Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Penguins continue their trip out west

By: MF, 

Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins are in San Jose to take on the Sharks. They are coming off a great win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Follow tonight's game action here:

Simon - Crosby - Sheary
Hagelin - Malkin - Hornqvist
Guentzel - Sheahan - Kessel
Kuhnhackl - Dea - Reaves

Dumoulin - Letang
Maatta - Schultz
Hunwick - Oleksiak

DeSmith in the net!

Play - by - Play
Pens 1 Sharks 2

3rd Period
0:00 - That does it for this game. The Sharks end up with the 2-1 win over the Pens. The Pens gave it all at the end, but special teams won the game today for the Sharks.

0:17 - Timeout called by the Pens.

0:24 - Crosby puts one through the goal mouth.

0:55 - Guentzel plays some goalie to deny the Sharks an empty net goal.

1:14 - Malkin and Hertl are set free.

1:43 - Dell denies Kessel's quick shot.

2:12 - Empty net for the Pens.

3:14 - Hornqvist and Malkin get into a pushing and shoving match with Justin Braun and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Hertl also gets involved. We will have some four-on-four hockey play as Malkin and Hertl get matching minors.

3:32 - Dell is still holding strong for the Sharks. Not much time left for the Pens.

6:20 - Dumoulin's shot in the high-slot is blocked by Burns.

8:45 - Kessel with a scoring chance in front if turned away by the pad of Dell. Burns gets the rebound and clears.

12:21 - Labanc ends up getting a lead pass as she knocks down Maatta to get a breakaway. DeSmith shuts him down.

12:50 - Shots are 33-27 in favor of the Sharks.

16:35 - Pavelski gets a chance on a slight breakaway, but DeSmith denies him with a pad save.

18:07 - Hertl scores on the power play. Joe Pavelski easily wins the offensive zone faceoff back to Burns. Burns fires a shot-pass, which hits two players in front. Hertl gains control and puts it behind DeSmith. 2-1 Sharks

18:11 - Oleksiak will head to the sin bin for cross-checking, which gives the Sharks a chance on the power play.

19:59 - Sheary is back on the ice for the third period.

20:00 - We are back for the third period of this 1-1 game. The Pens have to get some pucks behind Dell. Lets Go Pens!

2nd Period
0:00 - That does it for the second period and things are still tied 1-1.

1:48 - Malkin turns over the puck at the blueline and the Sharks get a two-on-one chance. DeSmith gloves up the shot by Hertl.

2:10 - Crosby with a deflection shot that is denied by Dell.

2:32 - A lot of line juggling going on right now as Sheary is out.

5:08 - Sheary blocks a shot that goes off his left hand. He immediately grabs his hand and heads to the locker room.

5:36 - Reaves lays a hard hit on DeMelo. There are some words exchanged after, but the two players are separated by the referees. FYI: Today is Reaves birthday - Happy Birthday!

5:55 - A goalie battle is taking place this period.

9:13 - The first line of the Pens crash the net and Crosby is able to get the puck back in front, but no one is there and the Sharks clear.

10:24 - Tomas Hertl pokes the puck out to the front of the net where Kevin Lebanc quickly whips it on the net. DeSmith closes the pads and puts his glove behind to keep the puck from squirting through.

11:16 - Time expires on the power play for the Pens.

12:58 - Dell robs Crosby once again!

13:05 - Simon is released and the Pens have a power play for 1:49.

13:16 - Hagelin draws an interference penalty on Dylan DeMelo. 11 seconds of four-on-four hockey.

15:05 - Now the Sharks get another power play chance as Simon is ticketed for slashing.

15:48 - That does it for the Pens power play. They had a great chance with the puck in front but were unable to convert.

17:48 - Back to the power play for the Pens as Burns takes a seat for tripping.

20:00 - Time for the second period. The Pens need to clean up their game (turnovers) and continue to pressure Dell. Lets Go Pens!

1st Period
0:00 - The first period comes to an end and this game is tied 1-1.

0:42 - Crosby quickly releases a shot from one knee. It goes off the mask of Dell into the netting.

2:16 - Timo Meier scores. Brent Burns finds Meier with speeding down the wing. He fires a hard shot that beats DeSmith glove side. 1-1 tie game.

6:37 - A successful penalty kill by the Pens. DeSmith looked sharped during the kill.

8:37 - Now the Sharks will head onto the power play as the Pens are caught with too many men on the ice.

9:05 - Shots are 6-5 in favor of the Pens.

12:41 - Pens and Sharks had some good scoring chances. Pens power play comes to an end.

14:41 - The Pens have a lot of energy to start this game. They end up getting the first power play of the game as Melker Karlsson sits for cross-checking.

16:42 - SHEARY SCORES! Sheary forces a turnover in the neutral zone and gets the puck in the zone. Simon gets the bouncing puck from behind the net and feeds a pass out to Sheary. Sheary beats Aaron Dell. 1-0 Pens

18:35 - DeSmith with a quality save to start this one.

20:00 - The puck has dropped in San Jose! The Pens need to come out with speed, put pucks on the net early and often. Lets Go Pens! 

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