Big hits, sticks swinging, gloves to the face, scrums after every whistle. Typical Penguins / Flyers hockey. Back and forth lead changes, penalties all over the place, trash talking, gestures flying. You name it, Pittsburgh versus Philly probably has it.
Matt Cooke gave the Pens an early lead but the Jaromir Jagr scored two goals 18 seconds apart to put the hometown team up 2-1, much to the delight of the Philadelphia faithful. Then in the second period, short-handed magic started for Pittsburgh. First Jordan Staal wristed a shot right at Ilya Bryzgalov's glove that somehow the goalie missed. Then Cooke scored the rare 3 on 5 goal when he blew past the tentative Kimmo Timonen and beat Mr. Universe to put the Pens back on top.
Right before the second ended, Deryk Engelland made a mistake, trying to turn right in front of his net with the puck. Eric Wellwood pounced on the gift and flipped in past Marc-Andre Fleury to send the game tied into the final period. The Pens decided it early with Dustin Jeffrey, Matt Cooke and James Neal all scoring in the first half of the period to skate away with a 6-4 win.