting the Sens time and space! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - That will be all for the third period and what a crazy period it was! The Pens come out with the 5-4 lead!

3:00 - The power play comes to an end as Pageau gets a shorthanded, breakaway chance at the end of the time. Murray with the huge pad save to deny him.

5:00 - Letang takes a stick up high and then is driving into the boards by Pyatt. Pyatt will take a seat for the high stick. Pens head onto the power play.

5:23 - SCHULTZ SCORES! Malkin pushes the Sens back into their own zone and he finds Schultz driving center! Schultz rips one past the blocker of Anderson! 5-4 Pens

5:47 - KESSEL SCORES! Kessel gets his arch going in the neutral zone to build speed and drive center into the offensive zone! Kessel creates time/space and snaps one past Anderson! 4-4 tie game

6:43 - The first line of the Pens gets some offensive zone time.

8:03 - Murray with a big save as Wideman slides a pass to Pageau. Murray shuts the door with a pad save.

10:30 - Sens' power play comes to an end. Solid penalty kill for the Pens.

11:32 - CULLEN SCORES A SHORTHANDED GOAL! Cullen gets the lead pass and beats Karlsson for a one-on-one breakaway! He doesn't miss! 4-3 Sens

12:30 - Another Pens penalty as Schultz sits for interference.

12:51 - Sullivan pulls Fleury and replaces him with Murray, looking for a spark. Pens not playing the best in front of Fleury, especially on the penalty kills.

12:52 - Hoffman scores. Hoffman with a sniper of a shot that beats Fleury. 4-2 Sens

13:20 - Daley is off to the sin bin for high sticking. Sens back onto the power play. Huge kill ahead for the Pens.

14:29 - Great tape to tape passing by the Pens and they are controlling the puck. The Sens have not been able to get past the neutral zone for about three/four minutes.

17:23 - Crosby with some amazing stick work to juke Anderson and Crosby goes for the wraparound. Karlsson just gets his stick in the way to prevent the play. The puck is loose in the blue paint and the referee blows the play dead even with the puck still loose. What a play by Crosby!

19:00 - Stone scores on the power play. The puck is up in the air and Stone bats the puck over Fleury into the net. The referee rules it a no goal as a high stick play. They review the play and turnover the call. 3-2 Sens

19:27 - Hornqvist takes a slashing penalty, which gives the Sens their first power play of the game.

20:00 - We are back for the second period! The Pens need to keep up the pressure, play discipline, and control the tempo! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - The horn sounds on the first period and things are tied 2-2.

2:53 - Power play for the Pens comes to an end and this game is still tied 2-2.

4:48 - Malkin wins the faceoff and the puck gets to Letang at the point. He rips a shot off the goal post!

4:53 - Crosby with a crazy amount of puck control in the offensive zone as he skates around the zone and into the slot. He draws a penalty as Borowiecki is off to the box for slashing. Pens to the power play.

6:16 - Karlsson scores. The Sens start to get some offensive cycles going and Karlsson gets some time/space at the half boards. He fires a wicked shot that just goes under the left pad of Fleury. 2-2 tie game

7:11 - Brassard is set free and the Sens kill off the Pens' power play.

9:11 - The Pens get the first power play of the game as Brassard sits for goalie interference.

9:21 - Pageau knocks down the puck in front of the net and looks to stuff the puck into the net, but he is denied by the left pad of Fleury!

11:15 - CROSBY SCORES! Crosby picks up the loose puck in the neutral zone and fends off Kelly as he enters the zone! He flies down the wing and snaps one over the blocker shoulder of Anderson! 2-1 Pens

11:41 - The last goal was challenge by the Pens citing offsides. It's reviewed and the goal stands.

11:42 - Turris scores. Dzingel feeds a perfect pass to Turris, who gets behind the Pens defense. He puts one five-hole on Fleury. 1-1 tie game

12:13 - Fleury stands up to make a solid save on a two-on-one play. The Sens get some offensive zone time.

14:26 - Good start for the Pens and they are using their speed to control the puck.

18:15 - RUST SCORES! Malkin receives a pass from Letang in the center and draws multiple Sens! He finds the passing lane to Rust on the wing side! Rust slides one through the five-hole of Anderson! 1-0 Pens

20:00 - Puck drop at PPG Paints Arena! Time for the Pens to take it to the Sens! Lets Go Pens!  

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