Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Penguins are in Music City (Game updates - Penguins @ Predators 11/11/17)

By: MF,

Another back-to-back situation for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight they are in Nashville to take on the Nashville Predators after suffering a 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals last night. The Penguins have yet to win the second game in a back-to-back situation this season. They are 0-4-1. This is a perfect chance for them to change that. In the building where they were crowned the 2017 Stanley Cup Champions and lifted the Stanley Cup. Lets Go Pens!

Follow tonight's game action right here! 

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Dumoulin - Letang
Maatta - Ruhwedel
Cole - Schultz

Jarry in the net!

Play by Play
Pens 4 Predators 5 SO

The Predators get the 5-4 win in the shootout. Solid effort and comeback by the Pens. Some good things for them to build off.

Letang misses the net.

Forsberg scores. Forsberg snaps one past the blocker of Jarry.

CROSBY SCORES! Crosby slows down and stickhandles around the outstretched pad of Rinne.

Fiala scores.  Fiala stickhandles a lot and backs Jarry into the net. He finally puts it past Jarry.

Malkin is denied by the glove of Rinne.

Turris misses the net.

0:00 - We are going to have a shootout.

0:20 - Malkin gets a tripping penalty and the Predators get a late power play. The faceoff will be key. The Pens need to win it.

0:37 - The Pens call a timeout.

1:45 - Letang fans on a shot at the side of the net. Good movement by the Pens.

3:17 - Rust drives to the net, but loses the puck before he can get a shot off.

4:18 - Rinne denies Crosby on a breakaway chance.

5:00 - The overtime is underway! Lets Go Pens!

3rd Period
0:00 - This game will be going to overtime.

2:05 - Jarry has made some big saves and stepped up his game.

4:30 - This game is crazy. That is this game in a nutshell.

6:19 - Rinne denies Crosby! What a fast pace game right now. A playoff hockey atmosphere.

7:09 - A successful penalty kill.

7:47 - Now Predators have a 36-second power play.

7:55 - Jarry is holding down the fort right now!

9:09 - That does it for the power play. Kessel is called for slashing. Four-on-four hockey for 1:24.

9:47 - The momentum is in the favor of the Pens as they are dominating in the offensive zone. Now they will head to the power play as Salomaki sits for cross-checking.

12:17 - DUMOULIN SCORES! Sheary gets the puck from behind the net and outlets it to the front. Dumoulin drives to center and beats Rinne down low, stick side. 4-4 tie game.

15:13 - Calle Jarnkrok scores. Cole is hit hard into the boards and losses his stick. He stays on the ice but is shaken up. Jarnkrok gets the puck, drags the puck around Cole in front, and fires a shot past Jarry.

17:33 - GUENTZEL SCORES! Subban losses an edge, which allows for Guentzel to receive a lead pass in the neutral zone. He skates into the offensive zone all alone and slides a backhander between the legs of Rinne. 3-3 tie game.

18:55 - Good penalty kill for the Pens to start the second period.

20:00 - The guys are back on the ice to start the third period! The Pens have 1:05 left to kill on the Predators power play. Lets Go Pens!

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

0:55 - Jarry makes two solid saves as Smith drove to the net. Schultz ends up taking a holding penalty and the Predators get a power play opportunity.

2:30 - Kevin Fiala dives to the front of the net and slips a pass over to Smith at the other side of the net. Jarry robbed Smith with a quick pad save.

5:15 - That does it for the power play. Subban is released.

5:17 - Loose puck in front of Rinne who falls down into a sitting position. Guentzel joins him. Finally, the whistle is blown. Ekholm ends up punching Guentzel in the face, but no call is made.

6:47 - The Predators get a two-on-one chance. Crosby comes all the way back to get on the backcheck. He ties up one Predator and allows Jarry to square up. He makes a great pad save on Arvidsson's shot.

7:15 - Power play time for the Pens as Subban is penalized for holding.

7:33 - KESSEL SCORES! Malkin flies around the net and gets Rinne out of position. He goes to the front of the net to Kessel. Kessel elevates the puck over the shoulder of Rinne. 3-2 Predators

9:16 - Power play time comes to an end. Rinne came up big on the Predators' penalty kill.

11:16 - A much-needed power play chance for the Pens as Rust draws a high-sticking penalty on Ekholm.

11:47 - Penalty troubles for the Pens once again. They have to dig there way out of this hole they have made.

14:31 - Smith scores on the power play. Viktor Arvidsson's shot goes off the backboards and finds Smith at the side of the net. He quickly directs the put past Jarry. 3-1 Predators

14:44 - Things get chippy between the two teams. Only Letang gets a penalty and it is for roughing. Power play time for the Predators.

16:08 - Subban scores on the power play. The Predators win the faceoff cleanly and it goes back to Subban at the point. His rocket shot goes over the shoulder (blocker side) of Jarry. 2-1 Predators

16:12 - Jarry comes out of the net to clear the puck. He is unable to do so and ends up taking a tripping penalty. Predators to the power play.

17:59 - Kyle Turris scores. The Pens failed to clear the puck out fo the offensive zone. Miikka Salomaki gets the puck in the corner and whips a pass to center. Turris is all alone in front and receives the pass. He fires one past Jarry. 1-1 tie game.

20:00 - Second period time! The Pens need to put more pressure on the Predators and keep boxing them out. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - The first period ends and the Pens have the 1-0 lead.

1:30 - Jarry denies a hard shot by P.K. Subban.

1:46 - The four-on-four play comes to an end. The Predators get some offensive zone time at the end of the four-on-four. Mattias Ekholm rings off the crossbar.

2:48 - Jarry makes a solid save. He was at the top of the blue paint to make the save. Solid positioning and he looks confident.

3:46 - Time for some four-on-four hockey. Ryan Johansen goes for cross-checking, while Guentzel sits for hooking.

7:02 - A great penalty kill for the Pens.

8:02 - RUST SCORES A SHORTHANDED GOAL! Rust and Kuhnhackl get a two-on-one chance. Rust holds at the wing and fires a shot that beats Pekka Rinne short side. 1-0 Pens

9:02 - Sheary will visit the box for holding the stick, sending the Predators onto the power play.

11:51 - The Predators have the momentum right now. They have only registered one shot, but have been buzzing around the Pens' net.

14:38 - The atmosphere and gameplay have a playoff feel to them. Chances at both ends happening.

17:06 - Power play time expires.

19:06 - The first power play of the game goes to the Pens as Craig Smith sits for hooking.

20:00 - This game is underway in Nashville! The Pens need to come out with some jump in their game and take control of this game. Lets Go Pens! 

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