Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Penguins look to keep the momentum going in their favor (Game updates - Penguins vs Rangers 12/5/17)

By: MF, 

It's hockey night once again in the city of Pittsburgh! The Penguins are coming off two commanding wins over the Buffalo Sabres. That makes four wins in a row. Now they look to continue that winning streak tonight against the New York Rangers.

The Penguins have been playing a full game of consistent hockey. Their last two contests show that and leading the way is rookie netminder Tristan Jarry. Jarry even earned his first NHL career shutout in a 4-0 win on Friday against the Sabres. He has been stepping up to the plate with Matt Murray being out with a lower-body injury. The team needs to continue to keep up this play style and give support of Jarry.

Tonight's game will be this all to the test and they should be able to pass it without issue. However, that is not always the case. Analysis things on paper are nowhere close to the actual game that ends up taking place. Lets Go Pens!

Follow tonight's game action here:

The Pens lineup is as follows:

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

Dumoulin - Letang
Maatta - Hunwick
Cole - Schultz

Jarry in the net!

Play - by - Play
Pens 3 Rangers 4

3rd Period
0:00 - The Rangers hang on to get the 4-3 win over the Pens. The Rangers were just more lucky than the Pens in this one.

0:26 - Letang fans on a shot and the Rangers end up icing the puck.

1:04 - Timeout for the Pens.

1:34 - The Pens have an empty net.

2:22 - Malkin has a wide open net and ends up hitting the goal post. That is the second post he has hit tonight. He can't believe it.

3:31 - Sheary comes flying into the offensive zone. His shot just goes wide of the net.

4:17 - The Pens are swarming the Rangers in the offensive zone. They haven't been able to get anything past Pavelec yet.

6:10 - Crosby gains possession of the puck behind the net and outlets to Cole. He quickly releases the puck on net. Pavelec makes the save with his glove.

8:48 - Buchnevich scores. Buchnevich tries to make a pass across center while driving down the wing. The puck goes off the inside of Letang's skate in front and over the glove of Jarry. 4-3 Rangers

11:33 - Each team has exchanged scoring chances. Up and down hockey.

14:41 - Cole lays out Zuccarello at the Rangers' blue line.

16:22 - HORNQVIST SCORES ON THE POWER PLAY! Malkin finds Hornqvist fresh off the bench and up ice all alone. Hornqvist comes flying into the offensive zone and beats Pavelec glove side. 3-3 tie game.

16:45 - A minute power play opportunity for the Pens.

17:45 - Shattenkirk ends up taking a slashing penalty, which leads to a four-on-four hockey situation for one minute.

18:45 - Penalty killing time for the Pens as Hunwick finds himself in the box for hooking.

19:59 - No Schultz to start the third.

20:00 - We are back for the third period! The Pens have to put the pressure back on the Rangers and make sure to keep things simple. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - The second period comes to an end and the Rangers have the 3-2 lead.

2:40 - Mats Zuccarello scores. Zuccarello gets the puck and has a step on Hunwick. He sneaks a shot five-hole on Jarry. 3-2 Rangers

3:23 - The power play comes to an end. The Pens had a few quality scoring chances. The Rangers also had a two-on-one shorthanded opportunity, but the puck goes wide of the net.

5:23 - Another power play chance for the Pens as Kevin Shattenkirk is off to visit the sin bin.

7:34 - Jesper Fast scores. Jarry makes an initial save on Brady Skjei after he blows past Letang, but Fast beats Guentzel to the loose puck and puts it past Jarry. 2-2 tie game

9:40 - Power play time expires for the Pens. The best chance was Malkin's shot that rang off the goal post.

11:40 - J.T. Miller is off to the sin bin for hooking and the Pens get their first power play chance of the game.

12:49 - KESSEL SCORES! Guentzel outlets the puck from behind the net to Kessel in the slot area. Kessel rips a rocket shot through the five-hole of Pavelec. 2-1 Pens

13:06 - Schultz is headed back to the locker room.

14:33 - Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich get a two-on-one chance. Kreider goes to Buchnevich who is driving down the center. Jarry poke checks the puck off his stick as he goes crashing into Jarry. Jarry looks to be alright after that.

15:35 - Sheahan whips a quick shot on net. Pavelec squeezes the pads to deny him. He even looks back as he was unsure whether he has the puck.

15:54 - Some great pressure from the Pens. The Rangers ice the puck in the process. A very tired bunch of Rangers.

16:55 - A scramble ensues in front of Jarry, but he holds down the fort.

17:00 - Malkin gets a quality scoring chance on the backhand, but Pavelec is able to get a piece of it to direct it over the net.

17:32 - Guentzel is robbed by the Pavelec!

19:59 - Schultz is back to start the second.

20:00 - Time for the second period. The Pens need to put the pressure on Pavelec and give Jarry a little breathing room. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - That does it for the first period and this game is tied 1-1.

0:17 - A successful penalty kill for the Pens. They held the Rangers to zero shots on the power play.

2:17 - The first power play goes to the Rangers as Cole heads to the box for tripping. Schultz is headed off to the locker room after a collision with Rick Nash.

3:11 - Boo Nieves scores his first NHL career goal. Nieves fires a hard shot through traffic and it finds its way through the five-hole of Jarry. 1-1 tie game.

4:47 - SHEARY SCORES! Sheary enters the zone and tries to make a pass to center for Hornqvist. The puck bounces across the center and Hornqvist doesn't give up on it. He eventually gets a stick on it to backhand it to Sheary at the side. Sheary puts the puck past Pavelec. 1-0 Pens

6:35 - Schultz finds Reaves up ice and he gets behind the defense. His shot rings off the goal post!

7:12 - Shots are 9-3 in favor of the Sabres.

9:30 - Kessel puts the puck in the blue paint, but the Rangers get a stick on it to deny Crosby a tap in.

10:49 - The Rangers get some pressure going in the offensive zone. Jarry does a good job of keeping them at bay. A little disagreement among players after the whistle.

14:24 - Fast start for the Rangers also have some speed to start this game. Not much going on though. More back and forth type of game.

15:37 - Ondrej Pavelec makes a blocker save on a rising shot from Maatta.

17:46 - Jarry with an early save.

20:00 - The puck has dropped in PPG Paints Arena! The Pens need to take it to the Rangers early and keep up the pressure! Lets Go Pens! 

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