Penguins Shutout Blues

The St. Louis Blues and the Pittsburgh Penguins recently met in St. Louis on Saturday night and St. Louis won that match up by a score of 5-2.

On Wednesday night, these two teams would meet each other again in Pittsburgh. Tristan Jarry recorded a 28-save shutout for the Penguins and it was the reason why they took down the Blues by a score of 3-0.

He was poised all game long. Jarry made the big save when he needed to. With all of the injuries Pittsburgh has right now, Tristan Jarry is going to have to play well between the pipes.

One of the reasons why is because Matt Murray is struggling right now and hopefully Head Coach Mike Sullivan continues to ride the hot hand.

Teddy Blueger scored 39 seconds into the game for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Stefan Noesen scored for Pittsburgh with 40 seconds remaining in the second-period. This was his first game in a Penguins uniform. He provided some energy for this team throughout the game.

Alex Galchenyuk scored on a fast-break for Pittsburgh 4:59 into the third-period.

One of the strangest things is that the Pittsburgh Penguins made this game very boring for the St. Louis Blues. The ironic thing is that St. Louis loves to play a boring style of hockey and that is according to goalie Jake Allen.

Allen did not start in this game for the Blues.

Jordan Binnington recorded 30 saves for St. Louis.

These two teams split the season series.

It is very possible that these two teams could meet each other again in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2020.

St. Louis’s games of 10 straight on the road of at least recording one point has been snapped.

Pittsburgh is 7-0-2 in their last nine games at home.

The St. Louis Blues still have the first seed in the Western Conference.

The Pittsburgh Penguins move into the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

St. Louis will next play against the Toronto Maple Leafs at home on Saturday night.

Pittsburgh will next play against the Arizona Coyotes at home on Friday night.

 

 

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Penguins Rally Against Canucks

The Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves trailing 6-3 in the third-period at home to the Vancouver Canucks after Adam Gaudette scored 3:06 in.

However, Pittsburgh would show no quit in themselves and they would tie the game at six on a Zach Aston-Reese goal with 9:30 remaining in regulation.

The Penguins won it with 3:06 remaining in regulation on a goal scored by Kris Letang and they won the game over the Canucks by a score of 8-6.

That goal was challenged for offsides and it was upheld.

Evgeni Malkin scored an empty-net goal with 0.2 seconds remaining in regulation for Pittsburgh.

The other two goals in that period after it was 6-3 was by Dominik Kahun 6:16 in and Evgeni Malkin 7:24 in.

The third-period started with a 4-2 deficit for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jake Guentzel scored 1:01 into the third-period.

J.T. Miller made it 5-3 Vancouver 2:31 into the third-period.

What was also a strange sequence in this game was that Pittsburgh jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first-period. Jake Guentzel scored 2:29 into the game. Bryan Rust scored a power-play goal with 7:07 remaining in the first-period.

J.T. Miller scored with 3:28 remaining in the first-period for the Vancouver Canucks.

Vancouver scored three goals in the second-period by Elias Pettersson (7:17 into the second-period), Jake Virtanen (1:40 remaining in the second-period), and Adam Gaudette ( 59 seconds remaining in the second-period).

Matt Murray made 10 saves in this game for the Penguins. He was yanked in the second-period in favor of Tristan Jarry.

Jarry did a good job in relief and he finished the game with six saves. Tristan Jarry should have started this game in the first place.

Head Coach Mike Sullivan needs to realize that Matt Murray is struggling right now. I would not be surprised to see Murray on IR on Thursday for some reason with an injury and see goaltender Casey DeSmith called up from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).

Thatcher Demko made 32 saves in this game for the Canucks.

These two teams will play each other one more time this season.

The Penguins move up to the third spot in the Metropolitan Division with the Carolina Hurricanes losing on the road on Wednesday night against the New York Rangers by a score of 3-2/

Vancouver’s next game will be against the Edmonton Oilers on the road on Saturday night.

Pittsburgh’s next game will be against the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road on Friday night.

Flyers Top Blue Jackets

With the game tied at two in the second-period between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia was hoping to make one extra play in the game than Columbus.

