Pens fall to Flyers

13.12.08 Posted by BGBer514

The Penguins lost to the Flyers Saturday 6-3. The Special teams were the clear difference in this game, as the Flyers won their fourth straight game. The Penguins gave up four power-play goals and scored only one of their own, after the game was already pretty much decided. The Pens were also outshot 27-26, only the sixth time they've been outshot in the last 19 games.

The game started with an unusually high number of power-plays on both sides. Leaving the Pens no chance to get any kind of rhythm in 5-on-5 play, which was clearly a major advantage for the Flyers.

Scoring for the Pens were Jordan Staal, Ruslan Fedotenko, and Eric Godard scored his first of the year. For the Flyers, it was Joffrey Lupul, Mike Richards, Scott Hartnell, Jeff Carter, and Mike Knuble had two.

Evgeni Malkin added an assist and increased his league lead to 49 points on the season. Malkin is also still leading the league with 37 assists. Sidney Crosby was held scoreless, but is still second, only to Malkin, in the league in points (44) and assists (31). Jordan Staal has five points in the last five games, three in the last 2, with his second period goal. Ruslan Fedotenko scored the Pens' power-play goal and recorded an assist, giving him seven points in his last six games. For Godard, it was his first goal as a Penguin and his first of the season.

The Pens will have a short break before they try to bounce back against The Atlanta Thrashers, Thursday December 18.
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2 Response to "Pens fall to Flyers"

  1. Lori Said,

    They need a break. I'm excited for them to play the leafs.

    Posted on 12/14/08, 12:20 PM

  2. Anonymous Said,

    this is the toughest stretch of the season

    Posted on 12/14/08, 3:07 PM


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