What an effort!
The Philadelphia Flyers bounced back in a big way to take down the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2. Goals by Shayne Gostisbehere, Sean Couturier, Travis Konecny, Nolan Patrick, and Andrew MacDonald backed Brian Elliott’s 34-save effort in a 5-1 win!
Let’s get to it.
The Flyers got a few scoring chances early on in this one.
Travis Sanheim got a shot on net, but Matt Murray denied him.
Ivan Provorov was laying the body in the corner.
A great hit on Connor Sheary.
Patric Hornqvist threw a flying elbow at Brandon Manning, but there was no call.
Brian Elliott got beat, but the post saved him.
A shot then bounced up in the air, but Shayne Gostisbehere cleared it from danger.
He then led the rush with Ivan Provorov, but his shot hit Michael Raffl in front and bounced wide.
Elliott covered up a shot from the circle after it hit the post.
The Flyers headed to a late power play after this hit.
And they converted.
Gostisbehere’s shot got through to open the scoring!
A great shot and screen!
Patrick set up in front to screen Murray.
The Flyers led 1-0 after one period of play.
Sean Couturier got things started early in the second.
He threw a puck on net that bounced off of Jake Guentzel and in!
Dirty but good!
Nolan Patrick went awkwardly into the boards, but he would return.
Andrew MacDonald then made a nice defensive play to negate a wraparound chance.
The physicality was ramping up.
Kris Letang ran into Claude Giroux for a big incidental hit.
Travis Konecny took an unnecessary roughing minor, but the Flyers killed it off.
Jake Voracek tried to feed Giroux for a one-timer, but it was off the mark.
Sidney Crosby had a breakaway chance, but Elliott came up with a huge save!
The Penguins got another power play after this dive by Malkin.
They couldn’t convert.
Crosby ran out of mayo.
The Flyers led 2-0 after two periods of play.
They kept it up in the third period.
Travis Konecny scored a highlight-reel goal!
The speed and the hands to finish!
What a goal!
But they weren’t done there.
They got another power play, and converted again.
Are you not entertained?
The Penguins got it right back to make it 4-1 as Hornqvist beat Brandon Manning and Elliott.
Hornqvist then cheapshottted Patrick. He was playing dirty all night long.
He then got called for embellishment.
Andrew MacDonald made it 5-1
Flyers win 5-1!
(Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)
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