1/30/15: Pittsburgh Penguins 2 New Jersey Devils 1 (OT)

1st Devils Goal (Bernier), Even

  • New Jersey Contributions
    M. Cammalleri – pressures Bortuzzo in the neutral zone, forcing him to play the puck up the boards right to Bernier for a turnover
    S. Bernier – gets the puck in the neutral zone from Bortuzzo, tries to chip it into the Penguins zone where it hits the linesman and drops in between he and Bortuzzo, picks the puck up again and gets a step on Bortuzzo to the outside, cuts behind the net, and perfectly wraps the puck inside the net before Fleury can get to the post
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    R. Bortuzzo – tries to play the puck off the boards in the neutral zone while being pressured by Cammalleri, but gives it away to Bernier, then loses his footing as Bernier skates past him with the puck and loses Bernier going behind the net
    M. Fleury – awkwardly stands up to stop  his momentum as Bernier is cutting behind the net instead of just sliding from post to post, so he’s late in getting to the post to stop Bernier
    S. Harrington – turns to the post that Bernier is wrapping the puck around to, but gets his stick caught on Fleury’s pad, so he can’t defend the wraparound and gets caught doing nothing

1st Penguins Goal (Kunitz), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    D. Perron – gets his own rebound at the left faceoff circle in the Devils zone and passes the puck to the left point for Letang
    K. Letang – skates the puck to the middle of the blue line and passes it to Crosby at the right faceoff dot
    S. Crosby – one-times Letang’s pass on net, where a rebound is produced and bounces to the slot
    C. Kunitz – gets his stick on the rebound in the slot first and chips the puck under the crossbar into the net
  • New Jersey Faults
    P. Harrold – in the penalty box for high-sticking


2nd Penguins Goal (Despres), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    B. Sutter – gets a rebound in the left corner of the Devils zone, skates it up the left-side boards, and passes it to Despres at the right point (cont.), gets the puck from Letang and makes a backhand pass to Despres at the top of the zone
    S. Despres – passes the puck down to Letang at the right faceoff dot (cont.), one-times Sutter’s pass past a screen by Kunitz and Zidlicky, off of the post, and into the net
    K. Letang – holds the puck and passes it to the inside edge of the right faceoff circle for Sutter
    C. Kunitz – screens Schneider at the top of the crease so he doesn’t get a clean read on the shot by Despres
  • New Jersey Faults
    J. Jagr – drifts down towards Letang after Despres passes the puck there, which leaves Despres wide open despite the fact that there were already guys down low to take care of Letang
    M. Zidlicky – partially screens Schneider as he stands next to Kunitz and they both screen the shot by Despres

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