It’s been a fun season.
The Philadelphia Flyers extended the series to six games, and battled hard on Sunday afternoon, but ultimately dropped an 8-5 decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
It was a career game for Sean Couturier, who had a hat trick and five points total, and the game was a lot closer than the score showed. The Flyers lost Game 6, 8-5, to lose the series in six games.
Let’s get to it.
Claude Giroux was gearing up for an important Game 6.
Lauren Hart started us off with God Bless America.
And the Flyers got going.
Sean Couturier finished off a cycle with a goal to open the scoring!
He started the play in the defensive zone, and finished it off with a goal.
Hugs all around!
But then Sidney Crosby found a rebound to make it 1-1.
And Carl Hagelin scored 47 seconds later to make it 2-1.
Here we go again.
Then the third line got cycling again.
Ivan Provorov passed the puck over to Andrew MacDonald, who blasted one past Matt Murray!
A great cycle and goal!
Michal Neuvirth came up with a huge save late in the period to keep the game tied.
The Flyers and Penguins were tied at 2 after one period of play.
Sean Couturier got things going again early in the second period with a gorgeous goal.
What a move!
The physicality continued to pick up.
Wayne Simmonds ran over Patric Hornqvist
Provorov negated Crosby with ease.
Even Dale Weise was getting in on the action!
Kris Letang crosschecked Giroux, but there was no call.
He was pissed.
But Giroux got the Penguins back with a huge hit of his own.
He laid out Carl Hagelin with a clean hit.
One more time in slow motion.
Then Couturier sent a perfect pass to Scott Laughton, who beat Murray!
A great pass and goal!
And the Penguins got it right back after a turnover.
Conor Sheary and Travis Konecny picked up matching minors.
Sheary, however, didn’t remember hitting Konecny while he was down.
Then the Penguins tied it back up as a shot trickled through.
Radko Gudas tried to stickhandle, but lost the puck behind the net leading to the goal.
The Flyers and Penguins were tied at 4 after two periods of play.
The Penguins quickly made it 5-4 after a turnover.
Guentzel then interfered with Jake Voracek, who was somehow called for embellishment.
Letang crosschecked Couturier into the net, earning himself a penalty.
But the Flyers couldn’t convert on a 4-on-3 power play.
Then the wheels fell off.
Letang tripped Couturier and Guentzel scored moments later.
There was no call on this trip.
And Guentzel scored moments later for his 4th of the game and a 7-4 lead.
The Flyers pulled their goalie, and Couturier completed the hat trick.
His 5th point of the game.
But Bryan Rust scored on the empty net to make it 8-5.
One more missed call for good measure.
The Flyers lost, ending their season.
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