Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 1

Saturday, January 19, 2013 3:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 W1
Philadelphia 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 L1


Penguins 3, Flyers 1: Tyler Kennedy and James Neal scored 2:40 apart in the first period and Marc-Andre Fleury set a franchise record with his 227th victory as visiting Pittsburgh exacted a small measure of revenge against its Keystone State rival by winning the season opener.

Chris Kunitz added an empty-net goal and defenseman Paul Martin notched a pair of assists for the Penguins, who were felled by the Flyers in six games during the first round of last season's playoffs.

After Kennedy opened the scoring 4:40 into first period with a deflection in the slot, Neal doubled the advantage in short order. After reigning Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin cleanly won a faceoff in the offensive end, Neal's wrist shot sailed under the left arm of Ilya Bryzgalov to quiet the crowd at Wells Fargo Center.

Captain Claude Giroux trimmed the deficit just 23 seconds into the second period after accepting Scott Hartnell's brilliant saucer pass on the doorstep before tucking the puck past Fleury.

Fleury recovered to finish with 26 saves, breaking Tom Barrasso's franchise wins record.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Captain Sidney Crosby, who inked an impressive 12-year contract extension, had three shots and drew a pair of penalties. ... Bryzgalov settled down after a shaky start to turn aside 24 shots. ... After going 12-for-23 on the power play during last season's six-game first-round series, Philadelphia was 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Philadelphia
Paul Martin 2 Points Claude Giroux 1
Paul Martin 1 Goals Claude Giroux 1
Paul Martin 1 Assists Scott Hartnell 1
Paul Martin 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .963 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov .923
Marc-Andre Fleury 26 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 27 3 2-3 5-5 10 35
Philadelphia 27 1 0-5 1-3 6 27

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Flyers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Penguins have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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