Meanwhile, it's always been the case. The Flyers let their emotions get the best of them.
Hartnell takes a retarded cross-check penalty. But was it the heat of the moment?
Or payback for when Gonch ruined him in teh playoffs last year?
First play of the PP, Timonen fires one at Malkin. Penalty.
Biggest 5-on-3 of this blog's existence.
Jordan Staal makes a great play to keep it in the Flyers zone, but Mike Richards does a swan dive. Even Bob Errey calls it the gayest dive since Greg Louganis, sans the "gay" part, because Errey is an adult and has a career.
Everything aside, Staal must be leading the league in "times you have jobbed your own team's 5-on-3."
After both teams crapped all over the ice on their power plays, it was Philly, all the time. Palindrome backhands one amidst some commotion. 1-0.
The rest of the period, Fleury atoned for that goal. He made some big saves.
The Pens flirted with getting a scoring chance, but no dice.
Cote and Godard fought.
Not the best period, but we'll take it.
Crosby came out in the second all business. What a shot. 1-1.
The Pens had Philly running for the next 5 minutes.
TK gets blasted by a joke, and the Pens get a PP.
Gonchar gets under center and gets the job done.
Sykora and Malkin may have both deflected it. 2-1.
In the second half of the period, Crosby leads a rush.
Dupuis goes offside. Or he doesn't. Doesn't matter.
Fedotenko one-times it. 3-1.
Bylsma's first two-goal lead on the road. Would he start playing not to lose, like he said Therrien always did? Or would the Pens start putting some nails in? If we typed these insightful sentences all the time, we would kill ourselves.
The Pens PK was put to the test right after that Tenko goal.
Malkin goes off for 4 minutes. Are you kidding?
Richards picks off a Whitney pass and has an hour-long breakaway.
As expected, the Flyers got momentum from that. Out of nowhere, they were all business, and they put another one home.
It was bad times. A promising game goes to hell.
Maybe we're in love with Gonchar, and we don't know it. But he's Mr. Third Period. He makes the play to get the Pens forwards flying into the Philly zone.
- French Toast.
- Next game is in like six minutes.
- Four points out of the playoffs.
- PPG place ain't no joke.
- Apparently there was a fan brawl at one point during the game. If anyone has pics/ or knows what happened. Hit us up.