Kunitz’s Goal Lifts Pens Over Flyers, 2-1 In SO

PHILADELPHIA (KDKA/AP) — The Penguins picked up a road win, beating the Flyers, 2-1, in a shootout.

Philadelphia’s Mike Richards scored with just 42 seconds left in the first period to make it 1-0.

Tyler Kennedy tied it on a power play goal early in the second period with assists from Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang, to make it 1-1.

Both teams were held scoreless in the third period and overtime which forced a shootout.

Marc-Andre Fleury allowed just one goal in regulation and made 19 saves. In the shootout, he stopped shots from Ville Leino, Claude Giroux and Richards, but Danny Briere scored.

For the Pens, Alex Kovalev netted a goal on Sergei Bobrovsky before Kunitz buried one for the win in the fourth round of the shootout.

The Flyers played in their fourth straight shootout and reached overtime for the fifth time in six games. They have won only one of those games that needed extra time and are losing their grip on the Eastern Conference lead.

With the win, the Penguins are four points behind the Flyers for the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference lead.

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  1. C.S. HUGE FAN says:

    GOT TO LOVE THEM THEY HAVE DONE SO WELL THIS SEASON FOR HAVING SO MANY INJURIES!! LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE THEM TAKIE THE LEAD OF THE EASTERN CONFERENCE!!! THEY CAN DO IT HATS OFF TO THE WHOLE TEAM THEY ARE GREAT PLAYERS THEY DESERVE TO BE IN THE LEAD.

  2. Sal says:

    Now if they can only get that sissy Crosby back!

  3. jimmy says:

    Sal your right ,Cindy Crosby is a sissy. how can anybody watch this garbage

  4. Alan says:

    Sal and Jimmy, Have you ever had a concussion before. It’s ended careers of some great athletes. Sydney Crosby has more classs than either one of you.

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