10/30/14: Pittsburgh Penguins 3 Los Angeles Kings 0

1st Penguins Goal (Kunitz), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    C. Kunitz – recovers a loose puck next to the left faceoff circle in the Kings zone and passes it back to Malkin at the left point (cont.), redirects Malkin’s slap-pass past the blocker of Jones
    E. Malkin – skates the puck to the high slot, winds up, and then makes a slap-pass to Kunitz at the bottom of the left faceoff circle
    P. Hornqvist – sets a screen in front of Jones so he doesn’t see Malkin passing the puck to Kunitz to his right instead of shooting it
  • Los Angeles Faults
    T. Toffoli – in the penalty box for hooking
    D. Doughty – in the penalty box for interference

2nd Penguins Goal (Letang), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    P. Hornqvist – chases down a puck in the left corner of the Kings zone to play it, but has his stick slashed out of his hands by Greene, which leads Greene to trip on the stick on the ice so the puck stays loose
    C. Kunitz – retrieves the puck in the corner, carries it along the goal line towards the net, then passes it to Letang at the right faceoff dot
    K. Letang – holds the puck as he goes towards the bottom of the right faceoff circle and then tries to a center a pass that goes off of King’s left leg and through the five-hole of Jones
  • Los Angeles Faults
    M. Richards – in the penalty box for high-sticking
    M. Greene – trips over Hornqvist’s stick after slashing it to the ground, so he’s unable to play the puck in the corner and leaves an odd-man situation in front of the net
    D. King – redirects Letang’s pass through the five-hole of Jones into the net

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3rd Penguins Goal (Kunitz), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    C. Ehrhoff – picks up the loose puck in the right corner of the Kings zone as the Penguins had been cycling the puck and were briefly interrupted by a deflection, then carries it up the right-side boards and drops the puck back to the right corner for Crosby
    S. Crosby – gets the puck and breaks up the cycle rotation, opting to skate down along the goal line and cutting across the front of the net to take a shot that Jones stopped as he kicked out a rebound
    C. Kunitz – gets to the rebound below the left faceoff circle just inches below the goal line and puts a wrist shot into the net before Jones can recover from his initial save
  • Los Angeles Faults
    A. Martinez – loses a step on Crosby in the corner, allowing him to get to the front of the net with the puck unhindered

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