10/16/14: Dallas Stars 3 Pittsburgh Penguins 2

1st Penguins Goal (Crosby), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    K. Letang – plays a loose puck from the corner of the Penguins zone up the boards to Kunitz
    C. Kunitz – carries the puck out of the defensive zone, through the middle of the neutral zone, into the offensive zone, and passes the puck to the left to Malkin just across the Stars blue line (cont.), streaks to the net as Crosby tries to pass the puck to him
    E. Malkin – makes a one-touch pass to Crosby crossing into the offensive zone
    S. Crosby – tries to make a pass to Kunitz going to the net, but has the puck redirected by Jo. Benn past Lehtonen’s blocker
  • Dallas Faults
    B. Dillon – in the penalty box for tripping
    Jo. Benn – redirects the pass between Crosby and Kunitz past Lehtonen’s blocker into the net

2nd Penguins Goal (Kunitz), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    P. Hornqvist – gets to a loose puck in the left corner of the Stars zone and sends it behind the net for Crosby in the right corner (cont.), screens Lehtonen on Letang’s shot and also deflects the puck so it bounces off of Lehtonen’s pads and towards the inside corner of the right faceoff circle
    S. Crosby – digs at the puck in the corner against Goligoski and eventually passes the puck to Malkin at the top of the right faceoff circle
    E. Malkin – redirects the pass to Letang at the right point
    K. Letang – moves towards the middle of the blue line and takes a quick shot on net
    C. Kunitz – lifts the rebound at the inside corner of the right faceoff circle over Lehtonen, who is trying unsuccessfully to stretch out for the save
  • Dallas Faults
    V. Fiddler – in the penalty box for hooking


1st Stars Goal (Roussel), Even

  • Dallas Contributions
    T. Daley – starts with the puck behind his own net and passes it out to Goligoski near the boards
    A. Goligoski – stops along the boards in the defensive zone as the Penguins back up and makes a long pass across the ice to Roussel entering the right side of the offensive zone
    A. Roussel – carries the puck down to the right corner of the zone, pulls up, and sends the puck behind the net for Fiddler (cont.), one-times Fiddler’s pass past Fleury’s glove
    V. Fiddler – gets the puck below the goal line to the left of the net and quickly throws it through the crease to Roussel at the right faceoff dot
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    R. Scuderi – doesn’t follow Roussel after he plays the puck away from the right corner, leaving him open at the right faceoff dot
    S. Despres – takes a bad path to the puck that Roussel passes behind the net as he skates into the crease, then overskates where Fiddler is in the corner so he’s unable to defend Fiddler properly
    M. Fleury – doesn’t cut off the pass through his crease quickly enough despite trying to get his stick down to stop it, then can’t get set for the shot after missing the pass

2nd Stars Goal (Benn), Even

  • Dallas Contributions
    A. Goligoski – starts with the puck in the defensive zone and passes it up to center ice for Spezza (cont.), gets the puck from Seguin and passes it back down the boards to him
    J. Spezza – directs the puck at center to Benn entering the left side of the Penguins zone (cont.), can’t handle Seguin’s pass but pushes the puck to the front of the net
    Ja. Benn – pulls up as he enters the Penguins zone, bobbles the puck, and has Seguin take it from him (cont.), chips at the puck once in front of the net, gets the rebound off of Fleury’s pads, and shoots the puck past him as he scrambles
    T. Seguin – skates down to the outside edge of the left faceoff circle and then passes the puck back to Goligoski at the left point (cont.), gets the puck from Goligoski and passes it across the slot to Spezza at the bottom of the right faceoff circle
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    S. Crosby – takes his eyes off of Seguin when Seguin is looking to pass the puck through the slot, so he misses the puck as it’s passed right by him
    C. Kunitz – loses track of Spezza in the right faceoff circle and allows him to get to the bottom of the circle and get to the puck with no coverage
    C. Ehrhoff – gets too deep into the crease and collides with Fleury, preventing him from having a clean chance at the puck

3rd Stars Goal (Seguin), Powerplay

  • Dallas Contributions
    Ja. Benn – wins the faceoff in the left circle of the Penguins zone back to Goligoski at the left point
    A. Goligoski – moves the puck to Spezza above the right faceoff circle
    J. Spezza – winds up like he’s taking a slapshot and then makes a slap-pass across the slot to Seguin at the left faceoff dot
    T. Seguin – corrals the pass and shoots it off of Fleury’s blocker and into the net as Fleury can’t get across in time
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    S. Crosby – in the penalty box for tripping
    M. Fleury – uses his blocker to hit Ja. Benn in the back of the leg as Spezza is making a pass across the ice, then is just a tad slow in getting across the crease, allowing the shot to hit his blocker on its way into the net

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