Thursday, March 23, 2017

Penguins found in Ottawa

By: MF, 

We are in Canada's Capital city of Ottawa! The Pittsburgh Penguins face off against the Ottawa Senators with another piece missing from their lineup.

Jake Guentzel took a hard hit from Buffalo Sabres player Ramus Ristolainen. Ristolainen received a major penalty and a games misconduct. Guentzel was reported as having suffered a concussion. Today, the NHL stated that Ristolainen will be suspended for three games for his hit on Guentzel. There is a video of the hit on Facebook, if you haven't seen it. Take a look, but beware it's a bad hit.

The Penguins are no strangers to dealing with injuries and mounting injuries at that through the seasons. They will have to stay focus, play smart, and stay out of the box. There is no reason they shouldn't be able to finish with a win. Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Dumoulin - Schultz
Cole - Ruhwedel
Streit - Corrado

Murray in the net!

Play by Play
Pens 1 Sens 2 SO

The Pens fall to the Sens 2-1 in a shootout loss. The Pens had a solid game, but couldn't pull it off in the end. Condon was the difference maker for the Sens.

Crosby is stopped by Condon.

Ryan elevates the puck over the outstretched pad of Murray.

Bonino fires it wide.

Turris rifles one over the glove hand of Murray.

0:00 - This game will be decided by a shootout.

0:33 - Pens with a long time in the offensive zone. Enough to get a second chance out. Condon comes up with the save to help the tired Sens on the ice.

2:38 - Crosby makes a pass over to Kunitz as Condon is focused on Crosby. Condon with a desperate reach out of his stick gets a piece of Kunitz's shot to send it wide. What a play.

4:50 - Pageau is robbed by the right pad of Murray!

5:00 - Some three-on-three overtime hockey! The Pens need to end this early! Lets Go Pens!

3rd Period
0:00 - We are headed to overtime as things are still tied 1-1.

1:00 - This has been an up and down period of hockey.

3:40 - Crosby takes a hard hit and losses his helmet, but looks to be fine.

7:13 - Some quality chances in front for the Pens, but Condon comes up with the saves to keep things tied.

10:17 - Hoffman scores on the power play. Hoffman fires from the top circle and blast it past over the blocker shoulder of Murray. 1-1 tie game.

10:31 - Cullen skates to the box for holding and the Sens are headed onto the power play.

12:12 - Really strong defensive showing by the Pens even missing some top blueliners. Murray is also playing well.

15:00 - Pens still with some good offensive pressure. Going to start seeing short shifts as the Pens play tomorrow and will look to save some energy for that game.

16:53 - Sens with some good forechecking and offensive zone time, but the Pens are able to handle it and clear the puck out of harms way.

20:00 - Third period time! The Pens have to stay focus, play smart, and finish this game off with a win! Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - Second period horn sounds and the Pens hold the 1-0 lead over the Sens after two!

1:02 - I had some wifi issues. Sorry for the large gap, but nothing big was missed (luckily).

8:32 - That will be the end of power play time for the Pens.

10:38 - Pens still have a two minute power play remaining.

10:39 - BONINO SCORES ON THE POWER PLAY! Bonino fires a rocket shot from the top of the circle, while Kunitz screens Condon! Condon has no chance! 1-0 Pens

12:29 - Wilson is high sticked by Phaneuf  and is bleeding as a result. He heads to the locker room and the Pens get a four minute power play.

13:31 - Archibald lays a punishing hit on Borowiecki by the boards. Solid check as he seperated Borowiecki from the puck.

15:31 - Solid penalty killing effort by the Pens as Sundqvist is released from the sin bin.

16:39 - Bonino is able to get in alone, but Condon comes up with a quick blocker save to deny Bonino!

17:31 - Sens getting a power play chance. Sundqvist will take a seat for tripping.

20:00 - Time for the second period! The Pens will have to keep up the pressure and stay out of trouble! Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - That will bring an end to the first period and things are scoreless.

2:35 - Hoffman rings a shot off the goal post! Close call for the Pens.

3:01 - That will be the end of power play time for the Pens.

4:05 - Now a regular power play for the Pens for 1:04.

5:01 - The Pens are getting a power play as Borowiecki sits for tripping. Four-on-three power play for 56 seconds then a regular five-on-four the remaining penalty time.

6:05 - Some more four-on-four hockey. Corrado sets up and goes for Wingels who laid Cullen out in the corner. Everyone is ok after the play and scrum ends.

8:29 - That ends the four-on-four hockey play.

10:29 - Some four-on-four hockey time. Hornqvist and Ryan get matching penalties.

12:30 - This is a physical game and you can feel the dislike between the two teams.

15:31 - Murray makes a solid first save on a shot from Burrows.

18:45 - Sens are targeting Crosby and it's a easier job to get good match ups against him with Malkin being out of the lineup.

20:00 - The puck has dropped in Ottawa and this game is underway! The Pens will have to be patience, play smart, and stick to their game! Lets Go Pens! 

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