Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Penguins look to finish things in Ottawa

Sidney Crosby / MF
By: MF, 

Just one more win for the Pittsburgh Penguins and they will be making a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

If the same Penguins from Game Five come out to play tonight, the Ottawa Senators will be dusting off their golf bags. The Penguins came alive in Game Five and looked refreshed. It was as if they had woken up and were ready to go.

The time to finish things is now. The Nashville Predators have dispatched with the Anaheim Ducks and now the Penguins need to dispatch of the Senators. Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Forwards
Kunitz - Crosby - Guentzel
Wilson - Malkin - Kessel
Rust - Bonino - Rowney
Hagelin - Cullen - Archibald

Defense
Dumoulin - Hainsey
Maatta - Daley
Streit - Cole

Murray in the net!

Play by Play
Pens 1 Sens 2

3rd Period
0:00 - The Sens get the 2-1 win to force a Game Seven in Pittsburgh.

0:36 - Pens call a timeout.

1:44 - Empty net for the Pens.

2:05 - A successful penalty kill for the Pens.

4:05 - Sens to the power play. The Pens called for too many men on the ice.

5:06 - The Pens have had some great scoring chances, but the difference maker has been Anderson for the Sens.

6:45 - Four-on-four hockey is up.

8:45 - A scrum erupts after Anderson covers the puck. Rust and Karlsson will each take a seat for roughing. Four-on-four hockey.

10:33 - Guentzel outlets to Crosby in front. He is robbed by Anderson.

12:34 - Malkin with a great shift. He created a few turnovers and chances in the offensive zone.

14:25 - The Pens are a bit flat footed and the Sens have them back on their heels a bit. One solid shift and goal would change that for them.

18:26 - Hoffman scores. Hoffman blasts one from the top of the circle and past the glove of Murray. Murray was screened, but he was also a bit out of position. 2-1 Sens

20:00 - We are back for the third period! The Pens must continue to dig deep, put the pressure on Anderson, and not let up! Lets Go Pens!


2nd Period
0:00 - The second period comes to an end and things are tied up 1-1.

2:56 - The Pens are unable to take advantage during the power play. Methot is released from the box.

4:56 - Crosby is held up my Methot and it results in a penalty. The Pens are headed onto the power play.

5:37 - The Pens are able to kill off the remaining penalty time.

6:44 - 1:06 left on the Sens power play.

6:45 - Ryan scores on the power play. Ryan drifts to get space at the top of the faceoff circle and fires one that beats Murray blocker side. 1-1 tie game.

7:39 - Now Cole will join Hainsey for high-sticking, which gives the Sens a five-on-three power play for 1:24.

8:15 - The Sens will get their first power play of the game as Hainsey takes a seat for interference.

9:40 - Shots are 16-3 this period in favor of the Pens.

12:27 - Maatta with a bad turnover in front of Murray, but the Sens are unable to handle the puck. Lucky break for Maatta.

12:44 - Crosby with two chances in front of Anderson, but he is denied by the netminder's pads.

15:09 - MALKIN SCORES! Malkin outworks Smith on the boards to come out to the front of the net with the puck! Anderson stops his first shot, but Malkin buries the rebound chance! 1-0 Pens

16:13 - Malkin and Hoffman are set free.

16:56 - Daley looks to have scored a goal after Anderson bobbles the puck and it's loose in the blue paint. The Sens challenged for goalie interference and the goal is reversed. Terrible call as Daley had every right to battle for the puck in the blue paint.

18:13 - Four-on-four hockey will now be played as Malkin and Hoffman will each take a seat for roughing.

19:15 - Guentzel with a great back-checking effort to strip Pageau of the puck in the slot area.

20:00 - The second period is underway! The Pens need to put the pressure on Anderson and keep putting pucks on the net! Lets Go Pens!


1st Period
0:00 - The horn sounds bringing an end to the first period with things scoreless.

1:18 - Turris with a wide open lane to the net is robbed by Murray.

2:27 - Power play time for the Pens expires. Anderson came up big on the penalty kill for the Sens.

4:27 - Ryan runs right over Murray and will head to the box for goalie interference. The Pens get a power play chance as a result. Murray is fine after taking the hit from Ryan.

5:22 - Stone bats the puck out of the air and it goes off the goal post. Lucky break for the Pens.

6:32 - The Pens are unable to capitalize on their power play chance. Stone is set free.

8:32 - The first power play of the game will go to the Pens as Stone takes a seat for cross-checking.

9:46 - Murray denies Karlsson in front!

10:31 - Turris turns over the puck behind the red line and Bonino takes the puck to the front of the net. Anderson bails out his teammate.

11:25 - Quite a few icings in a row by the Sens.

13:14 - Anderson robs Kessel with the pad. Solid save for the Senator netminder. A good pace to this game to start.

15:22 - The Sens are putting their shots glove side on Murray.

17:45 - Stone has speed down the wing, but his shot goes wide.

18:27 - A turnover by the Sens gives the Pens a scoring chance. Dumoulin's point shot is gloved up by Anderson.

20:00 - The Pens look to finish this series in Ottawa tonight! They need to build on their performance in Game Five and they will come out with the win! Lets Go Pens! 

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