11/14/14: Pittsburgh Penguins 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 1

1st Penguins Goal (Dupuis), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    B. Sutter – deflects Rielly’s pass from the slot in the Penguins zone all the way to the left corner of the Maple Leafs zone (cont.), gets the puck from Bortuzzo, carries it a few feet up the left-side boards, and passes it across to the right point for Ehrhoff
    R. Bortuzzo – exits the penalty box as the puck goes into the Leafs zone, chases it down in the left corner, takes it behind the net while fending off Phaneuf, then moves it back to the left corner for Sutter
    C. Ehrhoff – one-times Sutter’s pass towards the front of the net (going wide)
    P. Dupuis – redirects Ehrhoff’s shot from the top of the crease past Bernier’s right pad
  • Toronto Faults
    M. Rielly – skates the puck down to the corner of the Penguins zone and tries to make a centering pass into the slot that goes to Sutter instead, which turns into an offensive zone odd-man situation for the Penguins with Bortuzzo coming out of the box

2nd Penguins Goal (Dupuis), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    S. Crosby – wins a faceoff in the left circle of the Leafs zone back to Bortuzzo halfway up the left-side boards (cont.), skates to the puck moving along the boards and makes a quick backhand pass to Dupuis standing in the high slot by himself
    R. Bortuzzo – shoots the puck, has it blocked by Santorelli, then knocks the loose puck down the left-side boards for Crosby
    P. Dupuis – one-times Crosby’s pass past Bernier’s glove
    C. Kunitz – goes to the crease and draws Franson back there, opening up Dupuis
  • Toronto Faults
    C. Franson – backs up to the crease as Kunitz skates there, but Phaneuf is there for crease coverage already, which leaves Dupuis wide open in the high slot


1st Maple Leafs Goal (Franson), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    C. Franson – steps in to a one-timer as the puck comes off of the boards and it rises past an attempted glove/blocker save over the right shoulder of Greiss
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    S. Crosby – gets to a loose puck in the left corner of the Penguins zone and throws it across the zone to no one, so it bounces off of the right-side boards and goes to Franson at the right point
    T. Greiss – doesn’t get out to the top of his crease to cut down the angles as the puck gets to Franson, so he falls prey to the puck curving in on him and misses it over his right shoulder with an odd glove/blocker combination attempt

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