Wednesday, December 10, 2008

3 Games Now: Pens Lose

1st Period:

The Pens look like a different team coming into this game. the transition game was good, the Defense is back to looking solid. i saw maybe 2 turnovers in the zone the entire 1st period. Crosby and Malkin look possessed in this game, they are both skating hard.
at the 16:40 mark Max Talbot and Clarkson both go to the Penalty box, Clarkson for roughing and Talbot for receiving.

The 2 minutes of 4 on 4 hockey was just incredible, both teams getting solid chances and both goalies coming up huge. Letang had to make a save off of a shot from Zach Parise. Staal Puts one off the post at the other end. that wont be the last post the Penguins get this game. Neither team can get the Puck in the net on the 4 on 4 session, but wow that was fun to watch.

Crosby splits the Devils defense and almost puts it in, if he scores there the world stops. Matt Cooke is starting to throw his body around like he is a stripper looking to make some extra cash. This Period is just incredible Hockey right now.

Sabourin makes the biggest save of the night so far, Brian Gionta takes a pass in the faceoff circle, if he one time that is a goal, but he has to settle the puck giving Sabourin time to get in position.

Talbot baits 2 devils into the Penalty box, but the refs decide a 5 on 3 would be to unfair, he must not have watched the Pens/sabres game, Talbot gets called for receiving again i think. 5 on 4 power play for 2 minutes. The Pens had a solid look but couldn't tickle the twine. The Devils kill the Penalty.

17 seconds left in the period Mark Eaton gets a delay of game penalty for dislodging the net. he was trying to buy one but it didn't work. The Devils power play will carry over into the 2nd Period.

2nd Period:

For some reason the clock is not working to start the 2nd but we all know the Devil has at least 1:45 of power play time with a fresh sheet of ice to work with. Sabourin has to make 2 big saves with about 30 seconds left on the Devils Power play. The Pens kill the Penalty but the Devils are slowly gaining momentum in this game.

Satan almost gets his stick on a rebound in front but it was cleared away at the last second. Things just aren't bouncing the right way for the Penguins lately.

The 10:40 mark see Frankenstein head to the box for not knowing how to play the game of hockey. 2:00 minute power play for the Pens who are already o for 2. The Penguins do get a goal behind Clemmensen but it wasn't across the Line. The Devils kill the Penalty.

Frankenstein rears his ugly head again giving Letang a cheapshot behind the net, No Penalty. And why should he call that, he hasn't been calling shit all night.

Wallace just Called up from WBS contributes for the Pens by heading to the box on a hooking call I think. His Parents missed it, they wouldn't get here til the third period. The Pens kill the Wallace Penalty.

Crosby has a wide open net and puts it off the Crossbar, you have to bury that. The Pens are starting to get some Pressure, a Devils defenseman loses his stick, so Clemmensen smartly tries to freeze the Puck whenever he can, to bad it was behind the net. 2:00 minute Penalty for being a retard.
15 seconds later the even up call comes. high stick. 4 on 4 hockey. The Devils get a goal on the 4 on 4. an innocent shot from the point takes a hard bounce of the boards, Sabourin does a triple axle and the Devils put the Puck in the net. 1-0 Devils. Bob Errey Points out that the Linesman misses an offsides call.......Good one dick.

The second Period ends with the Pens down by a goal.

3rd Period:

It Didnt take long for the Devils to stretch the lead to 2 goals as Zach Parise deflects one by Sabourin at the 17:40 mark of the 3rd. 2-0 Devil. The goal came about 5 seconds after McCreary misses an obvious trip on Langenbruner.........Good one Dick

The middle of the 3rd was a lot of nothing until the 9:48 mark when Zubrus puts a wrist shot past Sabourin on the short side. Sabourin was close, his glove was only about 12" away from making that save.

The Rest of the game was Crosby roughing up Gionta a little bit and getting 4 minutes worth of Penalties. with 6 minutes or so left he pretty much takes himself out of the game. Cooke would end up getting a goal for the Pens after Malkin Drives to the net with the entire New Jersey team on his back, Cooke would come in and Pick up the trash. 3-1 Devils with 3:58 left.

The Devils get the empty netter at the end to make if 4-1 Devils.

Game: I'm not blaming the refs for this loss but, this is the first game this season where it was obvious they had their heads up their asses

Next Game Tommorrow

Go Pens

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