Claude Giroux scored the game-winning power-play goal with 3:35 remaining in the second-period as the Flyers took down the Blue Jackets by a score of 3-2.

Philadelphia suffocated Columbus in the third-period. The Philadelphia Flyers are playing better hockey as of late.

Nick Foligno scored 4:51 into the game for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tyler Pitlick tied the game at one for Philadelphia with 1:22 remaining in the first-period.

Seth Jones scored for Columbus with 36 seconds remaining in the first-period. He basiclally froze Brian Elliott and he never saw the shot coming his way.

Scott Laughton tied the game at two 3:19 into the second-period for Philadelphia.

Brian Elliott made 28 saves for the Flyers.

Jonas Korpisalo made 19 saves for the Blue Jackets.

Even with the win and the Carolina Hurricanes loss on Wednesday night on the road to the New York Rangers 3-2, Philadelphia currently stays in the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference with a 13-7-5 record with 31 points.

Carolina’s record so far this season is 15-9-1 with 31 points.

The Philadelphia Flyers and the Columbus Blue Jackets will play each other two more times this season.

Philadelphia’s next game will be at home on Friday afternoon against the Detroit Red Wings.

Columbus’s next game will be at home on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

 

Blues Take Down Lightning

Patrick Maroon would be returning to his hometown as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time since winning the Stanley Cup Title with the St. Louis Blues last season.

There was a special pregame ceremony for him. He received his championship ring. Maroon received a big standing ovation from St. Louis’s fan base.

When it was game time though, the game was tied at one in the third-period and Oskar Sundqvist scored the game-winning goal 6:16 into the third-period for the Blues and St. Louis won the game over Tampa Bay by a score of 3-1.

Anthony Cirelli scored with 3:24 remaining in the first-period for the Lightning. He went five-hole on Jordan Binnington.

David Perron tied the game at one for the St. Louis Blues with 3:36 remaining in the second-period.

Jaden Schwartz scored an empty-net goal for St. Louis with five seconds remaining in regulation.

Nikita Kucherov left this game with an injury in the third-period for the Lightning and he did not return.

Andrei Vasilevskiy was solid once again in net for Tampa Bay in a losing effort. He recorded 33 saves in this game.

Jordan Binnington didn’t face many shots in this game. He recorded 17 saves in this game for the Blues.

These two teams will play each other one more time this season next Wednesday in Tampa Bay, Florida at Amile Arena.

Their three-game winning streak was snapped. If the season ended right now, they would be on the outside looking in.

As for St. Louis, they would be the number one seed in the Central Division right now.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will next play against the Chicago Blackhawks on the road on Thursday night.

The St. Louis Blues will next play against the Calgary Flames at home on Thursday night.

Kakko Sparks Rangers over Penguins

The 3-on-3 overtime session is always one of the most exciting things to watch in sports. In the overtime session, the Pittsburgh Penguins had some valuable chances to score.

Brian Dumoulin had a couple of chances but at one point, Evgeni Malkin turned the puck off in the offensive zone and it led to a Kaapo Kakko goal for the New York Rangers 2:24 into the overtime session as New York took down Pittsburgh 3-2.

It was assisted by Adam Fox and Pavel Buchnevich. Fox set that goal up for Kakko and the Penguins defense didn’t have a chance to stop it.

Adam Fox was one of the reasons why they won this game.

Kaapo Kakko (6:49 into the first-period) and Adam Fox (11 seconds remaining in the first-period) both scored goals for the Rangers in the first-period.

Justin Schultz (1:13 into the second-period) and James McCann (7:27 remaining in the second-period on the power play) scored goals for Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Penguins snapped their 0-for-27 streak on the power play. Hopefully for their sake, they will get rolling on the power play now.

Kris Letang, Patric Hornqvist, and Sidney Crosby were out for this game for Pittsburgh. It is possible that Crosby might need sports hernia surgery and it would require him to be sidelined for the next four to six weeks.

Matt Murray recorded 24 saves for Pittsburgh.

Alexander Georgiev recorded 30 saves for New York.

These two teams will play each other three more times this season.

The Penguins next game will be on the road on Friday night against the New Jersey Devils.

