11/26/14: Pittsburgh Penguins 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

1st Penguins Goal (Comeau), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    C. Kunitz – stops the puck along the left-side boards in the Leafs zone after it’s wraps around on a wide shot, then passes the puck to Maatta at the left point
    O. Maatta – passes the puck to Ehrhoff at the right point
    C. Ehrhoff – takes a low one-timer towards the net that goes off of Gardiner and to the right side of the net where Malkin is
    E. Malkin – gets the puck next to the net and throws it towards the front of the net as he tries to bank the puck in off of Bernier, but it gets past Bernier to the front of the crease in between Rielly’s skates
    B. Comeau – finds the puck behind Rielly’s skates in front of the crease and backhands it in past Bernier’s right pad
  • Toronto Faults
    M. Rielly – gets twisted around in front of the net and loses track of the puck in between his skates, which allows Comeau to get it and backhand it in as Bernier is recovering

2nd Penguins Goal (Malkin), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    P. Hornqvist – gets the puck at center ice, carries it down the right-side boards into the right corner of the Leafs zone, and throws it behind the net and around the boards so it wraps all the way to Letang at the left point (cont.), stands directly in front of Bernier when Malkin takes the shot so Bernier is late to see where it’s going
    K. Letang – quickly makes a backhand pass to Malkin at the top of the zone (cont.), makes a one-touch pass off of Crosby’s pass to set up Malkin for a one-timer from the top of the zone
    E. Malkin – quickly makes a backhand pass to Crosby at the top of the right faceoff circle (cont.), steps into Letang’s one-touch pass to take a one-timer that beats Bernier’s glove
    S. Crosby – corrals the pass and then sends the puck to Letang above the left faceoff circle
  • Toronto Faults
    D. Clarkson – in the penalty box for holding


1st Maple Leafs Goal (Komarov), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    K. Holzer – breaks up Kunitz’s pass while defending a 2-on-1 in the defensive zone, which leaves a loose puck in the slot
    M. Santorelli – swoops into the slot to pick up the loose puck, skates it to the boards, and passes it up the right side to Kadri exiting the Leafs zone (cont.), follows Kadri into the Penguins zone, takes the pass from him, carries it to the right faceoff dot in a 2-on-1 situation with Komarov to his left and Maatta defending, then passes the puck across the slot to Komarov inside the left faceoff dot
    N. Kadri – carries the puck down the right-side boards into the Penguins zone and makes a one-handed pass back to Santorelli trailing him when Scuderi steps up and pins him against the boards
    L. Komarov – settles the puck down and takes a quick shot that Maatta partially stops but can’t get enough of to keep it from going in the net past Fleury’s glove as he’s moving from post to post
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    C. Kunitz – skates the puck on a 2-on-1 into the slot in the Leafs zone and tries to make a pass across to Malkin that is stopped by Holzer for a turnover going the other way
    B. Comeau – hustles down the boards to chase Kadri and over-pursues thinking that the puck will go into the corner, so he’s out of position when Kadri gets the puck to Santorelli for a 2-on-1 in front of the net

2nd Maple Leafs Goal (Komarov), Even

  • Toronto Contributions
    N. Kadri – gets the puck in the neutral zone after Maatta turns it over to him along the left-side boards, skates it towards the middle of the Penguins blue line, and chips it to the left side for Santorelli entering the Penguins zone along the left-side boards
    M. Santorelli – carries the puck down to the left corner, abruptly stops, and passes it back to Phaneuf at the left point
    D. Phaneuf – accepts the pass, takes a stride towards the left-side boards, and takes a wrist shot towards the net
    L. Komarov – deflects the wrist shot from waist-level down to the ice at the left faceoff dot so that it bounces down and back up past Fleury’s glove
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    O. Maatta – gets a loose puck in the neutral zone and plays it directly to Kadri for a turnover

3rd Penguins Goal (Comeau), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    P. Martin – gets the puck in the corner of the Penguins zone after a faceoff win and throws it up the boards to Kunitz along the left-side boards in the neutral zone
    C. Kunitz – holds the puck for a second and then passes it across center ice to Malkin entering the right side of the Leafs zone (cont.), skates to the puck at the left-side boards on the outside edge of the left faceoff circle and takes a quick turning shot towards the net
    E. Malkin – carries the puck down the right-side boards towards the right corner and makes a backhanded centering pass that goes all the way to the left-side boards
    B. Comeau – redirects Kunitz’s shot from in front of the crease just over Bernier’s left pad
  • Toronto Faults
    None – players were properly covered, it was a bad angle shot, and Comeau just got a nice deflection while he was being tied up in front

3rd Maple Leafs Goal (Bozak), Shorthanded

  • Toronto Contributions
    T. Bozak – intercepts a bad pass from Crosby to Letang in the Leafs zone, pushes the puck forward into the neutral zone, skates past Letang, gets the puck entering the middle of the Penguins zone, and beats Fleury with a wrist shot past his right pad from the slot
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    S. Crosby – gloves down a puck in the corner of the Leafs zone and then makes a bad pass to Letang at the top of the zone that gets picked off by Bozak

4th Penguins Goal (Comeau), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    P. Martin – breaks up a play in the Penguins zone near the net, picks up the puck, and passes it up to Comeau along the boards in the defensive zone
    B. Comeau – makes a one-touch pass to Crosby skating past him exiting the defensive zone (cont.), retrieves the puck in the right corner of the Leafs zone after Crosby is knocked down and then passes it back to Letang at the right point (cont.), gets the puck back from Letang, skates it to the top of the zone as the Leafs stand back, then winds up and takes a slapshot that beats Bernier’s glove for the winner
    S. Crosby – picks up the puck from Comeau, carries it all the way down to the right corner of the Leafs zone, and then gets knocked down by Phaneuf but still pushes the puck further into the corner for Comeau
    K. Letang – winds up for a slapshot but passes the puck to Comeau halfway down the right-side boards instead
  • Toronto Faults
    P. Holland – stands in the middle of the zone between Comeau and Bernier, so he screens Bernier while not skating up to Comeau and forcing him to make a decision quicker

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