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April 27th, 2018, 12:21 am #11

I feared a penalty against Kempny, but no call.

The game is a little too open for my taste, constant back and forth. Looks like anyone can score at any moment.
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April 27th, 2018, 12:24 am #12

Wow, Ovechkin almost made Kuznetsov score again.

That was a great shift by the top line. Caps playing good, but these Pens are quick too.
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April 27th, 2018, 12:26 am #13

Connolly managed to put himself in a good position for a shot, denied by Murray! That was a good chance. Caps must score soon.
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April 27th, 2018, 12:32 am #14

Another good shift by the top line. Caps too good right now to be scoreless in this period.
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April 27th, 2018, 12:35 am #15

A chance for the second line, now. And Stephenson with a hard hit on Letang.

Then Pens take a shot, but it didn't look dangerous for Holtby.
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April 27th, 2018, 12:39 am #16

A shot by Kessel from the left wing, now, but it looks like an easy save for Holtby.

I think the Caps are much more in control than the Pens. But it seems that the Pens are trying to listen to their coach, now, and they don't stupidly rush all the time.
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April 27th, 2018, 12:40 am #17

Wow, Dumoulin alone in front, Holtby goes out and blocks that. Then he makes another save close to his net, on Brassard. He is huge. I thought the Pens would score.
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April 27th, 2018, 12:44 am #18

Connolly missed shot! On a great pass by Eller.

Second intermission, 1-0 Caps.
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April 27th, 2018, 12:49 am #19

19:46 Crosby/Guentzel on a 2 on 1 Guentzel gets... solid post... too much back and forth to describe any more...

HUGE save Murray off the very tip of his stick around 18:00... 17:04 Wilson in the box, interference on Crosby...

pretty easy kill... 3:00+ od decent both ways...

icing Pens, 12:27 left 2nd and a timeout... around 9:00, Connolly misses on a great chance...

6:27 left very exciting play again, no goals... 5:27 Holtby gloves smartly... 4:33 Holtby gloves smartly...

3:14 HUGE save by Holtby, came way out past the crease... 1:17 Murray save, a chance but not that good for Wilson...

right before the buzzer, Oshie blocks a hard shot, gets up by the time time expires, and skates gingerly off.

1-0 Caps, end 2nd.

Stats after 2

SOGs 17-16 Pens
Attempts 46-38 Caps
Blocks 17-13 Pens
Misses 13-8 Caps
Gives 10-9 Pens
Takes 7-6 Pens
Hits 30-19 Caps
Faceoffs 59% Caps (20/34)

Better, but still a very even game. 3rd should be fun.
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April 27th, 2018, 12:49 am #20

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