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POSTGAME 5: Flyin High

Flyers end road trip on winning note with 6-2 win over the Penguins

by @NHLFlyers


The Flyers surrendered the first goal but rattled off six unanswered, including four in the third period, to walk away with a 6-2 win over the Penguins on Sunday.

The Penguins dominated the action early and got on the board first as a puck squeezed just past Steve Mason and Matt Cullen was able to poke it in, but the Flyers stuck with it and applied pressure late. After multiple scoring chances in the period, Jordan Weal eventually converted on a 2 on 1 by snapping a shot low glove to beat Matt Murray and tie it up at 1-1 after 20 minutes.

The Flyers kept their momentum in the second, playing a tight game and capitalizing on a scramble in front as Valtteri Filppula cashed in on a loose puck in front of the net, putting it under Murray. The Pens challenged for goaltender interference, but it was quickly upheld as a good goal and the Flyers went into the dressing room with a 2-1 lead after 2.

The third period was all Flyers. Dale Weise and Jakub Voracek added goals three and four, while Radko Gudas scored an empty-netter and Shayne Gostisbehere added a sixth goal late to cap off the victory. Mason stopped 25-27 shots en route to his 23rd victory of the year.

Video: PHI@PIT: Weise pots his own rebound to extend lead

Tonight's turning point came just a minute into the third period when Dale Weise's tally put the Flyers up by two goals. Any momentum the Pens tried to summon for a third period comeback was quickly erased as Weise slammed home a rebound off a great feed from Travis Konecny from the side of the net. The Flyers would score three more and cruise to a 6-2 win in Pittsburgh. 


1 - Jordan Weal: Kicked things off for the Flyers and added an assist for his second career multi-point game, giving him five goals and seven points in his last 13 contests.Video: PHI@PIT: Weal fires a nice wrist shot past Murray
2 - Shayne Gostisbehere: Recorded a goal and an assist and was a +3 while leading all players in the game with five shots on goal.

3 - Claude Giroux: Recorded two assists and a +2 rating to give him 10 points (2g-8a) in his last 11 games.


* With the win, the Flyers split the season series against the Pens… Pittsburgh won the first two meetings, outscoring the Flyers, 9-6, while the Flyers won the last two meetings, outscoring the Pens, 10-2.

* The Flyers scored six goals on the road against Pittsburgh for the first time since February 20, 2013 when they won 6-5. It was their largest margin of victory in a road game at Pittsburgh since March 31, 2003 when they beat the Penguins 6-1 at Mellon Arena.

* Six different Flyers scored goals, while 13 of the 18 skaters registered at least a point in the game.

* Jordan Weal and Travis Konecny lead the Flyers in goals in the month of March with four apiece.

* Dale Weise scored the third Flyers goal to give him points in two of his last three games, as well as four of his last seven contests.

* Sean Couturier went 74 percent on face-offs in the game, winning 14 of 19 draws, while Valtteri Filppula went 73 percent, winning eight of 11 draws.

* The Flyers now return home for a three-game homestand when they next face off against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday (7:00 p.m., TCN & 93.3 WMMR). 

5. THEY SAID ITVideo: Hear from Voracek following 6-2 win over PITVideo: Hear from coach Hakstol following 6-2 over PIT

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