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Pens vs. Caps Game 6 Live Game Blog

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
Penguins representatives will be providing a live-game blog during Penguins' playoff games this season. Check back for updates, injury reports and information throughout the game

9:57 PM: Steckel re-directs a puck past Fleury for the overtime winner and this series is going to Game 7.

9:52 PM: The crowd chants "Fleury! Fleury!" as Fleury robs Ovechkin of a goal with a spectacular glove save.

9:47 PM: The puck drops on this overtime period.

9:46 PM: Nothing beats overtime in the playoffs. One goal, that's all it takes to make or break this intense game.

9:32 PM: This game is headed into overtime. The third game in this series to extend into overtime. Shots in the third period were Penguins 14, Capitals 9. So far in the game the Pens lead in shots, 39-20.

9:24 PM: The Pens tie the game! Crosby collects a rebound from a slap-shot Scuderi rocketed from the far point. Crosby shot it on net three times before he broke past Varlamov for the goal! Penguins 4, Capitals 4.

9:10 PM: Crosby is showing great individual effort as he's earned a few great scoring chances in the past two shifts but no luck beating Varlamov.

9:03 PM: The Caps take the lead with a quick goal from Kozlov. Capitals 4, Penguins 3.

9:01 PM: Semin nets a power-play goal with the help of Laich who screened Fleury. Penguins 3, Capitals 3.

9:00 PM: The Penguins convert another power play to take the lead in this game. Malkin passed the puck out to Goligoski who shot it. Letang picked up the rebound and shot it above Varlamov's glove for the goal. Penguins 3, Capitals 2.

8:57 PM: Great shift by the Cooke-Staal-Kennedy line! They just kept pressuring and the Caps couldn't clear the puck. It looked like the Pens were on the power play. They didn't score a goal, but they earned a few great chances.

8:52 PM: The third period begins.

8:36 PM: The second period concludes with the game tied at 2-2. Shots favored the Pens, 7-6, in the second period.

8:35 PM: Mark Eaton scores a power-play goal to tie the game at 2-2! Eaton pinched in and picked up a loose puck in the high slot. He turned, held onto the puck and then flung it past Varlamov's five-hole for the goal. Penguins 2, Capitals 2.

8:31 PM: Pothier drags Staal down in front of the net and draws an interference penalty. Let's see what the Pens can do with this man-advantage.

8:26 PM: The Capitals take the lead with an extra attacker on a delayed tripping penalty. Fleischmann pounded in a loose puck in front of the net leftover from a Federov shot that bounced off of a Penguin player for the goal. Capitals 2, Penguins 1.

8:20 PM: Just over nine minutes remain in the second period and shots favor the Caps, 5-3, so far this period.

8:11 PM: The Caps tie the game at 1-1. Ovechkin fed a pass to Kozlov at the bottom of the near circle and Kozlov rocketed the puck past Fleury high on the glove side for the goal. Penguins 1, Capitals 1.

8:03 PM: The Penguins successfully kill off the penalty on Kunitz.

8:00 PM: The puck drops on the second period and the game resumes with the Penguins on the penalty kill for 1:29.

7:44 PM: The clock expires on the first period. The Penguins outshot the Capitals, 18-5, in the first period and lead the score, 1-0.

7:43 PM: With 30 seconds left in the first period, Kunitz receives a tripping penalty.

7:33 PM: The Penguins penalty kill unit prevents the Caps from taking any shots on goal as they kill off the remainder of a penalty assessed to Crosby. The Caps still only have 3 shots.

7:31 PM: Shots so far favor the Pens, 15-3. Make that, 17-3.

7:30 PM: Nothing comes of the brief five-on-three, and now the game goes to four-on-four.

7:29 PM: The Pens get a five-on-three advantage.

7:18 PM: The white out crowd has reason to rejoice as Bill Guerin nets an early lead for the Penguins. The Caps are good on the rush, but Crosby and Guerin just proved that the Penguins are just as deadly on the rush. Crosby carried the puck into Washington's zone and dished it across the slot to Guerin at the near circle. Guerin, like a true veteran, held the puck until he could release it at the perfect angle to surpass Varlamov high on the blocker side for the score. Penguins 1, Capitals 0.

7:10 PM: The puck drops to begin the game.

7:06 PM: There's no doubt the Penguins will feel the advantage of home ice tonight as the white-clad Mellon Arena Crowd is completely pumped and cheering on the boys in black and gold.

7:02 PM: The Penguins have scratched forwards Pascal Dupuis, Petr Sykora, Eric Godard and defenseman Sergei Gonchar. The Capitals have scratched forwards Michael Nylander, Donald Brashear, Eric Fehr and defensemen Jeff Schultz and Tyler Sloan.

7:01 PM: Tonight the Penguins have a chance to close out their best-of-seven series with the Washington Capitals. The Penguins are expecting the Capitals to come out strong as the No. 2 seed Caps face elimination in tonight's game.
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