10/11/14: Pittsburgh Penguins 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 2

1st Penguins Goal (Hornqvist), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    C. Ehrhoff – gets a puck at the right point of Toronto’s zone that Kozun misses along the right boards, then takes a shot that goes wide, hits the back boards on the right side of the net, and pops back out to the inside corner of the right faceoff circle
    P. Hornqvist – is the first one to the puck and quickly takes a wrist shot that goes through Bernier’s five-hole
  • Toronto Faults
    B. Kozun – misses a puck along the boards, which leads to a turnover to Ehrhoff at the point
    J. Bernier – never got himself set or square to where the puck was

2nd Penguins Goal (Crosby), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    C. Kunitz – wins a puck battle in the left corner of Toronto’s zone
    S. Crosby – joins Kunitz in the left corner and moves the puck up to Malkin at the left point after the puck is knocked loose by Kunitz (cont.), gets the puck from Malkin and passes it across to Letang at the right point (cont.), gets to the puck off the back boards first and taps it in past Bernier before he can go from post-to-post
    E. Malkin – passes the puck back to Crosby as the left half boards
    K. Letang – takes a shot towards the net
    P. Hornqvist – deflects Letang’s shot so that it ends up going wide right, bouncing off of the back boards, and out above the goal line to the left of the net
  • Toronto Faults
    P. Kessel – in the penalty box for hooking
    S. Robidas – tries to fend off Crosby from getting the loose puck first but can’t keep him from it

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3rd Penguins Goal (Kunitz), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    E. Malkin – loses the puck as he brings it into the offensive zone, but prevents a clear and gets control of it again as he skates to right, then passes the puck down to Crosby next to the right faceoff circle
    S. Crosby – skates down to the right corner with the puck and holds it, then centers the puck to the crease for Kunitz
    C. Kunitz – deflects the pass just under Bernier’s right arm so it squeaks through and bounces into the net
  • Toronto Faults
    P. Holland – in the penalty box for tripping
    D. Winnik – in the penalty box for holding

1st Maple Leafs Goal (Lupul), Powerplay

  • Toronto Contributions
    M. Rielly – retrieves a loose puck near the net and takes it to the left corner of the Penguins zone, then passes it up to Gardiner at the left point (cont.), gets the puck from Gardiner and then centers it to the slot for Lupul as the Penguins PK box shifts
    J. Gardiner – skates the puck to the middle of the blue line and then moves it over to Kadri at the right point (cont.), gets the puck from Kadri at the right point and passes it to Rielly above the left faceoff circle
    N. Kadri – skates the puck down to the right faceoff dot, pulls back to the boards, and passes the puck back up to Gardiner, now at the right point
    J. Lupul – redirects Rielly’s centering pass from the slot past Fleury’s glove
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    E. Malkin – in the penalty box for goalie interference
    P. Martin – gets caught too far away from the slot when he pressures Kadri, which leaves him out of position to shift with the PK box as the puck goes to the other side of the ice, which leaves Lupul wide open in the slot

4th Penguins Goal (Malkin), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    S. Crosby – wins the offensive zone faceoff in the right circle to Hornqvist on his left (cont.), holds the puck as Malkin skates in from the left point and then passes it to Malkin at the left faceoff dot
    P. Hornqvist – taps the puck back to Letang at the right point (cont.), loses Letang’s pass but taps it to Crosby on the outside edge of the right faceoff circle
    K. Letang – sends the puck to Hornqvist in the high slot (cont.), gets the puck from Malkin and passes it back to him against the left half boards
    E. Malkin – bobbles Crosby’s pass, but then settles it down and passes it back to Letang at the middle of the blue line (cont.), gets the puck back from Letang and rifles a wrist shot from the top of the left faceoff circle that goes off of Phaneuf’s stick and in
  • Toronto Faults
    P. Kessel – in the box for too many men, and was actually the player who caused the call
    D. Phaneuf – deflects Malkin’s shot into the net with his stick

5th Penguins Goal (Sutter), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    E. Malkin – retrieves a missed shot in the right corner of Toronto’s zone, then drops it deeper into the corner for Sutter (cont.), gets the puck from Sutter and passes it to Martin at the top of the zone
    B. Sutter – gets the puck and skates it through the right faceoff circle, trying to cut to the slot, but stops and passes it back to Malkin above the right faceoff circle (cont.), gets the rebound and backhands it over Bernier’s right pad
    P. Martin – winds up for a slapshot and breaks his stick on the shot, sending the puck along the ice towards the net, where Bernier makes a save but kicks out a rebound
    P. Dupuis – tries to the deflect the shot in the slot and misses, but still creates a screen so Bernier doesn’t see the puck until the last second
  • Toronto Faults
    N. Kadri – was tied up with Sutter and then let him go to the net by himself for the rebound

2nd Maple Leafs Goal (Bozak), Powerplay

  • Toronto Contributions
    S. Percy – stops Scuderi’s clearing attempt along the right side boards and makes a quick backhand pass to Bozak in the slot
    T. Bozak – corrals the puck and rips a wrist shot past Fleury’s glove
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    S. Despres – in the penalty box for interference
    R. Scuderi – gets the puck behind the Penguins net and wraps it around the boards right to Percy
    P. Martin – gets caught watching the puck after Scuderi moved it and doesn’t pay attention to Bozak in the slot

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