The New York Rangers next game will be on the road on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Penguins Take Down Blackhawks in Shootout

Once again, the Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves trailing 2-0 against the Chicago Blackhawks at home at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on a Saturday night.

Pittsburgh has lost its last 10 games to Chicago.

The Penguins were able to tie the game at two with 9:03 remaining in regulation on a goal scored by Bryan Rust. Jared McCann scored the game-winning shootout goal and Pittsburgh was able to knock off the Blackhawks by a score of 3-2.

Jake Guentzel also scored a shootout goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Patrick Kane scored a shootout goal for Chicago.

Dominik Kubalik scored for the Chicago Blackhawks 7:09 into the second-period. Patrick Kane scored for Chicago 1:48 later.

Jake Guentzel scored with 3:56 remaining in the second-period for Pittsburgh.

The Penguins did not have Sidney Crosby in the third-period. Head Coach Mike Sullivan announced he has a lower-body injury and Crosby will be evaluated more on Monday.

Pittsburgh is already dealing with injury issues this season. Patric Hornqvist is already out and so is Kris Letang.

Corey Crawford recorded 29 saves for Chicago in this game.

Matt Murray recorded 29 saves for the Pittsburgh Penguins in this game.

These two teams will play each other one more time this season.

The Chicago Blackhawks next game will be at home on Sunday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Pittsburgh’s next game will be on the road against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

 

Bruins Escape Against Penguins

The Boston Bruins jumped out to a 3-0 lead in second-period after David Pastrnak scored 4:22 into the second-period.

Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Mike Sullivan decided to make a goaltending change. He decided to yank Matt Murray and put in Tristan Jarry. Pittsburgh got the message and scored four goals, including John Marino’s goal out of the penalty box with three seconds remaining in the second-period to go up 4-3.

Torey Krug tied the game at four for Boston 8:14 into the third-period. Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal with 1:57 in regulation as the Boston Bruins took down the Penguins by a score of 6-4.

Patrice Bergeron scored an empty-net goal for Boston with 14 seconds remaining in regulation.

The other two goals that the Bruins scored in this game was in the first-period by Jake DeBrusk 5:24 in and Brad Marchand with 6:55 remaining in the first-period.

With Pittsburgh down 3-0, Dominik Kahun (5:35 into the second-period), Nick Bjugstad (9:56 into the second-period), and Bryan Rust (4:01 remaining in the second-period) scored the other goals in this game.

Defenseman Kris Letang left the game in the third-period for the Pittsburgh Penguins with a lower-body injury. Will see how long he is out for.

Patric Hornqvist was already placed on long-term injured reserve. It appears as if Pittsburgh can not catch a break with injuries so far in the 2019-2020 season.

Matt Murray only recorded eight saves in the game for Pittsburgh.

Tristan Jarry recorded 12 saves in this game for the Penguins.

Jaroslav Halak recorded 40 saves for Boston.

These two teams will play each other two more times this season.

Pittsburgh’s next game will be on the road on Thursday night against the New York Islanders.

Boston’s next game will be on the road on Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens.

Lightning Edge Penguins Late

After Victor Hedman scored the go-ahead goal on the power-play with 56 seconds remaining in regulation for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Pittsburgh Penguins gave them one last gasp.

In the final seconds, Andrei Vasilevskiy made a glove save and he finished with 37 saves.

However, that glove save had to be reviewed because there was a possibility the glove and the puck both crossed the line. There is one angle that showed both of that for a glimpse second, but most of the angles did not show that what so ever and Tampa Bay hanged on to beat Pittsburgh 3-2.

This review took around eight minutes. For the most part, the NHL officiating did a very good job officiating that play and also reviewing it.

Alex Killorn scored 9:46 into the game for the Lightning.

The Penguins struck twice in the second-period. Brandon Tanev scored a back-handed goal 5:06 into the second-period. Jake Guentzel scored with 59 seconds remaining in the second-period.

Dominik Simon did a tremendous job of keeping the puck in the zone on the second goal and Sidney Crosby did a great job finding Guentzel open.

