Matt Cullen returns to the lineup after missing a few with a lower-body injury and Mark Streit is able to play after an injury last game.
Welcome back to the lineup, Cullen and Streit! pic.twitter.com/h54AQAd0GB— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 15, 2017
Not too much going on early on, Sidney Crosby takes a penalty which judging by the crowd reaction is the most satisfying thing to happen at a Flyers game this season. Nothing comes of it on the ensuing power play largely thanks to Cullen asserting dominance and playing keep-away on the whole Philly power play.
Both teams get a power play and do nothing with it, late in the first Matt Murray robs Brayden Schenn from point-blank range in front to send the game into intermission at 0-0.
Matthew "Brickwall" Murray pic.twitter.com/zvbSan2zwE— Evgeni Malkin's Ego (@EvgeniMaIkinEgo) March 16, 2017
Shots 8-7 in favor of Pittsburgh.
Poor play by Pittsburgh leads to the first goal of the game for Philly, Ian Cole turns the puck over with a bad up-ice pass and the Flyers convert on a rebound.
Couturi-yay! #PITvsPHI pic.twitter.com/LabmSCJSS2— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 16, 2017
Cole's poor 2nd period continues when he takes a penalty and Philly scores on the impending power play with Wayne Simmonds making a nice jump/turn move to find a rebound and smack it home. 2-0 bad guys.
#ChooChoo #PITvsPHI pic.twitter.com/3xu6qYUiJ6— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 16, 2017
To make matters worse, Murray gets kneed in the head by a jumping Flyer player in his crease. They stop play to check him out but he stays in the game.
GIF: Murray takes a knee to the head. pic.twitter.com/dbMhfo2ddM— Benstonium (@Benstonium) March 16, 2017
Not too much good happens, Ron Hainsey doesn't come out for the start of the period so the misfortune of finishing a game with a full 18 skaters continues.
Claude Giroux scored and then Dale Weise gets a crazy one late. Meh
- 3-1-1 on the road trip isn't bad but the boys sure didn't have much for legs tonight with the 5th game in 8 days and all the injuries. Sucks to suck but so it goes.
- Abbreviated recap on the account that there isn't too much to comment on, just a flat game and it's the final episode of Workaholics which is a better usage of time.
Until next time on Friday night where the Penguins finally get a home game!