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Windin it up: Pens beat Flyers 4-1

One minute into the game, Aaron Asham sen an innocent looking puck to the net and it hopped around and somehow eluded Marc-Andre Fleury.  But the Philadelphia Flyers would get no more by Fleury and the Pittsburgh Penuins rallied to get four goals and outpace the Flyers 4-1 in a matinee game.

Chris Kunitz got an important goal right before the end of the first period to get the Pens right back in it and then in the second period Pascal Dupuis and Matt Cooke scored within a minute to give the Penguins some breathing room.  In the third period, Ruslan Fedentenko closed the score on the PP converting a nice pass from Sidney Crosby.

  • For Crosby on the night it was 3 assists.  So that should = 1 goal, yes?  Does that count for his 46th on the season?  Sid also led the game with 6 shots on goal and won 55% of his faceoffs.
  • Ruslan Fedotenko had an efficient game: 1 goal, 1 assist in 11:24 played.  Getting him back on track and producing would be a huge factor for the post-season.
  • Hits and physical play, as always in a Pens/Flyers game was a big key.  30 hits for Philly (lead by Darroll Powe's 7), the Pens had 28 (Brooks Orpik and Craig Adams had 4).
  • Ian Laperriere, -3 in 11:34 of playing, going for the green jacket there buddy?
  • Fleury didn't exactly settle in, but he still didn't allow any more by.  No harm no foul, I suppose.

Short recap but a big win.  The Pens bounce back quickly tomorrow against the Toronto Maple Leafs.