Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 7, 2012 4:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 47-26-2-7 22-13-1-5 25-13-1-2 L1
Pittsburgh 51-25-3-3 29-10-2-0 22-15-1-3 W3

Recap


PENGUINS 4, FLYERS 2
: Captain Sidney Crosby scored to snap a tie late in the second period and Evgeni Malkin added his 50th goal moments later as host Pittsburgh secured a bit of momentum heading into its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Philadelphia.

Pascal Dupuis celebrated his 33rd birthday by scoring to extend his points streak to 17 games. Chris Kunitz joined Crosby and Malkin with a goal and an assist as the Penguins defeated the Flyers for the first time in six tries at the Consol Energy Center.

Former Penguin Jaromir Jagr netted a power-play tally to end a 15-game goalless drought and rookie Brayden Schenn also scored for the Flyers, who suffered just their second loss this season to their Keystone State rivals.

With Jagr serving a hooking penalty late in the second period, Crosby collected a loose puck on the doorstep and backhanded it past Sergei Bobrovsky. The tally was Crosby's eighth goal in 22 games.

Malkin netted his milestone goal with 12 seconds remaining in the middle session after wristing a shot from slot past Bobrovsky. After the tally, Malkin flashed a wide smile and pumped his fist as the Consol Energy Center erupted.

With Pittsburgh enjoying a two-goal lead, Malkin and Crosby spent the majority of the third period on the bench as coach Dan Byslma elected to be cautious with his stars.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Dupuis joined Crosby and Mario Lemieux as the only Penguins with a 17-game point streak in the last 20 years. ... Philadelphia All-Star Claude Giroux sat out with an illness. ... Bobrovsky, who finished with 19 saves, fell to 5-1-0 in his career at Consol Energy Center. ... Marc-Andre Fleury was in line to secure the franchise lead in wins, but he exited in the second period. Brent Johnson, who yielded a goal to Jagr on the first shot he saw, finished with five saves.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Pittsburgh
Brayden Schenn 2 Points Sidney Crosby 2
Brayden Schenn 1 Goals Sidney Crosby 1
Brayden Schenn 1 Assists Jordan Staal 2
Jaromir Jagr 1 Power Play Goals Sidney Crosby 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Sergei Bobrovsky .826 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .933
Sergei Bobrovsky 19 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 14

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 21 2 1-6 3-4 36 18
Pittsburgh 23 4 1-4 5-6 17 35

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Philadelphia . The Penguins have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .594 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh . The Flyers have a W/L % of .426 after a win and .771 after a loss.
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