VOORHEES, N.J. --
Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the Flyers and Penguins stood out because it was the first one that felt like a real playoff game.
After combining to average more than 11 goals per game in the first four games, Game 5 featured just five goals and 49 shots in the Penguins' 3-2 victory.
Despite losing, however, the Flyers were happy with the pace of the game, saying they preferred a low-scoring game to a track meet.
"They have some offensive players that can score a lot of goals," Claude Giroux
said. "Anytime the score can be lower that's good for us."
"I like these low-scoring games that are tight and every play means a lot," Scott Hartnell
Coach Peter Laviolette
, thought, said the final score in Game 6 on Sunday (Noon ET, NBC, TSN) was inconsequential.
"We need to win a game," he said. "If its 8-5, it's 8-5. If it's 1-0, it's 1-0. I don't really care how we win. I want to win a game. We want to limit the amount of chances we give them, that's part of it, but if we score eight goals, 10 goals, 20 goals, I don't care. We need to win a hockey game. It's irrelevant how it happens."
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