Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hawks fly into the Steel City

By: MF,

Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins will battle the Chicago Blackhawks in the Steel City! Time for the Penguins to properly welcome the Hawks to Pittsburgh! Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Sheary - Crosby - Rust
Wilson - Rowney - Kessel
Kunitz - Bonino - Hornqvist
Kuhnhackl - Cullen - Sundqvist

Dumoulin - Schultz
Cole - Ruhwedel
Streit - Gaunce

Fleury in the net!

Play by Play
Pens 1 Hawks 5

3rd Period
0:00 - This game finally comes to an end and the Hawks get the 5-1 win. Pens need to learn from this game and continue to get better. It will help with the injury list is shortened.

2:00 - Nothing has least the Penguins were able to get one goal.

5:51 - Not much to report on at this point. Doesn't look like the Pens are digging their way out of this one.

13:57 - Pens are back to full strength.

14:10 - 13 second power play for the Hawks.

14:11 - RUST SCORES! Rust goes to the front of the net and jams one home! 5-1 Hawks

15:57 - Now Hornqvist takes a slashing penalty. Four-on-four hockey for 1:47.

16:10 - Power play time for the Pens. Van Riemsdyk visits the sin bin for holding.

16:28 - Kero scores. Kero gets in behind the Pens defense and is all alone. He beats Fleury blocker side. 5-0 Blackhawks

17:51 - Kuhnhackl gets in all alone. Crawford comes out to challenge and makes the save.

20:00 - The third period is underway! The Pens need to play some desperate hockey and get some pucks behind Crawford! Lets Go Pens

2nd Period
0:00 - Second period horn sounds and the Hawks still have the 4-0 lead. At least they haven't extended their lead.

0:01 - Set faceoff win for the Pens and they get a great chance on net. Crawford gets the glove out to get the save.

0:04 - Crosby with a beautiful backhanded opportunity that is saved by the shoulder of Crawford.

1:12 - Pens come up with another successful penalty kill.

3:12 - The Hawks will be headed onto the power play again. Sheary sits to the box for tripping even though Crosby's skate accidentally tripped up a Hawk.

4:48 - That will be the end of power play time for the Pens. They had a few good shots, but the Hawks had a odd-man rush again. The depleted lineup is starting to show for the Pens.

6:48 - First power play for the Pens in this one. Hayden sits for high-sticking. Huge chance for the Pens to get something going.

7:40 - Best shift of the game so far. Crosby's line with Cole jumping up into plays. Crawford comes up with some big saves and the Hawks blocking a few chances.

12:41 - Fleury makes two save on Kero. The Pens need to get some offensive zone time and get to pressuring the Hawks.

14:13 - Jurco gets a point blank chance, but Fleury comes up with the big save and is able to cover the puck. A scrum ensues at the side of the net and the referees break it up.

15:39 - Pens have changed some wingers on lines and mix them up trying to get something going for them.

20:00 - Second period time! The Pens have to step up their game and get things back on track! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - Finally the first period comes to an end. Horrible period for the Pens as the Hawks lead 4-0.

0:10 - The amount of odd-man rushes has been embarrassing for the Pens.

0:15 - Hossa scores. Three-on-one chance for the Hawks. Hartman goes across to Hossa and he doesn't miss. 4-0 Hawks

0:54 - Kruger scores. Kruger gets time and space to come right into the Pens zone. He fires one over the pad of Fleury. Hawks playing more aggressively then the Pens. 3-0 Hawks

2:18 - Hawks seem to want this game more right now. The Pens need a spark to get them going.

4:30 - Panarin gets a breakaway chance, but Fleury shuts the door on him!

5:21 - Panik scores. Schmaltz outlets a pass to Panik who is all alone in the slot area. Panik is able to quickly fire a shot past Fleury. Bad defensive work. 2-0 Hawks

5:57 - Fleury comes out to challenge Toews and forcing him to go around the net. Hornqvist breaks up the wrap around chance!

6:31 - Once again the Pens are able to kill off a penalty and keep the Hawks at bay.

8:31 - A miscommunication happens behind the net and the puck ends up in front on the stick of Toews. Fleury comes up with the save in front and is able to cover the puck for a whistle.

9:06 - Another power play chance for the Hawks as Cole takes an interference penalty.

9:25 - Sheary gets the puck in the center and is able to make a pass over to Crosby at the side of the net. Crosby goes to one-knee to fire off a shot, but it's blocked in front.

13:01 - Sheary with his own power move to get a chance in front, but Crawford gets a glove on it and the Hawks are able to clear.

13:49 - Rust cuts in to get a shot off in front, but Crawford comes up with the save. First shot of the night for the Pens.

14:00 - A successful penalty kill by the Pens as Wilson is finally set free.

15:20 - Fleury stands strong at the top of the crease to make a quick pad save on an attempted shot by Kane.

16:00 - Wilson will head to the box for high-sticking and the Hawks head onto the power play.

16:37 - Panarin scores. Kane goes wide and goes behind the net. It looks like he is going to attempt a wrap-around shot, but ends up passing it backwards to Panarin. He puts it past Fleury. Solid play by Kane. 1-0 Hawks

18:42 - Sheary is playing in his 100th NHL game! Congrats to him!

20:00 - It's time for the Pens to take it to the Hawks and give them a proper welcome to the City of Champions! Lets Go Pens!

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