Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Four to go

By: MF, 

Only four games left in the regular season for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins are still fighting to take over first place in the Metropolitan division with a win over a struggling Detriot Red Wings.

They just have to play smart, defensively, which has been a hard thing for them in the last few games. It will also help them a lot going into the playoffs. Lets Go Pens!

The Pens lineup is as follows:

Guentzel - Crosby - Rust
Hagelin - Malkin - Hornqvist
Sheary - Brassard - Kessel
Aston-Reese - Sheahan - Kuhnhackl

Oleksiak - Letang
Dumoulin - Schultz
Maatta - Ruhwedel

Murray in the net!

Play - by - Play
Pens 2 Red Wings 5

3rd Period
0:00 - That does it for this game. The Pens fall to the Red Wings 5-2. Terrible game by the Pens. 

0:52 - Two-on-zero for the Red Wings. Larkin's shot is denied by Murray. 

1:28 - Glendening scores an empty-netter. Glendening gets ahold of the puck and fires down the ice. 5-2 Red Wings

2:42 - Pens empty their net once again. 

3:16 - LETANG SCORES! Letang fires from the point with Hornqvist stationed right in front of Howard. The puck goes five-hole. 4-2 Red Wings

3:30 - Empty net for the Pens. 

3:38 - Shots for the game are 23-19 in favor of the Pens. That is all I got right now. This game is pretty much done at this point. 

8:24 - Not much to update on. Still no energy or change in the Pens. 

12:15 - On a side note, Brassard is missing from the bench. He didn't come out for the start of the third. 

13:39 - Helm scores. Dylan Larkin is down by the red line. He gets the puck out to the far side of the net where Helm is stationed. Helm beats Murray, glove side. Traffic in front prevented Murray from seeing that puck. 4-1 Red Wings

14:21 - The Pens show no urgency in their game. That has been missing in their last few games at times. 

16:54 - That does it for the power play. Not much of one. The best chance during that power play was for Glendening, but luckily nothing came of it. 

18:54 - Power play time for the Pens as Trevor Daley is called for hooking. 

20:00 - We are back for the third period! Time for the Pens to wake up and take control of this game. Lets Go Pens! 

2nd Period
0:00 - That does it for the second period. The Red Wings have the 3-1 lead. 

4:51 - Luke Glendening scores. Nick Jensen fires from the blue line and Glendening gets a piece to redirect the puck through the five-hole of Murray. 3-1 Red Wings 

5:32 - Frans Nielsen scores on the power play. Martin Frk fakes a shot. Instead, he makes a pass across the ice to Nielsen, who is all alone on the right side. He puts it in the open net. No chance for Murray. 2-1 Red Wings

7:21 - Oleksiak heads to the box for high-sticking. It's a minor penalty. Pens penalty killing time. 

8:04 - Murray with a solid save on a point-blank shot by Athanasiou. 

9:18 - Tyler Bertuzzi blocks a shot. The puck goes off his leg and he goes down in pain. He gets the bench and heads to the locker room. 

12:12 - The referees are reviewing a play for a possible goal, but the camera angle doesn't give enough information to rule it a goal. Ruled a no goal. 

14:13 - Jonathan Ericsson and Hornqvist have a disagreement. Ericsson wants to drop the gloves as he shoves Hornqvist, who was skating away. Malkin comes in to help out. Things eventually break up without incident or penalties. 

14:42 - Not a whole bunch to update on. Each team has only one shot on net this period, so far. 

20:00 - Time for the second period. The Pens need to put up some more shots and pressure the Red Wings more this period. Lets Go Pens!

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

3:17 - Kronwall scores. Darren Helm gets the puck off the corner boards and outlets a pass to the slot, where Kronwall is wide open. He beats Murray short-side. 1-1 tie game. 

7:03 - Zetterberg gets in all alone against Murray, but he is unable to get a shot off as Sheary gets back in time to tie him up. 

7:14 - Power play time is up for the Pens. 

9:14 - Now the Pens will get a chance on the power play as Niklas Kronwall takes a seat for slashing. 

10:16 - A successful penalty kill for the Pens. Henrik Zetterberg rang a shot off the goal post just as power play time expired. 

12:16 - The first power play of the game goes to the Red Wings. Rust is ticketed with tripping. 

13:04 - Shots are 6-2 in favor of the Red Wings. 

17:51 - Murray comes up with a big save to deny Andreas Athanasiou's backhanded chance. 

19:22 - CROSBY SCORES! Guentzel and Crosby get a two-on-one chance. Guentzel holds and makes a perfect pass over to Crosby, right in Crosby's wheelhouse. He puts it past a stretching Jimmy Howard. 1-0 Pens

20:00 - It's game time! Time for a Pens win. Lets Go Pens! 

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