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The Pittsburgh Penguins met the Philadelphia Flyers last night for game two of their three-game series. And almost right off the bat, the Penguins looked destined to repeat their successes from Tuesday’s 5-2 victory. Three goals in the span of nearly two minutes propelled the Pens to a 3-0 lead. But as the game went on, the Flyers climbed all the way back to win the game 4-3. It was not fun. [Recap]
Before the game, however, the Penguins received a bit of good news, as captain Sidney Crosby and assistant coach Todd Reirden were taken off the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list. [PensBurgh]
The Penguins’ social media team is usually regarded as one of the better operations around the league. However, the team found itself in some hot water after a doctored photo was published that showed every fan in the shot properly wearing their facemasks, while the original, unaltered picture tells a different story. [Post-Gazette]
News and notes from around the NHL...
Walter Gretzky, the father of Wayne Gretzky, has passed away at the age of 82. [ESPN]
The Calgary Flames made a coaching change late last night, firing Geoff Ward and replacing him with longtime bench boss and two-time Stanley Cup winner, Darryl Sutter. This marks Sutter’s second stint with the Flames after leaving the franchise in 2010. [Matchsticks And Gasoline]