2 Joe Finley - 47 Matt MacKenzie
7 Brayden McNabb - 13 Mark Pysyk
3 TJ Brennan (A) - 4 Alex Biega
33 David Leggio
49 Connor Knapp
Maxime Legault (UBI; two weeks) and Corey Tropp (right knee; season-ending) remain sidelined with injuries. Nick
Crawford, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Jonathan Parker, Drew Schiestel and Kevin Sundher are the projected scratches
Pittsburgh Penguins: 6 Joe Morrow, 8 Brian Dumoulin, 13 Beau Bennett, 25 Eric Tangradi, 47 Simon Despres.
25 Eric Tangradi - 21 Benn Ferriero - 13 Beau Bennett
26 Riley Holzapfel - 43 Warren Peters (A) - 19 Philippe Dupuis (A)
9 Brian Gibbons - 23 Trevor Smith (A) - 17 Paul Thompson
33 Steve MacIntyre - 28 Adam Payerl - 14 Tom Kuhnhackl/18 Dominik Uher
7 Brian Strait - 2 Dylan Reese
47 Simon Despres - 8 Brian Dumoulin
6 Joe Morrow - 3 Joey Mormina
39 Brad Thiessen
37 Jeff Zatkoff
Robert Bortuzzo, Jayson Megna, Denver Manderson, Zach Sill and Keven Veilleux are sidelined with injuries. The
projected scratches for tonight's game are Alex Grant, Philip Samuelsson, Carl Sneep and Uher/Kuhnhackl. Also
note that the WBS d-men appear to be rotating, so pairings are my best guesstimate at this hour.
Shots from McNabb and Hodgson saved by Thiessen; PP expires.
Brennan's pass intended for McNabb is intercepted by Ferriero, but Leggio stands tall and the defense clears.
GOAL! 2-1 Penguins. Peters wins the O-zone draw, a D-to-D pass follows, then Mormina's wrister from the point deflects off an Amerk into the slot, where Peters has the time to outwait and deke a prone Leggio.
GOAL! 2-2! Rankin tips Biega's wrister from the right point, second assist to Girgensons; Porter's initial attempt saved, but Girgensons collected the rebound along right boards and swung a pass to the point, where Biega lets go the wrister that's deflected in by Rankin.
Gibbons takes a holding penalty; some movement from the Mancari unit, shots wide or blocked though; PP expires.
A Thompson breakaway attempt is saved by Leggio.
Porter takes a slashing penalty; quick kill, penalty expires.
Girgensons finishing his check again in the neutral zone.
Adam hooks Holzapfel, WBS to the PP; penalty killed.
Thompson takes a roughing penalty, Amerks to the PP; Hodgson backs into Thiessen, called for goalie interference.
END OF PERIOD 2. 2-2, RCH leads in shots 19-16; 1:14 of 4-on-4 to start the third.
Looks like Hodgson hits the post 4-on-4; penalties expire.
Mancari sets up Tarnasky in front, but Thiessen saves the point-blank one-timer.
GOAL! 3-2 Penguins. Tangradi pots the big rebound of the Thompson shot.
Biega on the rush, saved near post by Thiessen.
****! Varone's found at the far post, but misses wide.
Girgensons-Porter-Flynn at it again with a great shift, lengthy possession, a few half-chances; Girgensons ultimately draws a slashing penalty, hacked down from behind by Despres... but wait, a big **** you from the refs, as ZG gets a matching minor for diving?! WOW!
GOAL! 4-2 Penguins, as Gibbons slides one past Leggio coming out of the right corner; MacKenzie was trailing, as he was caught a step or two too high in the circle.
GOAL! 4-3! With goalie pulled, Porter pots a rebound of a Brennan bomb off the end boards; second assist to McNabb; 1:08 to play.
GOAL! 4-4! With goalie pulled again, Mancari weaves his way past sliding WBS player and rips a wrister top-shelf; assists to Porter and Brennan; 0:35 to play.
END OF PERIOD 3. 4-4, RCH leads in shots 33-25; OT upcoming.
Thompson gets the GWG/his second goal of the night with just 14 seconds left as he swoops in on a breakaway.
Ah man, you decided to only post in here? - could have used you in BR shoutbox - I was lonely - LOL!!
Sucks they lost in OT - but its good that they came back and tied it in the final minute - from two goals even - and got a point. Better than pulling a Sabres and lose a lead in the final minute then lose the game either in OT or Shootout. This point earned could mean something at the end of the season - like home ice advantage in the first round or not. Now go and get the two points in Glens Falls and make this a positive weekend!