Penguins get off to fast start in win over Flyers
Oct 29, 2019
Seven players scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins rode a four-goal first period Tuesday to a 7-1 walloping of the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.
Dominik Kahun, Sidney Crosby and Dominik Simon each had a goal and two assists, and the Penguins also got goals from Justin Schultz, Jared McCann, Jake Guentzel and Zach Aston-Reese in winning their second straight game and seventh in their past 10.
Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray, coming off a shutout, gave up one goal on 30 shots.
Oskar Lindblom scored for the Flyers, who lost their second in a row.
Brian Elliott, the veteran backup goalie who started after young No. 1 Carter Hart got pulled in two of his past three starts, stopped 22 of 28 shots in two periods before he got pulled. Hart stopped eight of nine shots.
It was the first meeting of the season for the Metropolitan Division foes and longtime bitter rivals.
Schultz opened the scoring with his first goal of the season, a shot from the right point as Elliott was screened at 5:57 of the first.
McCann struck at 8:13 of the first on a one-timer off Kahun's centering pass to make it 2-0.
Pittsburgh made it three goals in a span of 2:49 when Simon converted a pass from Crosby, beating Elliott on his stick side. The assist gave Crosby 100 points in 68 career games against Philadelphia.
Simon returned the favor when he sent a cross-ice pass to Crosby, who waited for his opening and roofed a sharp-angle shot under the crossbar for a 4-0 lead at 14:02 of the first.
At 16:40 of the second, Guenztel picked up his team-leading seventh goal on a shot from the slot to boost it to 5-0.
Twenty seconds later, Aston-Reese redirected a shot from the left point by Jack Johnson past Elliott to make it 6-0.
Lindblom broke through for the Flyers, scoring from the inner edge of the right circle to make it 6-1 at 1:57 of the third.
Kahun closed out the scoring with 6.6 seconds left in regulation.
--Field Level Media