The Philadelphia Flyers came into Consol Energy Center and beat a Penguins team that had not played since Saturday. It was a fairly quiet game. Considering that this is the Penguins and the Flyers we're talking about, it was extremely quiet.
Moments are random tonight b/c losing to the Flyers makes me irrational.
Disallowed Moment: We all know by now that if there were an NHL Award given out in Las Vegas for the most goals disallowed, Chris Kunitz would be like likely recipient by a landslide. Tonight, he had yet another one taken away. 'Taken away' is a bit too generous though, in the sense that he never should have had it.
The worst part of the whole situation was the loss of momentum. Sidney Crosby, in the opening moments of the game, streaked by Braydon Coburn, essentially turning him into a pylon. On the 3rd chance, following rebounds from Ray Emery, Kunitz channeled his inner soccer player and it was an obvious call of 'no goal.'
Zoned Out Moment: I am REALLY wondering what Robert Bortuzzo was thinking here.
This was coming back from a commercial break and his head shake, realizing he wasn't paying attention was priceless. Hysterical, and makes me laugh out loud.
Lapse in Focus Moment: While on the power play in the 2nd period, the Flyers just Sidney Crosby in front of the net and the Penguins made them pay.
Evgeni Malkin made the tight pass to the front of the net, where Crosby had to tap it home to tie the game. (note: the 'telestration' was part of the NBCSN graphic during the replay, not my graphics)
Embellishing Moment: Claude Giroux drew a penalty to put the Flyers on a 5-on-3 power play in the 2nd period.
Players naturally want to draw penalties to give their team an edge, but this one is pretty bad. I'm surprised he didn't get the extra penalty for embellishment. The Penguins killed the 5-on-3, but gave up a goal on the remaining PP time to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead, and ultimately the game-winning goal.
Un-GIFable Moment: Dan Bylsma being line matched by Craig Berube while on home ice is something you can not allow to happen. If it happens on the road, it's a 'whatever, it happens' kind of thing to me. But when it happens at home, that sucks.
Brayden Schenn had both goals for the Flyers.
Olli Maatta played almost 20:00.
Malkin was the best player on the ice. Nice setup on Crosby's goal. Dazzled at times with Neal.
The Pens seemed to miss the net on a LOT of shots, especially in the 3rd period.
Back to back games coming up this weekend vs. the Predators at home, followed by the Devils in New Jersey.