NHL Game Summary - Philadelphia at Pittsburgh|
(Friday, October 29th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Claude Giroux scored twice as the
Philadelphia Flyers downed the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, at CONSOL Energy
Daniel Carcillo scored the other goal for the Flyers, who won consecutive
games for the first time this season. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots in the
Kris Letang had a goal and an assist while Tyler Kennedy scored the other for
the Penguins, who have dropped three straight. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21
shots in the loss.
The first four minutes of the game saw a pair of fights and 32 penalty minutes
handed out, but the first goal didn't occur till 8:12 in.
Evgeni Malkin received a pass at the top of the left circle and slid it down
to the right side for a wide-open Letang, who redirected the puck past
Bobrovsky for a 1-0 lead.
Philly tied the game 5:20 into the second period while shorthanded. Mike
Richards skated into the Pittsburgh zone, but the defender swept the puck away
from him. Richards caught up to the loose puck along the left boards and
passed out to the slot for Giroux, who shifted to the backhand and lifted the
puck over Fleury.
"[Richards] made a nice play. That was all him," recalled Giroux. "He sees the
ice really well. The pass was right on my tape and I was able to beat
With 6:26 to play in the second, the Flyers went up. Matt Carle held the puck
at the left point and sent a simple shot on net. From in front, Carcillo got
his stick on it and redirected it past Fleury for a 2-1 lead.
Pittsburgh got a power play 6:23 into the third when Jody Shelley was called
for interference, but nothing came of it as the Flyers stymied the Penguins
With 9:17 to play, Philly got an insurance goal on the power play when Giroux
slammed the puck home from the left side during a scrum in front for his sixth
goal of the year.
Pittsburgh got Fleury out of the net later for the extra attacker and made it
a one-goal game as Sidney Crosby sent a hard backhand pass from the right
circle to the left where Kennedy one-timed it home with 44.6 seconds left.
The Pens, though, were unable to net the equalizer as the Flyers hung on for
"We didn't give ourselves a good chance by the way we executed," Crosby said.
Pittsburgh starts a four-game road trip in Carolina on Saturday...The Flyers
host the Islanders on Saturday...The road team has won all three games in the
series this season...Philly, which opened its season with a 3-2 win in
Pittsburgh on October 7, has won consecutive games in Pittsburgh for the first
time since taking three in a row from November 19, 2005-January 21,
2006...Pittsburgh which went 0-for-6 on the power play, is 0-for-20 on the man
advantage over its last four games...Philly went 1-for-5 on the power
play...Giroux leads the NHL with three shorthanded goals.
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