Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hockey night in the Burgh (Game updates - Penguins vs Sabres 11/14/17)

By: MF,

The guys are back in the Burgh to take on the Buffalo Sabres. The Pittsburgh Penguins should be able to get the job done with no problem as they have are deadly on paper, however, that doesn't seem to always work out.

The Penguins will have to play smart and continuously pressure the Sabres. Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Dumoulin - Letang
Maatta - Ruhwedel
Cole - Schultz

Murray in the net!

Play by Play
PENS 5 Sabres 4 OT

The Pens get the 5-4 overtime win. They didn't have the best of games, but they fought back and came out with the win and two points. 

4:44 - SHEARY SCORES! Crosby losses Eichel and outlets a pass to Sheary at the side of the net. Sheary elevates the puck over the pad of Lehner. 5-4 Pens

5:00 - Time for some overtime hockey! Lets Go Pens!

3rd Period
0:00 - This 4-4 game is headed to overtime.

1:15 - Huge scramble in front of the Sabre net as the puck is loose in front. The puck somehow stays out. Unreal.

5:02 - Lehner ends up staying in the goal.

5:10 - Rust looks to have an open net, but Lehner stretches across to get a piece of the puck with his glove to direct it over the top. He is some discomfort after that save.

6:11 - KESSEL SCORES! Malkin makes a perfect saucer pass over two Sabre sticks right to Kessel. He goes to one knee to put the puck over Lehner. 4-4 tie game.

6:33 - Some quality chances for the Pens right now.

9:42 - Shots in this period are 5-2 in favor of the Pens. Overall the Pens still lead in shots 36-28.

11:45 - Sheary throws the puck on net. Lehner makes the save and Hornqvist crashes the net to get the rebound. It hits a Sabre and goes wide.

13:24 - Hornqvist ends up taking a puck up high. It hits the side of his helmet around the ear/visor area. He stays on the bench and looks to be alright.

14:17 - The fourth line for the Pens has a great shift. They kept the Sabres pinned in their own zone for quite some time.

20:00 - We are back for the third period! The Pens have to clean up their gameplay and pressure Lehner.

2nd Period
0:00 - The second-period horn sounds and the Sabres have the 4-3 lead.

0:06 - Pouliot scores on the power play. Pouliot goes to the front of the net and backhands one over the shoulder of Murray. 4-3 Sabres

1:22 - Reaves is off to the sin bin for elbowing.

1:32 - Hagelin gets space and fires a quick shot. Lehner gets over and robs him with a glove save.

2:45 - CROSBY SCORES ON THE POWER PLAY! Kessel gets the puck on net and Crosby finds the puck to direct it over Lehner. His goal drought has ended! 3-3 tie game.

3:39 - Power play time again for the Pens. Nicholas Baptiste is penalized for slashing.

4:43 - A successful penalty kill.

6:43 - Letang is ticketed for tripping. The Sabres get a power play. They are one-for-one so far tonight.

7:55 - That does it. Back to full strength hockey.

9:04 - Moulson is released, but the Pens still have a power play for 1:06.

9:39 - Matching minors. Hornqvist for interference and Marco Scandella for slashing.

9:55 - Benoit Pouliot cross-checks Rust dangerous near the end boards. He will go to the box, which gives the Pens a five-on-three power play for 51 seconds.

11:04 - Matt Moulson receives a hooking penalty and the Pens bring out their power play unit.

13:15 - Sheahan is robbed in front by the outstretched pad of Lehner.

13:43 - More jump to the Pens game now. However, things are starting to get more chippy.

15:44 - SHEARY SCORES! The Pens get a stretch pass up to Hornqvist with a lucky bounce off the bench boards. Hornqvist and Sheary fly into the zone with only Lehner standing in their way. Hornqvist passes over to Sheary who puts the puck under the pad of Lehner. 3-2 Sabres

19:44 - Eichel scores. The Pens have a miscommunication behind their net. Crosby turns the puck over to Eichel who puts it in a wide open net. 3-1 Sabres

20:00 - Time for the second period! The Pens need to take the momentum of Hornqvist's goal and build on it. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - That does it for the first period and the Sabres hold the 2-1 lead.

0:18 - HORNQVIST SCORES! Lehner misplays the puck behind the net and the Pens get to the puck. Hornqvist throws the puck on net. It goes off the skate of Ryan O'Reilly and into the wide-open net. 2-1 Sabres

1:41 - The Pens have had some quality scoring chances, but their overall play has been sloppy and the Sabres have taken advantage.

3:07 - Reinhart scores on the power play. The puck bounces off the back boards to the side of the net. Reinhart gets a stick on the loose puck first and chips it past Murray. 2-0 Sabres

3:43 - Now the Sabres have a power play for 1:39.

4:02 - The Sabres get a two-on-one chance and Johan Larsson misses the net as he tries to direct a pass into the net. Malkin ends up taking a tripping penalty. Four-on-four hockey for 21 seconds.

5:43 - Cole lays a hard, solid hit on Reinhart at center ice. Eichel goes right after Cole, dropping his gloves. Kane also comes over to show his displeasure with Cole. All three receive roughing minors. The Pens get a power play in the end.

8:08 - Cole rips a shot from the top of the faceoff circle. His shot rings off the crossbar.

10:22 - The Sabres haven't had much offensive zone time, but they have had a lot of odd-man rushes.

12:05 - That does it for the Pens' power play. Crosby and Hornqvist had the best chances, but Robin Lehner stands up strong in the net.

14:05 - The first power play of the game goes to the Pens as Kyle Okposo sits for slashing.

14:49 - Sabres starting to take advantage of the momentum shift.

16:15 - Kane scores. The Sabres get a two-on-one chance. Jack Eichel comes flying down the wing and makes a perfect pass over to Kane. Kane puts it past Murray. 1-0 Sabres

17:26 - Good jump to start for the Pens. They have been getting some chances early.

20:00 - It's hockey night in the Burgh! Time for the Pens to take it to the Sabres. Lets Go Pens!  

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