PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With a playoff atmosphere at the CONSOL Energy Center, the Pens missed a golden chance of reaching first place in the Atlantic Division, falling to the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2.
The Pens looked to be in good position after Tyler Kennedy scored his 19th goal of the season which gave them a 2-1 lead midway through the second period.
However, the Flyers went on to score the next four goals.
Scott Hartnell battled in front of the net to score a PPG to tie the game at 2-2. Then 47 seconds later, Claude Giroux whipped a wicked wrist shot past Fleury, which gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead.
The key part of the game came early in the third period. Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky made three key saves on Pascal Dupuis, Max Talbot and Kris Letang.
Minutes later, the Flyers iced the game when Ville Leino dribbled a puck past Fleury who wasn’t sharp Tuesday night.
Entering the game, the Flyers hadn’t scored more than three goals in their last seven games against the Penguins. Tonight, they scored five goals on their first 16 shots.
The Flyers won the season series against the Pens 4-2 and won all three games in Pittsburgh.