Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Pittsburgh (Game Updates - Penguins vs Coyotes 11/7/17)

By: MF,

The Pittsburgh Penguins are back at PPG Paints Arena after a 10-day road trip out West. Tonight is Penguins' Hockey Fights Cancer Night.

The Penguins will be facing off against the Arizona Coyotes with an old face heading the enemy team. Rick Tocchet, the Coyotes new Head Coach, is back in Pittsburgh for the first time since taking on his new role. The Coyotes have taken on his teachings as they lead the NHL with 406 hits and are ranked fifth with 228 blocked shots. Tonight's game will be a physical game and the Penguins will have to keep the pressure on the Coyotes throughout the game. This is not a team to let up on at any time.

On the injury front, Matt Hunwick has been cleared for contact. Also, Justin Schultz will return to the lineup after suffering a concussion. He is a huge part of the defense and it will be great to have him back. It will give the Penguins some more options and help take some weight off Kris Letang's shoulders.

Make sure to follow here for tonight's play by play updates. Lets Go Pens!

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

Maatta - Letang
Dumoulin - Schultz
Cole - Ruhwedel

Murray in the net!

Play by Play
PENS 3 Coyotes 1

3rd Period
0:00 - The Pens beat the Coyotes 3-1! Great game after their long road trip. A perfect foundation for them to build off for future games. 

1:07 - Empty net for the Coyotes.

2:03 - Coyotes are having trouble getting the puck into the offensive zone and keeping it there. They are looking at trying to pull their goalie at this point.

3:55 - Murray has been sharp tonight. Just doing his usual work in the net.

6:17 - Malkin's line buzzes around the net. Raanta holds strong.

9:22 - Crosby is released from the box. Solid penalty kill for the Pens.

11:22 - Coyotes get their first power play of the night as Crosby is ticketed with slashing.

13:54 - KESSEL SCORES ON THE POWER PLAY! Malkin fires a hard shot that goes off the shoulder of Raanta into the air.  Kessel waits for the puck to go below the crossbar and bats the puck in. 3-1 Pens

15:06 - Guentzel takes a stick up high. Kevin Cannauton is the guilty party and heads to the box. Power play time for the Pens.

17:16 - Now the Pens are 0-5 with the man advantage.

19:16 - Power play number five for the Pens as Derek Stepan sits for tripping.

19:32 - Tobias Rieder scores. Rieder gets some speed down the wing and has plenty of space. He rips one over the glove shoulder of Murray. 2-1 Pens

20:00 - Third period time! The Pens need to keep up the pressure and finish this game with a win. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - That will be it for the second period. The Pens still hold the 2-0 lead over the Coyotes.

2:46 - The Pens are 0-4 on the power play tonight.

4:46 - A too many men on the ice penalty goes to the Coyotes. Another power play opportunity for the Pens.

6:34 - The Coyotes are starting to get some looks. Pens doing a good job of not allowing them to get second and third chances on goal.

10:03 - Letang and Guentzel get a two-on-one chance. Letang makes a pass over to Guentzel who has a wide open net. However, Raanta gets over to make a split/paddle save to rob Guentzel. What a save.

11:18 - Crosby's unit crash the net as the puck bounces in front. The Pens pushing back after the Coyotes started showing some life.

12:49 - Sheahan gets in alone, but his shot rings off the crossbar.

13:12 - Power play time expires for the Pens.

13:58 - Rust feeds a pass to Sheary who is driving down the center of the ice in the offensive zone. He kicks the puck up to his stick and backhands one on the net. Raanta robs him of a goal.

15:12 - Third power play chance for the Pens coming up as Max Domi takes a seat for high sticking.

15:58 - Crosby's unit has some good speed to get into the offensive zone, but are unable to get a chance on net.

18:37 - The Coyotes kill off another Pens' power play.

20:00 - Time for the second period! The Pens still have 1:23 left on their power play to start. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - The horn sounds to conclude the first period and the Pens hold the 2-0 lead.

0:37 - The Pens get a late power play chance as Clayton Keller is called for slashing.

1:50 - Murray hasn't been challenged much in this one, but he has looked sharp on the shots he has faced.

2:48 - Malkin powers his way to the side of the net and lets go of a backhander. His shot rings off the short side post.

5:13 - Power play time for the Pens comes to an end.

7:13 - The first power play of the game goes to the Pens. Jordan Martinook heads to the sin bin for slashing.

7:57 - Murray with a solid pad save in front. Small scramble in front, but the Pens are able to clear.

8:02 - Hornqvist blocks a shot and is suffering from it. He stays in the game.

8:50 - Schultz takes his first hard hit. He looks good to go and not affected by it.

12:26 - Shots are 8-2 in favor of the Pens.

14:45 - Murray makes his first save of the night. No trouble on that one.

16:53 - MALKIN SCORES! Kessel fires the puck on net and Raanta makes the save. The puck bounces up in front and Malkin swings at the puck. He connects and the puck goes over the shoulder of Raanta into the net. 2-0 Pens

19:01 - SCHULTZ SCORES! WELCOME BACK SCHULTZ! Malkin feeds the puck up to Schultz at the corner boards. Schultz one times the puck from the red line and sneaks it under Antti Raanta. Crazy angle to score from for Schultz. 1-0 Pens

20:00 - The puck has dropped at PPG Paints Arena! The Pens need to put the pressure on the Coyotes throughout the night. Lets Go Pens! 

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