Here we go again.
The Philadelphia Flyers had their chances, but they couldn’t keep up with the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 5-2 loss at home.
Let’s get to it.
Mychal Kendricks was between the benches with Pierre McGuire.
Claude Giroux got the boys going early on.
The top line had an early chance, but it didn’t go.
Michael Raffl then sprung Scott Laughton with a great pass.
Jake Voracek fed Brandon Manning for a chance.
The Flyers had their chances, but they just couldn’t convert.
Then Jori Lehtera was called for holding.
A bit of an iffy call.
Then Robert Hägg was called for boarding.
Looks like a clean hit to me.
Lehtera worked hard to draw a penalty while on the penalty kill.
Then Michael Raffl did the same thing in the offensive zone.
Wayne Simmonds was in his office trying to tip Shayne Gostisbehere’s shot in.
The Flyers killed off their first three penalties, but then Oskar Lindblom took a high-sticking penalty.
and the Penguins converted.
The Flyers trailed 1-0 after one period of play.
Gostisbehere had a great chance early in the second, but it rung off iron.
Then the Flyers finally scored.
Nolan Patrick crashed the net after a great defensive play and Voracek’s pass went in!
Travis Konecny then made a great move to set up Giroux, but he missed wide.
Konecny made sure this one went in, though.
What a fantastic effort in front.
Oskar Lindblom came inches from his first goal (yet again) with a great play in front.
Then the Penguins came back.
Jamie Oleksiak’s shot found twine through traffic.
Then Connor Sheary put home a rebound on a 2-on-1 to make it a 3-2 game.
Petr Mrazek made a big save on Evgeni Malkin.
But he couldn’t stop this one after an odd bounce.
Right off of Brandon Manning’s skate to Sheary for a 4-2 lead.
The Flyers trailed 4-2 after two periods of play.
They had some chances in the third period, but couldn’t get another one into the back of the net.
Evgeni Malkin sealed the win with an empty-net goal.
But it wouldn’t be Flyers-Penguins without some physicality.
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