Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:30 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 W1
Pittsburgh 51-25-3-3 29-10-2-0 22-15-1-3 L1


FLYERS 4, PENGUINS 3 (OT): Jakub Voracek scored 2:23 into overtime as visiting Philadelphia overcame a three-goal deficit to stun its Keystone State rival in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

In overtime, rookie Matt Read wristed a sharp-angle shot from the left-wing boards which trickled off Marc-Andre Fleury. Voracek alertly skated in and beat Fleury to complete the comeback abd stun the faithful at Consol Energy Center.

Danny Briere returned from a three-game absence to tally twice for his NHL-leading 20th and 21st postseason goals since the start of the 2010 playoffs.

Rookie Brayden Schenn collected a goal and two assists to become the second Flyers player with three points in his first postseason game. Rosy Paiement recorded a hat trick in 1968.

Ilya Bryzgalov settled down after yielding three first-period goals to finish with 25 saves for the Flyers, who will visit Pittsburgh for Game 2 on Friday.

Captain Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis collected a goal and an assist apiece and Tyler Kennedy also tallied for the Penguins.

After Dupuis scored with 37 seconds left in the first period to give Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead, Briere and the Flyers began to chip away.

Although clearly offside, Briere answered for the Flyers at 6:22 of the second period after skating in and wristing a shot past Fleury. He then trimmed the deficit to one midway through the third period after his wrist shot from the left-wing boards deflected off Crosby and past Fleury.

Schenn leveled the contest with 7:37 left in the third period after he deflected Scott Hartnell's blast past Fleury.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Crosby netted his 31st career playoff goal for Pittsburgh, which fell to 17-12 at home in Game 1 of a playoff series. ... Briere has 44 career playoff goals and 98 points in 98 games. ... Fleury started his 70th consecutive postseason contest. ... Flyers defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon suffered an upper body injury during the third period. He did not play in overtime.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Pittsburgh
Brayden Schenn 3 Points Sidney Crosby 2
Daniel Briere 2 Goals Sidney Crosby 1
Brayden Schenn 2 Assists Kris Letang 2
Brayden Schenn 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .893 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .846
Ilya Bryzgalov 25 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 26 4 1-1 3-3 6 33
Pittsburgh 28 3 0-3 0-1 2 31

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play its 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 its 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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