2/7/15: Vancouver Canucks 5 Pittsburgh Penguins 0

1st Canucks Goal (Burrows), Powerplay

  • Vancouver Contributions
    R. Vrbata – gets a loose puck in the left corner of the Penguins zone after it had been deflected away from the net, then passes it to Burrows behind the net (cont.), one-times Edler’s pass towards the net
    A. Burrows – keeps the puck moving to the right corner for H. Sedin (cont.), gets the puck back from H. Sedin, holds it, then gives it back to him along the right-side boards (cont.), deflects Vrbata’s shot in front of the crease so it jumps up over the left pad of Greiss
    H. Sedin – carries the puck halfway up the right-side boards, holds it at the right faceoff circle, then passes it down to Burrows at the goal line (cont.), gets the puck back from Burrows and passes it up to Edler at the middle of the blue line
    A. Edler – passes the puck to Vrbata at the top of the left faceoff circle
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    S. Crosby – in the penalty box for holding

2nd Canucks Goal (Horvat), Even

  • Vancouver Contributions
    B. Horvat – steps up on Malkin in the defensive zone and steals the puck from him, then carries it to the top of the right faceoff circle and backhands a pass to Dorsett in the slot (cont.), taps the bouncing puck from Dorsett out of mid-air into the net
    D. Dorsett – tries to one-time the puck and it’s broken up by Letang, but he gets to the puck as it bounce past Letang in front of the crease and then backhands the puck back to Horvat in front of the right side of the crease
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    E. Malkin – juggles a pass at the defensive blue line and loses it as Horvat steps up on him and steals it
    K. Letang – gets in the way of Dorsett’s one-timer, but then gets caught flat-footed from stepping up on him and lets Dorsett get the puck by himself in front of Greiss
    P. Martin – steps up at a bad angle on Horvat and makes an unbalanced poke check attempt that doesn’t connect, which leaves him flat-footed and out of position as Horvat gets past him uncovered

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3rd Canucks Goal (Matthias), Even

  • Vancouver Contributions
    R. Vrbata – gets the puck after Malkin goes down and the puck slides to him, then passes it to Matthias exiting the defensive zone
    S. Matthias – skates down the right side of the neutral zone on 2-on-1 with Hamhuis, carries the puck all the way to the inside of the right faceoff dot as Despres has to watch the pass, then wrists the puck past the blocker of Greiss just inside the far post
    D. Hamuis – joins Matthias on a 2-on-1 rush, which forces Despres to back up and watch the pass instead of stepping up on Matthias
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    E. Malkin – loses the puck in the offensive zone when he’s shoved by Hamhuis/loses his balance and falls, with the puck sliding to Vrbata in the Canucks zone
    R. Scuderi – steps up on Vrbata from the blue line, which leaves a 2-on-1 going the other way against Despres

4th Canucks Goal (Kassian), Even

  • Vancouver Contributions
    L. Vey – gets the puck that Greiss misplays below the goal line, then centers it to the front of the net for Kassian
    Z. Kassian – taps the puck into an empty net with Greiss still behind the net
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    T. Greiss – tries to play the puck in the trapezoid, but has it roll off of his stick to Vey in front of him for a turnover

5th Canucks Goal (D. Sedin), Powerplay

  • Vancouver Contributions
    H. Sedin – picks up Scuderi’s failed clearing attempt along the right-side boards in the Penguins zone, then passes the puck down to Burrows next to the right faceoff circle
    A. Burrows – carries the puck down to the inside corner of the right faceoff circle, then passes it across to D. Sedin below the left faceoff dot
    D. Sedin – one-times the puck past the back of Bortuzzo into the net before Greiss can sprawl across for a desperation attempt
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    K. Letang – in the penalty box for slashing
    R. Scuderi – tries to clear a puck up the boards and it stays in the zone, going to H. Sedin; then he tries to step up on H. Sedin and leaves a 2-on-1 deep in the zone against Bortuzzo
    R. Bortuzzo – backs up on the 2-on-1 away from Burrows and out of the passing lane between Burrows and D. Sedin so he is effectively covering nothing

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