11/29/14: Pittsburgh Penguins 3 Carolina Hurricanes 2

1st Hurricanes Goal (Faulk), Powerplay

  • Carolina Contributions
    N. Gerbe – retrieves an errant pass in the Penguins zone along the right-side boards and passes the puck to Rask at the middle of the blue line
    V. Rask – skates the puck a stride to his left and then passes it to Faulk above the left faceoff circle
    J. Faulk – one-times Rask’s pass past the blocker of Greiss
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    R. Bortuzzo – in the penalty box for roughing

1st Penguins Goal (Kunitz), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    B. Comeau – retrieves a puck in the Penguins zone that was shot wide of the net and flips it into the neutral zone
    C. Kunitz – gloves the puck down in the neutral zone, spins away from Gleason, and backhands a dump-in into the right corner of the Hurricanes zone (cont.), one-times Malkin’s pass from the left faceoff dot past Khudobin’s left pad
    E. Malkin – skates past Hainsey to get to the puck first in the corner of the Hurricanes zone, skates it behind the net, takes it to the left corner of the zone, and then backhands a pass to Kunitz at the left faceoff dot
  • Carolina Faults
    R. Hainsey – loses Malkin in the race for the dump-in in the corner and can’t keep up with him to defend him
    E. Lindholm – slides to Malkin to help Hainsey, but doesn’t stay with him well enough to prevent the pass to Kunitz for the one-timer


2nd Penguins Goal (Bortuzzo), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    A. Ebbett – gets a loose puck along the right-side boards in the neutral zone after a battle for it and throws it back to Martin in the left side of the Penguins zone
    P. Martin – passes the puck to Bortuzzo in the right side of the Penguins zone
    R. Bortuzzo – skates the puck up through the middle of the neutral zone as the Hurricanes change, then skates past Gerbe at the blue line and splits Harrison and Liles to get an open lane on net before shooting a wrister past Khudobin, off the left post, and into the net
  • Carolina Faults
    J. Harrison – backs away and to the side from Bortuzzo despite being the primary defender in position to step up on him, which gives Bortuzzo an open lane to the net

3rd Penguins Goal (Ehrhoff), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    O. Maatta – gets a Hurricanes clear along the left-side boards in the neutral zone, backs up towards the defensive zone, and passes the puck to Ehrhoff on the right as the Hurricanes make a change
    C. Ehrhoff – skates the puck through the right side of the neutral zone, around a sweep check attempt by Sekera, then into the Hurricanes zone to the outside of Faulk, from where he takes a backhand shot that Khudobin kicks back out, then Ehrhoff beats Faulk to the rebound and puts it in past Khudobin’s glove
  • Carolina Faults
    A. Sekera – makes a lazy stick check attempt at Ehrhoff at the Hurricanes blue line that he easily skates around with an open lane into the zone
    J. Faulk – loses the battle to the rebound off of Khudobin’s right pad and can’t stop Ehrhoff from finishing the play

2nd Hurricanes Goal (Lindholm), Powerplay

  • Carolina Contributions
    V. Rask – gets a loose puck that was shot wide of the net along the right-side boards in the Penguins zone, skates it to the middle of the blue line, and takes a wrist shot towards the net
    E. Lindholm – tips Rask’s shot on its way to the net past Greiss
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    N. Spaling – in the penalty box for goalie interference

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