2/11/15: Pittsburgh Penguins 4 Detroit Red Wings 1

1st Penguins Goal (Hornqvist), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    P. Hornqvist – retrieves a loose puck in the right corner of the Red Wings zone, skates it behind the net, and slides it along to Comeau behind the net (cont.), gets the puck at the goal line to the right of the net after Letang’s shot rebounds from the back boards and then quickly shoots it past Mrazek before he gets to the post
    B. Comeau – gets the puck from Hornqvist behind the net, skates it to the left corner of the Red Wings zone, then looks up and passes it to Letang at the right point
    K. Letang – takes a slapshot that goes wide right of the net to avoid Glendening’s attempted block
  • Detroit Faults
    N. Kronwall – had been on Hornqvist when he first got the puck, then shifted to Malkin in front of the net even though he was already covered, so Hornqvist was left alone to get the puck and shoot it
    P. Mrazek – was a step slow in reacting to the wide shot and squaring up on the post for the rebound off of the back boards

2nd Penguins Goal (Comeau), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    P. Hornqvist – intercepts a pass from Abdelkader below the goal line in the Red Wings zone to the right of the net, holds it for a second, and then passes it to Comeau skating into the right side of the slot
    B. Comeau – one-times Hornqvist’s pass from the slot past the blocker of Mrazek
  • Detroit Faults
    L. Glendening – makes a drop pass behind his own net that gets intercepted by Hornqvist
    J. Ericsson – takes his stick out of the passing lane between Hornqvist and the front of the net, which allows the pass to get through to Comeau


3rd Penguins Goal (Perron), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    M. Lapierre – shoves Smith off of the puck below the goal line to the left of the Red Wings net, pulls the puck up above the goal line, then takes a shot that hits Mrazek’s pads and rebounds out to Perron in front of the crease
    D. Perron – gets the rebound in front of the crease and slides it past Mrazek’s left pad before he can extend out for the save
  • Detroit Faults
    B. Smith – gets the puck below the goal line to the left of the Red Wings goal, but then gets knocked off of it and has it stolen by Lapierre
    D. Miller – takes one stride towards Perron when he sees Smith is having trouble with the puck, but doesn’t continue and just glides in as Perron gets the puck and scores

4th Penguins Goal (Spaling), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    B. Sutter – wins a puck battle along the boards in the defensive zone and flips the puck up to Bennett at center ice (cont.), gets to Bennett’s dump-in at the right corner of the Red Wings zone and throws it around the boards behind the net all the way to Scuderi at the left point
    B. Bennett – dumps the puck into the right corner of the Red Wings zone for Sutter to retrieve
    R. Scuderi – passes the puck to Despres at the right point (cont.), gets the puck back from Despres and takes a wrist shot towards the net
    S. Despres – moves the puck right back to Scuderi at the left point
    N. Spaling – deflects Scuderi’s wrist shot from the bottom inside corner of the left faceoff circle so it bounces down off of the ice and over the right pad of Mrazek
  • Detroit Faults
    J. Abdelkader – loses Sutter skating through the neutral zone and loses the race to the loose puck after Bennett’s dump-in

1st Red Wings Goal (Weiss), Powerplay

  • Detroit Contributions
    H. Zetterberg – wins a puck battle below the goal line and slides the puck to the left corner of the Penguins zone for Nyquist (cont.), gets the puck from Kronwall and moves it to Weiss in the slot
    G. Nyquist – carries the puck to the left-side boards and passes it back to Kronwall at the left point (cont.), gets the puck back from Kronwall, carries it down to the top of the left faceoff circle, then drops it back to the left point for Kronwall again
    N. Kronwall – carries the puck towards the middle of the blue line and then flips it back to Nyquist on the left-side boards (cont.), gets the puck back from Nyquist and makes a one-touch pass to Zetterberg above the right faceoff dot
    S. Weiss – redirects Zetterberg’s pass towards the net, where it hits the right post, goes off of the back of Fleury’s right leg, and ends up in the net
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    S. Downie – in the penalty box for hooking
    N. Spaling – gets caught drifting in the defensive zone and moves away from Weiss, who is then open in the slot for Zetterberg’s pass

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