UnitedHealthcare Health insurance that includes all Western PA hospitals
Thursday April 27 2017
Leave this field empty.

Coyotes beat Penguins 4-3 in overtime

PSR Logo
Josh Archibald scored twice, Phil Kessel's goal with 14 seconds left forced overtime and the Penguins salvaged a point but ultimately lost to the Coyotes 4-3 in OT.

Marc-Andre Fleury got the nod in net for the Pens and kept Edmonton off the board for the first 20 minutes. Both teams recorded 7 shots on net and were 0-1 on the powerplay in the opening period. Right-winger Patric Hornqvist came close to scoring the first goal for the Pens after the first 13 minutes of play on a breakaway, but was denied by a kick save from 34 year-old Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith.

The offensive attacks for both teams started to emerge in the second period as Hornqvist came close again on a one-timer from Crosby during the Penguins’ second powerplay, but was denied once again by Smith. The Pens finally found the back of the net after five minutes into the second when Josh Archibald scored his first goal on the fourth line with the aggressive attack, crashing to the net and delivering a backhander beating Smith’s glove side. 

Just 59 seconds later, Tobias Rieder locked up the game at 1-1 with a powerful wristshot, beating Fleury’s glove side. The Coyotes continued to move the puck, setting up their second goal on their second powerplay opportunity, after Radim Vrbata’s shot at net allowed Martin Hanzal to clean up the dirty work and give the Coyotes the 2-1 lead heading into the third period.

The 6’6 Hanzal put a lot of pressure on the Pens and banged home his second of the night four minutes into the third to put the Coyotes up two scores. Just one minute later, with the Coyotes on the powerplay, Archibald stole a bouncing puck as Smith tried to clear it and scored unassisted to pull the visitors within one.

The Coyotes shut down the Penguins’ attack after Archibald’s shorthanded goal, but with Fleury pulled, Phil Kessel scored his 19th of the season with just 14.2 seconds left of play to tie the game at 3 on a deflection from a slapshot by Letang. 

Both teams had their fair chances during 4 on 4 play in overtime, but the game-winner was declared after defenseman Connor Murphy ripped a wristshot from the left wing, beating Fleury top shelf short side.

Sidney Crosby—tied for the NHL scoring lead with Edmonton’s Connor McDavid—entered the game two points shy of the 1,000 mark on his career. Crosby had one assist but the Penguins captain will have to wait at least one more game to get to the milestone.

The Pens will look to bounce back as they return to Pittsburgh to host the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

For a lot of young student-athletes, sports are essentially a hobby. They represent an activity to boost a college résumé or a tool to stay active. But for many young athletes, sports mean much more.
Feature OneHigh SchoolSports Bites
When the Penguins hired Jim Rutherford as their general manager in 2014, it seemed like a temporary move. The former Carolina Hurricanes GM would spend his two years in Pittsburgh, and then hand the keys to Jason Botterill; the man whom several people thought deserved the job in the first place.
Blue LineFeature Two
Arrogate has swiftly put his name at the top of the list as best racehorse in the history of the sport.
Feature ThreePress Room
The Cleveland Browns will be on the clock when the NFL Draft commences on April 27th. The Browns will have a few options in terms of top prospects with the first overall pick in the draft in April.
Feature FourPure Steel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 1 Steelers TV Channel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 2Xfinity HS FootballHigh School TV Channel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 3Steelers TV Channel
As the sun gets stronger and the days get longer, you can smell what’s around the corner: hot dogs, beer and peanuts, but also blood, sweat and tears on the diamond.
Custom 1North Shore NotesPress Room
The 2017 season is underway. While repeating as World Series champs is difficult, the Cubs are build to do just that. Here's what to expect from each and every team this season.
Custom 2North Shore Notes
The Pittsburgh Pirates ended the 2016 season falling short of the postseason and the higher expectations that recent success had created for the organization. With a record of 78-83 last year, the Pirates were 25 games behind the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.
Custom 3North Shore Notes
This past offseason, rumors abounded about the possibility of the Pirates trading All-Star and MVP center fielder, Andrew McCutchen.
Custom 4North Shore Notes