Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4

Thursday, March 7, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 16-8-0-0 6-4-0-0 10-4-0-0 W3
Philadelphia 11-13-0-1 7-4-0-1 4-9-0-0 L2

Recap


Penguins 5, Flyers 4:
Chris Kunitz capped a three-point night with the go-ahead goal 18 seconds into the third period as visiting Pittsburgh overcame a three-goal deficit to stun Philadelphia.

Pascal Dupuis added a goal and an assist, Tyler Kennedy and James Neal each scored and captain Sidney Crosby had three assists for the Penguins, who pulled Marc-Andre Fleury after falling behind 4-1 in the first period. Tomas Vokoun came on in relief and stopped all 14 shots he faced.

Jakub Voracek scored twice, defenseman Kimmo Timonen collected a goal and two assists and Zac Rinaldo added one of each as Philadelphia suffered its second straight loss. Ilya Bryzgalov lasted slightly longer than Fleury before being replaced by Brian Boucher after yielding Kennedy’s tying goal with 4:13 left in the second.

The Flyers built a 3-1 lead in the first period as Voracek sent a soft shot between Fleury’s pads on the power play, Rinaldo knocked in an easy rebound and Timonen put a wrist shot off Fleury’s chest and into the net. Voracek made it 4-1 on another power play with 7.6 seconds left in the first, ripping a slap shot from the right point that bounced off a pair of Pittsburgh defenders and past Fleury.

Dupuis took advantage of a terrific feed by Crosby from behind the net to cut it to 4-2, and Neal brought Pittsburgh within a goal from a bad angle, glancing the puck off Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn’s skate and past Bryzgalov. Kennedy’s one-timer ended Bryzgalov’s night, and Kunitz, who got the Penguins on the board in the first, worked a 2-on-1 with Crosby for the go-ahead goal.

GAME  NOTEBOOK:
The Atlantic Division rivals have totaled 24 goals in three meetings this season. … Pittsburgh has scored 16 goals in winning three straight games. The Penguins have netted four or more in five of their last six contests. … Voracek has recorded multiple points in six of his last nine games.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Philadelphia
Chris Kunitz 3 Points Kimmo Timonen 3
Chris Kunitz 2 Goals Jakub Voracek 2
Sidney Crosby 3 Assists Kimmo Timonen 2
Chris Kunitz 1 Power Play Goals Jakub Voracek 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tomas Vokoun 1.000 Save Percentage Brian Boucher .833
Tomas Vokoun 14 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 12

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 22 5 1-3 2-4 12 27
Philadelphia 32 4 2-4 2-3 10 33

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Flyers have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Penguins have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .625 after a loss.