Cedric Paquette tied the game at two for Tampa Bay 7:07 into the third-period.

Tristan Jarry finished the game with 45 saves for Pittsburgh.

These two teams will play each other two more times this season.

This was a big win for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Injuries are starting to catch up to the Pittsburgh Penguins. You know it is getting bad for them when defenseman Jusso Riikola has to play forward on the fourth-line.

This team is currently on a three-game losing streak. They started the season 6-2 and are now 6-5.

Pittsburgh’s next game will be on the road on Saturday night against the Dallas Stars. Tampa Bay’s next game will be at home on Saturday night against the Nashville Predators.

 

Devils Win First Game of the Season against the New York Rangers

There was a lot of heat on New Jersey Devils Head Coach John Hynes heading into this game at home against the New York Rangers.

New Jersey has started the season 0-4-2 entering this game with two points. Assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald would join him on the bench for this game. He also joined them for practice on Wednesday to see what was going on behind the scenes because this team has not played well so far this season.

The Devils won this game over New York by a score of 5-2 and John Hynes will keep his job for now.

Tony DeAngelo scored 6:02 into the game for the Rangers.

Blake Coleman tied the game at one for New Jersey with 7:02 remaining in the first-period.

The New Jersey Devils scored twice in the second-period on a power-play goal by Kyle Palmieri 2:18 into the second-period and Miles Wood scored with 7:35 remaining in the second-period.

New York cut the lead to one with a goal by Jesper Fast 2:22 into the third-period.

Nikita Gusev scored with 7:39 remaining in regulation for New Jersey.

P.K. Subban scored an empty-net goal for the Devils with 48 seconds remaining in regulation.

This match up featured the first of many between number one overall pick Jack Hughes for New Jersey and number two overall pick Kaapo Kakko for the New York Rangers.

Hughes recorded an assist in this game for the Devils on the third goal.

Kakko has only recorded four shots on net so far this season. Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jack Johnson has more shots on net with five than he does so far this season.

MacKenzie Blackwood made 29 saves in this game for New Jersey.

Alexander Georgiev made 33 saves in this game for New York.

Both of these teams will play each other three more times this season.

This win for the New Jersey Devils hopefully will open up the flood gates for them.

As for the New York Rangers, they will continue to go through some growing pains throughout the regular season and beyond. New York is in a rebuilding stage.

The next match up between these two teams will be on Saturday November 30 at 1 p.m. at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.

The Rangers next game will be against the Washington Capitals on Friday night on the road. The Devils next game will be against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday afternoon at home.

 

Oilers Top Flyers

The Edmonton Oilers have been one of the best teams in the NHL to start the 2019-2020 season under new Head Coach Dave Tippett. The Philadelphia Flyers were looking to slow them down on the road, but Edmonton topped Philadelphia by a score of 6-3.

Leon Draisaitl scored 1:13 into the game for the Oilers.

Jakub Voracek tied the game at one on the power play for the Flyers 7:36 into the first-period.

Ethan Bear scored later in the first-period for Edmonton.

The Edmonton Oilers lit the lamp three times in the second-period with goals scored by Connor McDavid with 7:26 remaining in the second-period, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on the power-play with 5:28 remaining in the second-period, and Leon Draisaitl on the power play with 3:34 remaining in the second-period.

Edmonton was able to chase Philadelphia’s netminder Carter Hart from the game. Hart only made 10 saves in the game. Brian Elliott came in for him and he only made six saves.

Brandon Manning made it 6-1 Edmonton 3:40 into the third-period.

The Philadelphia Flyers scored two goals late in the game by Oskar Lindblom with 4:40 remaining in regulation and by Jakub Voracek on the power play with 2:18 remaining in regulation.

Mikko Koskinen made a career-high 49 saves for the Oilers.

Edmonton currently has the best record in the NHL right now at 6-1-0 with 12 points. Connor McDavid currently has 17 points so far this season. He scored one goal and recorded four assists in this game.

These two teams will play each other one more time this season in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday March 15, 2020 at the Wells Fargo Center at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Philadelphia’s next game will be against the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Edmonton’s next game will be against the Detroit Red Wings at home on Friday night.