Wilkes-Barre Scranton - October 22, 2013 - The Penguins get two back to back power plays early in the first period but Colorado kills them both Pittsburgh was bringing it early but couldn’t find an opening. Pens get a third power play handed to them as Colorado’s Cory Sarich clears the puck over the glass and would sit for delay of game. Penguins holding the Avalanche to one shot on goal with five minutes remaining in the first period but still have no goals on the board.
Sidney Crosby robbed as Giguere keeps his shot out of the net with less than a minute left in the first period. Seemed to be mostly Penguins in the first period but still no score at the buzzer have to give the Avalanche that one giving up four power plays and no goals I gues the fourth best PK is doing it’s job.
A little over one minute of play in the second period Malkin gives the Avalanche their first power play of the game running over Giguere and getting called for interference. Bortuzzo would draw a penalty creating a 4×4 situation for a few seconds then a power play for the Penguins this is the 5th PP of the game for Pittsburgh but the boys can’t convert again.
Landeskog comes out of the box using Orpik as a screen takes the puck in on Flower and scores putting Colorado up one to nothing. Later in the period Adams would sit for the Pens on an interference call putting the Avalanche on their second power play of the game, this time the Penguins kill it off keeping it a one goal game. Pens give the Avalanche a late power play and Colorado gives it right back after a short man advantage creating some 4 x 4 hockey through the end of the second Pittsburgh gets a carry over into the third.
Erik Johnson boards Conner putting the Pens on the power play, Conner heads back to get evaluated Pittsburgh can’t convert making this power play the seventh they couldn’t convert. Chris Conner comes back to the ice a good sign. Penguins can’t catch a break seven power plays no goals not a good way to be in a one to none game at this point.
Pens pull flower for the extra attacker but as they do Guenin holds Jokinen the ref calls embelishing and takes them both making it a 5 on 4 and that would be the game as the Colorado Avalanche would blank the Penguins 1-0.
Giguere had a great game tonight have to give that to him the Penguins came at him all game and he met the challenge all 34 shots, Fleury had a good game on the Pitt side unfortunately they did not come out with the win so it won’t look that way
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