Monday, November 27, 2017

The Penguins battle their Archenemy, the Flyers (Game updates - Penguins v Flyers 11/27/17)

By: MF, 

Can you feel it? Yes, you are correct. The Philadelphia Flyers are in town to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. One can always feel when a Philadelphia team is in the Burgh, it's a sixth sense for Pittsburghers.

The Flyers are looking to snap a losing streak that has lasted for seven straight games so far. As for the Penguins, they hope to build off their 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Still, without the services of Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins will have to dig deep and work hard every shift. Everyone will have to step up their game tonight. It will be a physical battle, as it always is, between these two teams. However, the Penguins have to keep their heads on straight, play smart, and stay focused throughout this one.

Lets Go Pens!

Follow all the game action below:

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Maatta - Letang
Dumoulin - Ruhwedel
Hunwick - Schultz

Murray in the net!

Play - by - Play
PENS 5 Flyers 4 OT

THE PENS GET THE 5-4 WIN OVER THE FLYERS! The Pens had their struggles, but they battled back and got the win. Now the Pens look to the next game.

3:13 - CROSBY SCORES! Letang fires a shot/pass to Crosby. Crosby redirects the puck past the blocker of Elliot. 5-4 Pens

3:14 - Power play time expires for the Pens.

5:00 - Time for some extra hockey! The Pens have a power play for 1:46 to start this overtime. Lets Go Pens!

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

0:01 - Sheary rings a shot off the goal post!

0:14 - The Flyers take a delay of game penalty! Power play chance for the Pens.

1:04 - GUENTZEL SCORES! Schultz fires a shot from the blue line, Crosby tips it, and then the puck goes off Guentzel's body past Elliot. 4-4 tie game.

1:36 - Empty net for the Pens.

3:41 - Michael Raffl scores. Raffl takes the puck from Hunwick and takes it down the ice. He goes around Kessel, toe drags around the poke check of Jarry, and backhands it into the net. 4-3 Flyers

4:10 - Sheary and Crosby get a rush into the offensive zone with Hornqvist driving down the center. Crosby makes a saucer pass across the ice to Sheary. Elliot comes across to deny Sheary.

6:34 - Solid penalty kill for the Pens.

8:34 - Now the Flyers are headed onto the power play as Hagelin is off to the box for interference.

11:50 - The Pens are unable to capitalize on the power play. Elliot makes a huge pad save to deny Kessel in front as the power play expired.

13:50 - Onto the power play. Robert Hagg will take a seat for interference on Hagelin. A perfect chance for the Pens to take back the lead.

15:29 - The Pens are using the goal momentum to their advantage. They have put the Flyers on their heels a bit. Much better gameplay than the second period for the Pens.

18:14 - RUST SCORES! Rust elevates his skate to block Gostisbehere's shot from the blue line. He gets control of the game and outskates Gostisbehere. He drives to the net and his first shot is stopped by Elliot. The puck bounces up in the air and goes off the shaft of Rust's stick behind Elliot. 3-3 tie game.

18:53 - The referees review the play and rule it a good goal. The Flyers challenge. The challenge seems redundant after the initial review. This shouldn't be a thing. Waste of time. Still, a good goal and Flyers lose their timeout.

18:53 - HORNQVIST SCORES ON THE POWER PLAY! Elliot makes a save and the puck bounces up in front. Hornqvist crashes the net and he chips it over the head of Elliot. 3-2 Flyers

19:20 - Power play time for the Pens. Andrew McDonald is ticketed for tripping on Hornqvist. They need to capitalize on this power play chance.

19:59 - No sign of Murray.

20:00 - The third period is underway! The Pens have to step up their game and get things back under control. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - The second period concludes with the Flyers up 3-1.

0:31 - Couturier scores. The Pens turnover the puck once again. Giroux passes across the ice, it goes off the skate of Provorov right to Couturier. He snipes one past Jarry. 3-1 Flyers

0:56 - Jarry comes across to make a quick save and dives out to cover for a whistle. He came out ready to play.

2:37 - The Pens finally have a solid shift and get some sustained offensive zone time.

4:15 - Danick Martel rings a shot off the goal post. That would be five for the Flyers. Jarry getting tested right away.

4:21 - Jakub Voracek loses an edge as he drives the net. He barrels right into Murray. Murray is hurt on the play. He is helped off the ice and heads to the locker room. Jarry will replace him.

4:55 - Travis Konecny scores. Konency gets a piece of the puck as it travels to the net. It tickles past Murray into the net. Soft goal. 2-1 Flyers

5:52 - The post rings once again for the Flyers.

7:43 - Another two-on-one chance for the Flyers. Nolan Patrick holds the puck and fires a shot that rings off the crossbar.

8:53 - Time expires on the power play for the Pens.

9:31 - A rush up ice for the Flyers as the Pens turnover the puck at the blue line. Murray makes the first save and Hornqvist blocks Claude Giroux's rebound chance.

10:53 - Power play time for the Pens as Jori Lehtera will visit the sin bin for tripping.

11:01 - More big hits by both teams.

13:14 - Things are starting to get a bit chippy out there.

16:20 - Shayne Gostisbehere scores on the power play. Gostisbehere fires a hard shot down the center and through traffic. The puck finds its way through all the traffic and past Murray. 1-1 tie game.

16:30 - The Flyers will get a five-on-three power play chance for 1:21 as Maatta is ticketed for hooking.

17:09 - Penalty killing time for the Pens. Dumoulin sits for hooking.

19:50 - Two-on-one chance for the Flyers. Murray denies Ivan Provorov on the rush.

20:00 - Time for the second period! The Pens need to keep up the pressure and pepper Elliot. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - That does it for the first period and the Pens hold the 1-0 lead over the Flyers.

2:50 - A side note, Murray earned an assist on Guentzel's goal.

3:57 - GUENTZEL SCORES! Schultz chips the puck up to Guentzel. Guentzel takes the pass and races up the wing. He wrists one past the blocker of Elliot. 1-0 Pens

5:02 - A tight-checking game so far. No many odd-man rushes and such.

7:39 - Elliot stepping up for the Flyers as the Pens are peppering him with bad angle shots on the last few shifts.

9:40 - Things are back to full strength for both teams. Kessel with a great shot, but Elliot is able to get in front of it.

10:03 - A 23-second power-play chance for the Pens.

11:40 - Now Sean Couturier will head to the box for slashing. Some four-on-four hockey for 1:37.

12:03 - The first power-play of the game will go to the Flyers. Rowney is ticketed for slashing.

13:50 - Hornqvist gets a great scoring chance right off of a faceoff win by Crosby. Brian Elliot makes the save.

16:13 - Murray makes a big save in front. The puck is loose, but Murray, Dumoulin, and Ruhwedel keep the puck out.

20:00 - The puck has dropped in Pittsburgh! The Pens battle their archenemy, the Flyers! Lets Go Pens! 

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