Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Crosby vs McDavid Part Two in Edmonton (Game Updates - Penguins vs Oilers 2017-18)

By: MF,

The Pittsburgh Penguins are continuing their trip through the West as they take on the Edmonton Oilers tonight. 

It’s part two of the Sidney Crosby vs Connor McDavid storyline for this season. All three times the two have battled, the Penguins have been victorious. Though when the two teams faced off last week, the two goalies stole the show along with Phil Kessel who scored the overtime winning goal. We will have to wait and see if this game turns out differently. 

As for the whole team, the Penguins have points in 14-straight games against the Oilers. This would be a perfect game to get things back on track for them. Especially important for them after they suffered a hard 7-1 loss.

Changes have been made to the lineup to help boost the offensive and the defense. Those changes will be showcased in game’s lineup. Also, Tristan Jarry was called up from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Casey DeSmith has been re-assigned.

On the injury front, Matt Hunwick practice with a non-contact jersey on. It’s good to see him making progress.

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Sheary - Crosby – Hornqvist
Kuhnhackl - Malkin - Rust
Guentzel - Sheahan - Kessel
Archibald - McKegg - Reaves

Maatta - Letang
Dumoulin - Ruhwedel
Cole - Corrado

Murray in the net!

Play by Play
PENS 3 Oilers 2

3rd Period
0:00 - THE PENS GET THE 3-2 WIN OVER THE OILERS! Great goaltending by Murray and a solid performance by the team as a whole. They need to build off this win. 

0:12 - Murray makes a falling save! Another huge save by the Pens' netminder.

0:56 - A huge save by Murray. Maroon gets in alone, but Murray's pad is quicker.

1:15 - Empty net for the Oilers.

3:17 - The Oilers have started to push a little more as time is running out for them.

7:37 - MALKIN SCORES ON THE POWER PLAY! Kessel carries the puck into the offensive zone with speed and makes a little saucer pass over the stick of Larsson to Malkin. He takes the puck up to the net and beats Talbot. 3-2 Pens

7:56 - Lucky break for the Pens. Nugent-Hopkins is called for interference on Guentzel. Power play time for the Pens.

13:19 - Another successful penalty kill for the Pens.

15:19 - Right back onto the power play for the Oilers. Guentzel is ticketed for tripping.

16:04 - A huge penalty kill by the Pens. Maatta is set free from the box.

18:04 - Maatta is called for tripping and the Oilers will get their fourth power play chance.

19:35 - Murray just stole Draisaitl's wallet. He made an incredible pad save.

20:00 - We are back for the third period! Things are tied up 2-2. The Pens need to play smart and pressure Talbot. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - The second-period horn sounds and this one is tied 2-2.

0:22 - The Oilers are unable to capitalize on a two-on-one chance. This turns out to give Crosby and Sheary their own two-on-one chance. Crosby makes a pass over to Sheary in front and Sheary directs it into the back of the net. 2-2 tie game.

3:42 - Nurse lets go of a hard slap shot from the blue line. It rings off the goal post!

5:40 - Power play time expires for the Pens. Talbot comes up huge for the Oilers on the penalty kill.

5:58 - Kassian is set free and he gets a breakaway chance. Murray denies him with an outstretched pad save!

7:40 - Now, Nurse is off to the box for slashing. Five-on-three power play chance for the Pens for 1:42.

7:58 - Power play chance for the Pens. Kassian is ticketed with interference.

12:34 - Draisaitl scores. Letang tries to get the puck out of the zone and it bounces off the referee. McDavid gets the puck and stick handles his way across the front of the net. He makes a backward pass to Draisaitl at the side. He puts it past Murray. 2-1 Oilers

13:24 - Nugent-Hopkins scores on the power play. Maroon outlets the puck from behind the net to the front. Nugent-Hopkins beats the Pens to the puck and lifts the puck over the blocker of Murray. 1-1 tie game.

15:16 - The Pens only have two minutes left on the penalty kill. It has been solid so far.

17:16 - Guentzel ends up receiving a double minor. One for holding and one for tripping. Two penalties and a four-minute power play for the Oilers.

19:04 - HORNQVIST SCORES ON THE POWER PLAY! It all starts with a faceoff win by Crosby. The Pens cycle the puck around and Letang fires from the blue line. Hornqvist redirects the shot in front past Talbot. 1-0 Pens

20:00 - Time for the second period. The Pens still have 1:19 left on their power play to start. They need to capitalize. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - First period time expires and things are set at 0-0.

0:41 - A late power play chance for the Pens. Nugent-Hopkins is penalized for high sticking.

2:15 - The Pens are doing the little things right, which will lead to them being more consistent. Great to see after their game against the Winnipeg Jets.

6:18 - A two-on-one develops for the Oilers. Nugent-Hopkins fires it high and wide of the net.

8:12 - Mark that as a successful penalty kill. Murray comes up big a few times to stop a deadly looking Oilers' power play.

9:38 - Murray robs Maroon in front!

10:12 - The Oilers will get the first power play chance of tonight as Crosby is called for holding.

11:42 - Rust gets a step on the Oilers' defense and fires a hard shot that beats Talbot, but not the post. It rings off the crossbar then the post out. Close one.

12:52 - Crosby outlets a pass from behind the net to Sheary in front. He snaps a shot on net, but Talbot flashes the glove to rob him. Great save by the Oilers' goalie.

13:32 - Much better start for the Pens after their last game. Solid puck movement and they are creating quality chances.

15:27 - Lucic gets a backhanded shot off in the slot area, but Murray makes the save.

16:01 - Nice work by the top line of the Pens in the offensive zone. The Oilers also get some extended zone time.

20:00 - The puck has dropped in Edmonton! Time for the Pens to get things back on track. Lets Go Pens! 

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