A Silly Recap: #Penguins beat the #Leafs 6-5 by @ryannoble66


Last night in Pittsburgh the Penguins defeated the Maple Leafs by a score of 6-5. The Toronto Maple Leafs are learning that the 4-1 lead is the worst in hockey... For them anyways. The Pens looked incredible at times and awful at others. Apparently, that was enough to scrape out a win last night,

This recap will be brief due to the Holiday. Lets make this one fun. Everyone have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

First Period

Chris Conner scored first for the Penguins giving the Pens a 1-0 lead just before the two minute mark of the first. Ebbett and Sutter both got assists. 

5:01 into the period Despres took a interference call that would put the Leafs on the powerplay. 8 seconds into the PP, James van Riemsdyk would score to tie the game 1-1. Dion Phaneuf would get the first assist and his forehead got the second assist.
11:41 seconds into the period Nazem Kadri would score to make it 2-1 for the Leafs. Here is a shot of Kadri after the goal.. 

That would be it for the first period. The leafs would go into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead.

Second Period

13 seconds into the period Van Riemsdyk would score his second goal of the game increasing the leafs goal to 3-1. It is his 11th goal of the season. 

Flower would be pulled after allowing 3 goals on 11 sshots. He didn't look good in net but did look awesome smashing sticks on his way to the locker room... (Everyone breath) Here comes Zatkoff...

31 seconds later Pin Up model Phil Kessel would increase the Leafs lead with a snap shot. Luckily for the Leafs, nobody could blow a 4-1 lead, right? RIGHT?!?! Here is what Phil had to say.. 


Carl Gunnarsson would take an interference call against Kunitz at the 8:17 mark of the period and The Pens would make them pay. 10 seconds in Malkin would score his 5th of the season. Letang(2) got an assist and so did Crosby(19).

Peter Holland would take a call 14:45 into the period putting the Pens on another PP. Not long into the PP Kris Letang would score his 5th of the season as Pens fans everywhere praised their favorite blue liner. Assists would go to Neal(7) and Kunitz(12).

The bad news was with 5 seconds left in the Period the Leafs would push back a little when Tyler Bozak would score to increase the buds lead to 5-3. The good news is that this was the last shot on goal until the shootout. Yeah, there is still another period and an overtime period. You can LOL at the Leafs. 

Third Period

3:46 into the period Neal would score on the PP to crawl closer to the Leafs making the score 5-4. Malkin and Letang both were credited with assists. 

LEAFS HAVEN'T GOTTEN A SHOT ON NET YET....

7:41 into the 3rd Malkin would tie the game 5-5. Crosby and Kunitz both got assists. 

LEAFS STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN A SHOT.

Time passes....

STILL NO SHOTS...

The period ends with a score of 5-5. LEAFS STILL WITH NO SHOTS LOL...

Overtime

we managed not to get scored on early in OT this time. I credit that to THE LEAFS NEVER GETTING SHOTS!

Pens got 2 shots but couldn't score.. We are headed to the shootout.

SHOOTOUT

Both Sid and Geno would score in the shootout and the Leafs would get shots on net but not score. Zatkoff did it! PENS WIN! 

Notes

  • Pens outshot the Leafs 48-24
  • Letang got 3 points (1G;2A)and only turned over the puck one time. We love him, right?!
  • Pens were 3-5 on the PP and 1-3 on the PK. 
  • Pens won 38 of 68 faceoffs
  • Toronto HATES 4-1 leads. 
The Pens next game is Friday at 4pm in Tampa Bay.
#LetsGoPens

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About Ryan Noble

My name is Ryan Noble. You may recognize me from the internet. I am a blogger/founder of A Very Barrie Colts Blog, a blog that covers the Barrie Colts of the OHL. I am also a contributor to ConstruxNunchux.com.  

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