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Sabres at Penguins - Third Period - 03-02-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

THIRD PERIOD

19:15: Chris Butler chops a slapper from the left wing. Johnson punches it away with his blocker.

18:48: Kunitz steals a puck off Rivet at the Sabres blue line, gets hooked by Vanek but still gets a shot off. Lalime makes the save. Vanek is sent off for hooking. Malkin, Crosby, Guerin, Gonchar and Goligoski take the ice.

16:48: And the penatly is killed with little threat by the Penguins. Argh.

16:42: Some Iggy Pop:

16:06: Patrick Kaleta knocks down Fedotenko in the corner with an elbow to the back. No call. Fedotenko gets up and hits Kaleta with a high stick. Call. Fedotenko gets two minutes. That's what Kaleta does. He's their Matt Cooke. Talbot, Staal, Orpik and Eaton take the ice.

14:50: Cooke forces Myers into a turnover off a fantastic forecheck and gets a nice chance in the slot. Lalime denies him. Myers owes Lalime a beer.

14:06: The Fedotenko penalty is killed.

13:52: Johnson covers up a puck in a seemingly harmless situation. Play is blown dead. Then BLAM! Rupp and Paul Gaustad decided to fight. This was about as one-sided of a fight we've seen this season with the Penguins. Rupp just pounds Gaustad in the top of the head a bunche before Mair falls down.

13:33: Talbot slams Kaleta behind the Sabres net with a solid check.

12:47: Myers chips a puck into the slot for Tim Connolly. Connolly has a clean shot on net but he's hooked up by Gonchar. The puck goes into the corner. Connolly goes afte rit byt Gonchar shoves him into the boards feet first. That was scary. Connolly is a little slow to recover but he appears to be fine thankfully. Gonchar is sent off for interference. Probably shoud be hooking but that doesn't matter. It's a minor either way. Staal, Orpik, Cooke and Letang take the ice.

11:02: Staal chips a puck by Myers along the boards and down ice to kill time. What a nice play.

10:34:  Gonchar comes out of the box and creates a two-on-one with Dupuis against Rivet. From the right wing he dishes to Dupuis across the slot but the pass is a litte too fast and Dupuis fails to get a stick on the puck.

10:25: Malkin snaps off wrister from the right circle which is wide on the near side.

10:19: Kunitz and Kaleta have a train wreck right in front of the Penguins' bench. No one won in that collision.

9:46: Lalime fights off a wrister by Crosby in the slot. Tough save.

9:22: Leopold and Drew Stafford go crashing into the boards in the corner. Stafford is slow to recover.

8:57: Off an offensive zone faceoff win, the Penguins strike. xxx wins the faceoff, The Penguins move it around with some slick passing. It ends up going to Fedotenko in the left circe who strikes a one-timer which burns Lalime. Perhaps Fedotenko is worried about tomorrow's deadine. He's having his best game in at least a month. Tyer Kennedy gets the only assist. Someone should get a secondary helper on that. The "Hey Song" is played. Penguins 3-1.

6:13: Myers strikes a wild slapper from the left point which hits Goligoski in front. Goligoski is stunned a bit.

5:37: The Sabres go to the net and make it a one-goal game once again. Roy chips a puck into the slot . Kaleta is battling in front and chips with a backhander between his legs into the slot. It comes loose. Roy jumps on it and from the slot he chips it into the net. It hits the back of the net and immediatey bounces out. A small scrum ensues. Johnson covers the puck. Offiicals immediately review the play. They rule a goal had been scored. Kaleta and Buter get assists. Penguins 3-2.

4:34: Kunitz whips a wrister on net from the left circle. Lalime boots it out.

2:34: Letang chips a little wrister from the right circle. Lalime steers it into the opposite corner.

1:34: Henrik Tallinder loses his footing and loses the puck in his own zone. Crosby picks it up, zips up the right wing and plays a puck into the slot. Lalime pokes it away. Tallinder owes Crosby a beer.

1:18: Lalime is pulled for an extra attacker.

1:09: Roy blasts a one-timer form the slot. Johnson makes the save. The puck hops up on to the top of the net. Clark MacArthur jabs it off the top of the net. MacArthur tries to jame it by Johnson's left foot but is denied. Orpik then blows out MacArthur away from the net with a big  hit. What a sequence!

0:22:The Sabres accidently play the puck out the zone themselves and give the Penguins a break.

0:16: The Sabres ice the puck. Lindy Ruff calls a time out. Lalime returns to the net.

0:00: End of game. The "Woo-Hoo!" song is played. Penguins 3, Sabres 2.

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