Philadelphia Flyers beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-2
The final meeting of the season between these two rivals went as planned for the Philadelphia Flyers.
The game started slowly for the Philadelphia Flyers, as they allowed an early power play goal against in the first five minutes of play.
The Flyers, however, kept pushing and gained momentum following a Brandon Manning, Cameron Gaunce fight.
Jordan Weal got the orange and black on the broad with 55 seconds left in the 1st period. The goal was the rookie’s fifth goal in 17 games.
Philadelphia came out firing to start the second period. Valtteri Filppula gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead by knocking home a Jordan Weal rebound. The point was his second goal in a Flyers jersey since the March 1st trade.
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Dale Wiese then gave his club a two-goal lead a minute into the third period by scoring with a net-front drive. In the last two weeks, Wiese is looking like the player Ron Hextall wanted when he signed the right-winger this summer.
Philadelphia didn’t let off the gas pedal. Jake Voracek added his 19th of the season, giving Philadelphia a three goal lead. Pittsburgh Patrick Hornqvist answered back with his own 19th of the season, reducing the Flyer’s lead to just two goals.
Radko Gudas put the hockey game to bed, scoring into an empty cage, with 2.27 left to restore a three goal Philadelphia lead.
Shayne Gostisbehere added insult to injury. When he scored his 7th of the year by hammering a point shot past Matt Murray for a 6-2 Flyers win.
Though it would take a tiny miracle to make the postseason, it’s always nice to beat archrival Pittsburgh Penguins, especially on their home ice. The Flyers’ record in the Consol Energy Center is 12-3-1 since the Penguins opened their new arena in 2010. The season series is over. We’ll see you next year Pittsburgh.