Penguins Win in Shootout 5-4


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1st period started with the Wings owning the play for the first 5 minutes. Lots of back and forth play, until the Red Wings took a Holding call against Ericsson, penalty was killed off not to difficult. Right after the Wings killed off the penalty, Dupuit got a good feed behind the net and took it out to the bottom of the right circle, fired a wrister up high on the glove side with Howard out on the stick side, and the Pens went up 1-0. Right after the score, Stall took a bad hooking call at 4:17 left, and the Red Wings battled hard on the PP, but no score. After a slap shot from the point Howard was out to the left of the goal wide on the ground, so Helm stepped in and showed of his wicked goaltending skills and stopped a shot. Soon after with 1:42 left in the first, Kunitz scored of a rebound from Letang, putting the Penguins up 2-0 at the end of the first.
Second period starts, and finally another team gets a goal called off. Asham fell on Howard as the puck whizzed in, but it was called off, stayed 2-0. Huge chance on the long change, Cleary got a good feed to Zetterberg in the slot, stopped by Johnson. Niskonen got a huge crosschecking penalty on Abdelkader, who goes to the quiet room. and the Wings let the Pens on two rushes on the PK until they let in a shorthanded goal. 3-0. Right away Jimmy let in another soft goal, 4-0 Pens, and Jimmy got pulled and replaced by Joey Macdonald. Wings get on the board with a shot by Zberg with 2:19 left, 4-1 Pens. Bertuzzi took an interference with 1:29 left, and the wings kill it to the end of the 2nd. 4-1 Penguins after 2.
We Kick off the third killing the last 41 seconds of Bertuzzis Interference call. Abelkader comes out of the quiet room, good news. And the Wings score, Filppula at 1:57 in. 4-2 Penguins. The Wings start looking rejuvenated after the goal, coming on strong. Letang takes a crosschecking at 7:00 in. Wings go on the powerplay and Kronwall slams a one-timer in to take it 4-3. One more bad Penguins Penalth and the games tied up at 4. Kronwall got a huge hit and took an interference call. Abdelkader and Helm got out on a huge 2 on 1, Johnson got a huge save on that. Both teams got huge chances at the end but the Third period ends tied up at 4 and we go into overtime.
Both teams battle hard in the OT period, but no goals and we go to the shootout.
Shootout
1st Round
Bertuzzi Low shot stick side, blocked by Johnson
Kovalev Mid glove wrister Gloved By Macdonald
0-0
2nd Round
Modano Quick high glove, Gloved by Johnson
Letang Low stick side, stick save by Macdonald
0-0
3rd Round
Cleary Low glove side, Blocked by Johnson
Neal High glove side scores on Macdonald
0-1

Penguins score in SO for a 5-4 win. Good coming back to tie it up and get one point, at least I can save some dignity, Thank you Wings!

  • Iron City

    Nick,

    A great game between these two teams as usual. Hard to believe all the excitement despite the lack of offensive stars. Lots of heart from the Wings, same from a tired Pens squad. Tough go against Vancouver this week, I’ll check back for your review.

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