In case you live under a rock, the Flyers won by pouncing on the Pittsburgh Penguins and netting eight, yes eight, goals. They overcame yet another deficit to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. Just in case you do live under said rock, here is a quick recap.
- Sidney Crosby gave the Penguins the lead just 15 seconds into the game. Chris Kunitz made it 2-0 nine minutes later.
- Former Penguin Max Talbot scored shorthanded to cut the lead in half at 12:44 in the first.
- Paul Martin took Penguins into first intermission with a 3-1 lead.
Here’s when the fun started.
- Claude Giroux cut the lead back to one with a power-play goal then tied it up with a shorty six minutes later.
- That didn’t last long when Kunitz got his second of the night to give the Pens a 4-3 lead.
- In the final seconds of the second period, Sean Couturier tied the game at four with his first career playoff goal.
- Just over a minute into the third, the Penguins regained the lead yet again off of a Tyler Kennedy backhander but 17 seconds later Couturier scored his second to tie it at five.
It was all Flyers from this point on.
- Jaromir Jagr scored his first playoff goal with the Flyers to give the Flyers the lead for the first time the entire game.
- In the final two minutes of the game, both Cooters and Giroux got another goal to complete their hattricks.
- Giroux finished the night with six points, setting a franchise record.
The Flyers have gone up in a series 2-0 17 times and they have won every time. The series comes to Philadelphia Sunday for Game 3.
Knock Knock. 14 more to go.