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Guentzel, Couturier get dueling playoff hat tricks for Penguins, Flyers

Seventh set of players on opposing teams to score three goals in same game

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Jake Guentzel of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sean Couturier of the Philadelphia Flyers became the seventh set of players on opposing teams to have a hat trick in the same Stanley Cup Playoff game on Sunday. Guentzel scored four consecutive goals and Couturier scored once in each period during Pittsburgh's 8-5 victory in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Wells Fargo Center.

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Penguins continue to thrive on adversity during playoffs

Two-time defending champions showed grit, resilience in Game 6 win that eliminated Flyers

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- Evgeni Malkin, one of their star forwards, was out. It was a tougher-than-usual game for goalie Matt Murray. They were on the road, in a hostile environment, playing a team in a must-win situation and trailing by two goals midway through the second period, when they were down to 11 forwards.

A lesser team would have folded. The Pittsburgh Penguins are not a lesser team.

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Flyers hurt by key injuries in first-round loss to Penguins

Couturier, Provorov at less than full strength, special-teams struggles costly

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The Philadelphia Flyers managed to deal with adversity all season, but their final task was too much to overcome.

The Flyers made the Stanley Cup Playoffs despite a 10-game losing streak (0-5-5) from Nov. 11-Dec. 2, winning their final two games of the regular season to clinch a postseason berth. They fell behind 3-1 in the Eastern Conference First Round against the Pittsburgh Penguins before winning 4-2 in Game 5 to force Game 6, which they lost 8-5 on Sunday.

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Penguins boosted by Crosby, Guentzel in first round against Flyers

Forwards, penalty kill help Pittsburgh advance

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins were a mixed bag in the Eastern Conference First Round against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Guentzel stepping up again for Penguins in playoffs

Scored four goals in Game 6 to help eliminate Flyers

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- Jake Guentzel better get used to wearing the playoff guy label.

The 23-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins forward has certainly earned it.

"He's one of those guys that has it," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "He has the ability to play his best when the stakes are the highest."

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Couturier gets hat trick for Flyers in Game 6 vs. Penguins with torn MCL

Forward has five points; defenseman Provorov also plays through injury

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Ivan Provorov summed up the sacrifice sometimes needed in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in one sentence.

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Penguins eliminate Flyers in Game 6 behind four goals from Guentzel

Pittsburgh will play Capitals or Blue Jackets in second round

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Jake Guentzel scored four goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the Eastern Conference Second Round with an 8-5 win against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 of the first round at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday.

The Penguins, who won their ninth straight series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, will play the Washington Capitals or Columbus Blue Jackets next. The Capitals lead the series 3-2.

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5 Keys: Penguins at Flyers, Game 6

Pittsburgh without Malkin but Hornqvist returns; Flyers try to stay alive

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PENGUINS at FLYERS

3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVAS

Pittsburgh leads best-of-7 series 3-2

 

PHILADELPHIA -- The Pittsburgh Penguins will have a second chance to close the Eastern Conference First Round with a win in Game 6 against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday.

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Penguins need faster start in Game 6 against Flyers

Must match Philadelphia's sense of urgency from puck drop in possible series clincher

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are saying all the right things entering Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVAS).

After practice Saturday, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and several of his teammates stressed the importance of urgency with Pittsburgh leading 3-2 in the best-of-7 series. They said the fourth win in a series is always the hardest to get and they know they'll have to match the Flyers' desperation.

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Penguins hope Malkin, Hornqvist ready for Game 6 against Flyers

Forwards would provide power-play boost in potential series clincher

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist will be game-time decisions for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVAS).

When asked about the availability of the two forwards, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said, "All players are game-time decisions." When asked about Malkin a second time, Sullivan reiterated that all players would be game-time decisions.

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