11/24/14: Pittsburgh Penguins 3 Boston Bruins 2 (OT)

1st Penguins Goal (Crosby), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    S. Crosby – retrieves a loose puck in the right corner of the Bruins zone, skates it up the right-side boards, and moves it up to Martin at the middle of the blue line (cont.), spins with the puck on his backhand to the outside of the crease and slides it past Seidenberg and Rask into the net
    P. Martin – chips the puck over to Letang just above the left faceoff dot
    K. Letang – puts a shot on net that is saved by Rask with Hornqvist in front (cont.), passes the puck to Adams at the top inside corner of the left faceoff circle
    P. Hornqvist – swats at the rebound and knocks it below the goal line to the left of the net, retrieves it, and throws it back out to the top inside corner of the right faceoff circle for Letang (cont.), kicks the rebound from Adams to Crosby in front of the crease
    C. Adams – backs up to the top of the left faceoff dot and takes a slapshot on Rask that produces a rebound
  • Boston Faults
    R. Smith – doesn’t follow the rotation of Caron and Khokhlachev as the puck is moved around the Bruins zone and instead moves where they are going, which leaves Adams open for his shot; then misses the puck with a chance to play it before Hornqvist kicks it to Crosby
    D. Seidenberg – loses positioning to Crosby on the crease and then doesn’t battle for it as he watches the loose puck get to Crosby and then can’t prevent him from scoring

1st Bruins Goal (Lucic), Even

  • Boston Contributions
    C. Soderberg – picks up a loose puck off the boards in the Bruins zone after it hit Eriksson and Maatta along the boards, skates it out of the Bruins zone, through the neutral zone, into the right side of the Penguins zone in a 2-on-2 situation, then cuts to the middle of the Penguins zone as Malkin (covering for Maatta) steps up on him and makes a spinning behind the back pass to Eriksson skating into the right side of the high slot
    L. Eriksson – broke away from Maatta in the defensive zone and kept a step ahead of him through the neutral zone and into the Penguins zone, so he receives Soderberg’s pass entering the high slot on the right side, carries the puck across the slot to the left side of the crease as Ehrhoff drops to the ice to cover both him and Lucic, then passes the puck through the crease with Ehrhoff down to Lucic at the right side of the crease
    M. Lucic – wrists the puck into an empty net as Ehrhoff can’t stop the pass and Fleury can’t get across the net in time to stop him
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    O. Maatta – pinches up the boards on Eriksson in the offensive zone, then loses Eriksson skating through the neutral zone, which leads to an odd-man situation and causes the entire defensive breakdown as the Penguins didn’t have enough men to shift into coverage

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2nd Bruins Goal (Morrow), Even

  • Boston Contributions
    S. Gagne – gets a rebound to the right of the crease and throws it back to Hamilton at the right point
    D. Hamilton – passes the puck to Morrow at the left point
    J. Morrow – hesitates and then throws a wrister towards the net that hits off of Scuderi’s pants/hip as it gets redirected past Fleury’s glove
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    R. Scuderi – redirects Morrow’s long wrist shot in with his hip

2nd Penguins Goal (Malkin), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    E. Malkin – retrieves the puck in the Penguins zone, carries it through the middle of the ice and weaves into the right side of the Bruins zone, then drops the puck off at the right point for Crosby (cont.), gets the puck from Letang at the top of the left faceoff circle, takes a couple of steps towards the net, and fires a wrist shot past Rask’s blocker
    S. Crosby – throws the puck across the high slot to Kunitz moving to the left corner (cont.), gets the puck from Hornqvist and passes it up to Letang at the right point (cont.), gets the puck from Letang and send it back to him at the middle of the blue line
    C. Kunitz – settles down the bouncing puck in the left corner and passes it to Hornqvist standing to the left of the net
    P. Hornqvist – takes the puck behind the net and makes a backhand pass to Crosby, now in the right corner of the Bruins zone
    K. Letang – moves the puck to the middle of the blue line, then passes it back to Crosby, now above the right faceoff circle (cont.), gets the puck back from Crosby and moves it to Malkin at the top of the left faceoff circle
  • Boston Faults
    P. Bergeron – in the penalty box for hooking

3rd Penguins Goal (Malkin), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    S. Crosby – gets the puck in the Penguins zone after Marchand redirects it to him and exits the Penguins zone on a 3-on-2 with Malkin and Letang with him, then continues to carry the puck all the way down the ice to the top of the left faceoff circle in the Bruins zone before passing the puck to Malkin at the top of the right faceoff circle
    K. Letang – skates away from Marchand’s coverage in the defensive zone and drives to the net in the offensive zone to pull the Bruins defense to him and open up the lane between Crosby and Malkin
    E. Malkin – one-times Crosby’s pass through Rask’s legs as Rask tries to go side-to-side to make a save
  • Boston Faults
    B. Marchand – tries to redirect Smith’s pass with his right skate to himself in the Penguins zone, but redirects the puck to Crosby as an outlet pass instead to send the Penguins to the Bruins zone with an odd-man break

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