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Alumni Game Live Updates; Game ends in 5-5 tie

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Penguins Roster

Mario Lemieux, Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Larry Murphy and Bryan Trottier, in addition to Rod Buskas, Gary Roberts, Greg Malone, Bob Errey, Billy Guerin, Jay Caufield, Craig Simpson, Francois Leroux, Gary Rissling, Troy Loney, Kevin Stevens
Gilles Meloche, Phil Bourque, Dave Hannan, Peter Taglianetti, Warren Young, Frank Pietrangelo, Rob Brown and Rick Tocchet.
Coaches are Eddie Johnston, Randy Hillier and Pierre Larouche. Honorary GM is Jack Riley.

Capitals Roster

500-goal scorer Peter Bondra leads the Caps’ alumni roster, which also includes Dino Ciccarelli, Michal Pivonka, Sylvain Cote, Don Beaupre, Pat Ribble, Ken Sabourin, Yvon Labre, Mark Lofthouse, Nick Kypreos, Alan Hanglesben, Dean Evason
Errol Rausse, Alan May, Craig Laughlin, John Druce, Dennis Maruk, Greg Adams, Blair Stewart, Gord Lane, Robert Picard, Paul Mulvey and J.R. Reich. Coaches will be Granny Grant, Joe Reekie and Bucky Gallagher.

2nd Period Updates

10:17 a.m. – 2nd Period underway. Pens open up period with Bob Errey – Mario Lemieux and Rob Brown upfront. Coffey and Murphy on D. Frank Pietrangelo in goal.
10:19 am – Lemieux passing up a lot of shooting opportunities and just nearly missed Errey on a setup in front.
10:23 a.m. – Capitals take 4-3 lead at 5:07 mark of the 2nd period. Paul Mulvey with two goals for Capitals.
10:25 a.m. – Pens get a too many men penalty at 5:59 of the period. Capitals on the power play and Rob Brown just misses shorthanded on a feed in front from Paul Coffey.
10:33 a.m. – Jay Caufield blasts a slap shot from the right point for his 1st of the game to tie the game at 4-4 with 9:11 left in the period. Assists to Brian Trottier and Troy Loney.
10:43 a.m. – Pens take 5-4 lead on a power play goal by Ron Francis. Francis was setup in front by Larry Murphy with Lemieux getting secondary assist. Lemieuz has 2 assists in the game.
Pens power play unit was Lemieux – Francis – Stevens with Coffey and Murphy at the point.
10:47 a.m. – Capitals pull the goalie and Petr Bondra scores with 50 seconds remaining to tie the game at 5-5. Game is only 2 periods by the way.
10:50 a.m. – Game ends in a 5-5 tie. Fans were screaming “shootout, shootout”.

1st Period Updates

9:20 a.m. – The players are making their way to the ice. half of the Lower bowl is filled with Pengunis fans. Mario Lemieux came out last to the late John Barbero announcing.
9:30 a.m. – Meloche gets the start for Pens with Stevens – Lemieux – Guerin up front and Murphy, Coffey starting on D
9:37 a.m. – Pens get on the board, 4:22 in the game on a Mario Lemieux setup Robby Brown in front. 1-0 Pens
Goal by Brown, from Lemieux at 4:22
9:40 a.m. – Capitals get on the board, at 6:56 in the period. 1-1. Alan May credited with goal
9:41 a.m. – Capitals get another quick one to make it 2-1 Caps.
9:44 a.m. – Pens tie it up at 2-2 as the Penguins second line of Gary Roberts and Rick Tocchett are off to a quick start, creating opportunity in front and Rod Buskas gets goal.
9:47 a.m. – Pens get another to take a 3-2 lead. Craig Simpson gets the goal, assisted by Peter Taglianetti and Gary Rissling.
9:49 a.m. – It’s quickly becoming a shootout as the Capitals tie the game up at 3-3.
9:53 a.m. – 5:23 left to play in the 1st period. Game tied at 3-3. EJ going with Rob Brown for the most part on Mario’s wing after starting the game with Stevens – Lemieux – Guerin.
10:00 a.m. – 3-3 after one period. Really a shame they only let 10,000 fans into the game. They could have at least filled the enter lower bowl.
Goal Summary for Pittsburgh: 1. Rob Brown (1), assist to Mario Lemieux; 2. Rod Buskas (1); 3. Craig Simpson (1), assists Peter Taglianetti, Garry Rissling

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William DePaoli

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