Friday, November 10, 2017

Penguins invade Washington (Game updates - Penguins @ Capitals 11/10/17)

By: MF,

The Pittsburgh Penguins are in the Nation's Capital to take on the Washington Capitals. Tonight's game is the first in a back-to-back situation. The Penguins are hoping to get things off to the right start. Lets Go Pens!

Follow tonight's game action right here! 

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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 1 Capitals 4

3rd Period
0:00 - The Pens fall 4-1 to the Caps. Now they will head to Nashville to take on the Predators tomorrow night.

2:42 - Vrana scores an empty netter. 4-1 Caps

3:00 - Empty net for the Pens.

3:15 - The penalty kill does it job for the Pens.

5:15 - Not a great night for the Pens when it comes to penalties. The Caps head onto the power play as the Pens are ticketed with too many men on the ice.

6:18 - Chandler Stephenson scores. Backstrom gets the puck off the boards behind the net and outlets a pass to the slot/center area. Stephenson receives the pass and snaps one past the blocker of Murray. 3-1 Caps

8:54 - Nicklas Backstrom fires a quick shot from the slot area in front. Murray makes a blocker save on Backstrom's shot.

10:56 - Some offensive pressure by the Caps for the first time in this period. Murray stands strong in net.

13:44 - The Caps do another good job on the penalty kill. The Pens power play is unsuccessful.

15:44 - Madison Bowey takes a cross-checking penalty. Huge power play chance for the Pens. Great time to tie things up.

16:44 - That does it for that power play chance. The Pens had two quality scoring opportunities, but Holtby held down the fort.

18:44 - Jakub Vrana heads to the box for holding the stick penalty. Power play time for the Pens.

20:00 - We are back for the third period! The Pens have to get more chances on net and put the pressure on the Caps this period. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - That does it for the second period. The Caps hold the 2-1 lead over the Pens.

1:51 - T.J. Oshie scores on the power play. Carlson fires a shot from the point that is redirected by Oshie, in the slot area, over the shoulder (blocker side) of Murray. There was only one second left on the Caps power play. 2-1 Caps

3:50 - The first half of Letang's double minor has been killed off by the Pens.

5:50 - Not a good move by Letang. He takes two minor penalties (cross-checking and high-sticking). That gives the Caps a four minute power play. A huge penalty kill ahead for the Pens.

7:57 - Murray denies Ovechkin of a goal with an amazing toe save.

11:34 - KESSEL SCORES! The Pens make a tic-tac-toe play in the offensive zone. Kessel fires a shot from the side of the net and it goes off Orlov's skate past Holtby. 1-1 tie game.

15:41 - McKegg is robbed in front of the net by Holtby.

17:23 - A successful penalty kill for the Pens.

19:23 - Another power play chance goes to the Caps as Hornqvist sits for interference.

20:00 - Time for the second period! The Pens need to put the pressure on the Caps and take over this game. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - The first period comes to an end and the Caps have the 1-0 lead.

0:10 - Murray with a huge save to end the period.

2:30 - Some good offensive zone time for the Pens, but their power play comes to an end.

4:30 - Power play time for the Pens as Tom Wilson is off to the sin bin for slashing.

5:49 - Alex Ovechkin scores on the power play. John Carlson fires a shot on net that is tipped by Ovechkin past Murray. 1-0 Caps

6:59 - Penalty killing time for the Pens as Malkin is penalized for tripping.

7:36 - The Caps have been getting shots through and finding some soft areas, but Murray has been sharp.

9:34 - Liam O'Brien and Reaves drop the gloves. Reaves gets the better of O'Brien.

11:19 - Devante Smith-Pelly hits Dumoulin hard into the boards. He is shaken up on the play and heads to the locker room.

11:53 - Murray with a good glove save. The Pens defense did a great job of clearing the front, so that he could track the puck easily.

13:30 - Time is up on the Caps power play chance.

13:34 - The Caps now have a four second power play left over after the four-on-four situation.

15:30 - Hornqvist is sent to the box for hooking. Four-on-four hockey for 1:56.

15:34 - Pens get the first power play of the game as Dmitry Orlov sits for tripping.

15:56 - Sheary circles in front of the net and outlets a pass to Crosby. He gets a stick on the puck to direct it at Brandon Holtby who holds the post to deny Crosby's scoring chance.

16:19 - The Pens defense is getting involved early and pinching.

18:26 - Murray with a solid save to start this game.

20:00 - The puck has dropped and this game is underway! Time for the Pens to bring it to the Caps! Lets Go Pens! 

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