11/15/14: Pittsburgh Penguins 3 New York Rangers 2 (SO)

1st Penguins Goal (Comeau), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    C. Ehrhoff – skates back towards the defensive zone and knocks a loose puck up the right-side boards in the neutral zone towards Malkin at center ice
    E. Malkin – redirects the puck at the red line to Hornqvist looping through the neutral zone
    P. Hornqvist – gets the puck from Malkin in the neutral zone and enters the middle of the Rangers zone with Comeau on his left, skates the puck down to the high slot, and makes a pass to Comeau just above the left faceoff circle
    B. Comeau – one-times Hornqvist’s pass just under Lundqvist’s right arm as he’s trying to get across for the shot
  • NY Rangers Faults
    M. Staal – abandons the area Hornqvist is skating into in the Rangers zone to move towards Malkin, who is along the right-side boards; then realizes his mistake in coverage and tries to stay with Hornqvist, but it’s too late as Girardi has to slide to Hornqvist and leave Comeau open due to the lapse in coverage

1st Rangers Goal (Stempniak), Even

  • NY Rangers Contributions
    K. Hayes – gets the bouncing dump-in in the right corner of the Penguins zone and centers the puck to the front of the net
    L. Stempniak – subtly interferes with Scuderi as the puck gets to Hayes, giving Hayes time and space to work with (cont.), throws the puck back up to the top of the zone for Girardi from beside the net (cont.), redirects Girardi’s shot into Fleury as he gets positioning on Crosby, then taps the rebound in past Fleury’s right pad before Crosby can defend him properly
    C. Hagelin – gets his blade on the centering attempt by Hayes, which knocks the puck below the goal line towards Stempniak to the right of the net
    D. Girardi – takes a wrist shot from the top of the zone towards the net
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    R. Scuderi – misses a bouncing puck to the right of the Penguins net and then can’t get back to the puck after he over-skates it and Stempniak subtly interferes with him
    S. Crosby – loses positioning to Stempniak in front of the net and then doesn’t try to tie up his stick on the rebound attempt when Stempniak scores

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2nd Rangers Goal (St. Louis), Powerplay

  • NY Rangers Contributions
    M. St. Louis – steals the puck from Adams at the right faceoff dot in the Penguins zone, skates it up towards the point and then back down the right-side boards, then passes it down to the right corner for Nash (cont.), gets the puck back from Nash and passes it to Boyle at the blue line (cont.), gets the puck from Brassard and wrists it over Fleury, who is already down, into the net
    R. Nash – makes a one-touch pass right back to St. Louis at the outside edge of the right faceoff circle
    D. Boyle – one-times the pass from St. Louis towards the net
    D. Brassard – tips Boyle’s shot so Fleury can’t glove it, then gets the rebound at the top of the crease as it comes off of Fleury’s glove and passes it to St. Louis at the bottom of the right faceoff circle
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    S. Downie – in the penalty box for slashing
    C. Adams – doesn’t cleanly handle a rebound off of Fleury’s pads and promptly loses the puck to St. Louis before he can play it away

2nd Penguins Goal (Malkin), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    N. Spaling – picks up Boyle’s failed passing attempt just inside the Rangers blue line, skates it towards the slot so both defensemen have to converge on him, then passes the puck to Malkin above the inside high corner of the right faceoff circle
    E. Malkin – one-times Spaling’s pass off of the right post, off of Lundqvist’s back, and into the net
  • NY Rangers Faults
    D. Boyle – gets the puck as he’s backing into the Rangers zone along the left-side boards and fans on a passing attempt, sending the puck directly to Spaling in front of him

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