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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Pitts @ Boston

On Tuesday night, Boston played host to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Before the game Boston's Center Tyler Seguin was voted by the fans as NESN's seventh player award. Congrats Tyler. 

Both teams are on the Ice to start the game. Within 28 seconds Pittsburgh goes on a PP. David Krejci goes to the box for 2 minutes, for a Delay of the game. David Krejci knocked the puck over the glass.Pittsburgh's Power Play is 6th in the NHL with a 19.3% but Boston's Penalty Kill is 10th in the NHL with a 83.7%, Rich Peverley could not quite get to the front of the net on a short hand during the PK, nice penalty kill for Boston. On the 8th minute of the game both Milan Lucic and James Neal both go to the box after a little talking by the benches, both get a roughing call both players go for 2 minutes. Just seconds after the 2 players goes to the box, Pascal Dupuis picks up the puck at the side of Marty Turco's goal and slides the puck to a waiting Sidney Crosby, and from a point blank snap shot, to score his 6th goal of the season. Pascal Dupuis with his 33rd assist of the season and Kris Letang with his 28th of the season. Boston did test Pittsburgh goaltender Brent Johnson a few times. Tyler Seguin broke away but he lost the handle as Brent Johnson went for the poke check.Also Dan Paille's pass actually hit David Krejci in the crease and the puck went really near the Pittsburgh's goal. Paul Martin scores on a rebound with a wrist shot. He scores his 2nd of the season. Tyler Kennedy with his 22nd assist of the season and Kris Letang with his 29th assist of the season and his 2nd of the game. With less than 4 minutes to go Benoit Pouliot scores with a nasty backhand to cut Pittsburgh's lead in half to score his 15th goal of his season. Chris Kelly with his 19th assist of the season and Brian Rolston with his 16th of the season. That goal gives Benoit Pouliot 31 points a career new high. The horn sounds to end the 1st. Boston had 13 shots on goal to Pittsburgh's 10. 

Both teams are back on the ice to start the 2nd. With 18 seconds gone in the 2nd. Boston tied the game, with David Krejci passed the puck to Milan Lucic and Milan Lucic with a lovely snap shot to put the puck into Brent Johnston's net to score his 25th of the season. David Krejci with his 37th assist of the season and Rich Peverley with his 30th assist of the season. That was a very quick goal, now a totally different game since Benoit Pouliot's goal. After every whistle tempers are flaring. With 7:18 left in the 2nd not much of action since the last goal,the score is still tied at 2-2. Boston's Marty Turco was tested late in the 2nd. With 2:40 left Pittsburgh goes back on a PP as Boston's Dan Paille goes to the box for a charging call, he gets 2 minutes. Boston's Rich Peverley gets a hi-sticking call 29 seconds after Dan Pallie's call. Rich Peverley goes to the box for 2 minutes. Pittsburgh is playing 5 x 3 for 1:52, while there is 2:31 left in the 2nd. During the PP  Pittsburgh takes the lead through James Neal with a PPG to score his 40th goal of the season with a snap shot past Marty Turco and into the Boston's net. Chris Kunitz with his 33rd assist of the season and Sidney Crosby with his 27th of the season. Boston's Andrew Ference had enough of James Neal behind Boston's net, and after a pretty angry fight Andrew Ference took James Neal, the both players goes to the box for a fighting major call, both gets 5 minutes. Andrew Ference with the win on that fight. After the fight Pittsburgh extends the lead with another PPG, Sidney Crosby scores his 2nd of the game after a cross ice feed from Chris Letang to tip the puck into the Boston's net. Sidney Crosby with his 7th goal of the season. Chris Letang with his 30th assist and his 3rd of the game and Evgeni Malkin with his 57th assist of the season. The horn sounds to end the 2nd and Pittsburgh are leading 4-2.

Both Teams are back on the ice for the final period of the game. The 1st 13 minutes in the 3rd was very quiet on the goal front but within a minute that change when Arron Asham tips the puck into the Boston net to make the score 5-2 Pittsburgh to score his 5th goal of the season. Craig Adams with his 13th assist of the season and Joe Vitale with his 10th of the season. Not long after Arron Asham's goal he collides with Boston's Johnny Boychuk. Johnny Boychuk was slow to get up with a lower body issue, with the injury he had to get help off the ice and then helped down to the Boston locker room, his night was over. On the 9th minute Rich Peverley scored a lovely backhand after Milan Lucic fed the puck cross ice to Rich Peverley on a 2-1 he beat Brent Johnston to score his 11th goal of the season. Milan Lucic with his 35th assist of the season and David Krejci with his 38th assist of the season and his 2nd of the game. The score now reads 5-3 Pittsburgh. With 9:39 left in regulation Boston goes on a PP as Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby goes to the box for a delay of the game call, he gets 2 minutes. Sidney Crosby puts the puck over the glass. That was a massive PK for Pittsburgh unfortunately Boston could not use it to their advantage with 5:25 left in regulation. Pittsburgh Joe Vitale took a high puck and he had to be helped off. Boston's Tyler Seguin with a one-timer but unfortunately it was turned away by Brent Johnston, Tyler Seguin has been closed several times. Boston takes Marty Turco off, so Boston can have a extra attacker on the ice. With 29.5 seconds on the clock Boston's captain Zdeno Chara gets a tripping call, and goes down to the Boston's locker room. The horn sounds to end the game. Pittsburgh wins the game 5-3.  Boston had 29 shots on goal to Pittsburgh's 27.

Tonight's 3 stars are: 1.Sidney Crosby 2.Milan Lucic 3. Chris Letang

On Thursday night Boston travels to Ottawa to take on the Senators with a 7:30 start..






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  1. your write up is fantastic and very well described.Two Thumbs Up .

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