Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2

Sunday, March 18, 2012 12:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 44-21-3-3 24-8-2-0 20-13-1-3 L1
Philadelphia 42-22-2-6 19-10-1-4 23-12-1-2 W1


FLYERS 3, PENGUINS 2 (OT): All-Star Scott Hartnell tallied twice - with the latter coming 4:59 into overtime - as Philadelphia overcame a two-goal deficit to snap visiting Pittsburgh's season-high 11-game winning streak.

Defenseman Kimmo Timonen netted a power-play goal and fellow All-Star Claude Giroux notched a pair of assists for the Flyers, who improved to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and moved to within two points of the Penguins and three of the first-place New York Rangers.

Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 38 shots to give Philadelphia its third win in four meetings against Pittsburgh.

All-Star Evgeni Malkin netted his 41st goal, Craig Adams also tallied and defenseman Kris Letang notched a pair of assists for the Penguins, who failed to protect a third-period lead for the first time in 28 opportunities (25-1-2).

After joining the play on a late line change, Hartnell accepted a feed from Danny Briere and wired a shot from the slot which beat Marc-Andre Fleury for his career-best 35th goal.

After Malkin gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 edge with 53 seconds left in the second period following a brilliant individual effort, Philadelphia began its comeback shortly after the third began.

Timonen trimmed the deficit just 31 seconds into the session after his blast from the point beat a screened Fleury.

Hartnell leveled the contest after the Flyers took advantage of Malkin's giveaway. Giroux secured his NHL-leading 58th assist after finding Hartnell, who wired a sharp-angle shot just under the crossbar.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Penguins lost for the first time since dropping a 6-2 decision to Buffalo on Feb. 19. ... Flyers agitator Zac Rinaldo exited the contest midway through the second period after he was accidentally hit in the mouth by the stick of Hartnell. He returned to start the third.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Philadelphia
Craig Adams 2 Points Scott Hartnell 2
Craig Adams 1 Goals Scott Hartnell 2
Kris Letang 2 Assists Claude Giroux 2
N/A Power Play Goals Kimmo Timonen 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .889 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov .950
Marc-Andre Fleury 24 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 38

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 40 2 0-2 3-4 18 27
Philadelphia 27 3 1-4 2-2 14 36

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against Florida. The Flyers have a W/L % of .463 after a win and .742 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Penguins have a W/L % of .659 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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