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On this date in Penguins history: A Philadelphia comeback

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In 2009, the Penguins clinched their victory in the first round against the Flyers with a comeback win.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Six Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Flashback to the spring of 2009. The Penguins had gone on a run to the Stanley Cup Final a year prior and were hoping to do the same this season.

In a first round Battle of Pennsylvania matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Penguins jumped out to a 2-0 series lead.

After splitting games in Philadelphia, the Penguins were looking to close out the series at home in Game 5, but that didn’t happen.

They took to the road to face the Flyers in a pivotal Game 6 at the then-named Wachovia Center.

A very poor start to the game left the Penguins trailing 3-0 and things weren’t looking good.

Looking to light a spark, Max Talbot decided to drop the gloves with Dan Carcillo, leading to the infamous “shhhh” moment.

Following the fight, the Penguins rallied fairly quickly with a scrappy goal from Ruslan Fedotenko and a slick tip-in from Mark Eaton.

Shortly before the end of the 2nd period, Sidney Crosby tied the game with a remarkable baseball-swing type goal right in front of Martin Biron.

The Penguins would pick back up at the start of the third period, getting the lead thanks to a Sergei Gonchar bomb shot on the power play. They would hang on to the 4-3 lead all through the third period before Sidney Crosby put the final nail in the coffin with an empty net goal.

The comeback win for the Penguins seemed to energize them more than anything, and it would be desperately needed for the battle ahead in the second round with the Washington Capitals.