Flyers Vs. Penguins: Philadelphia Completes Comeback in The Third; Take 2-0 Series Lead
Following another crazy 20 minutes of play, the Philadelphia Flyers have defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals by a score of 8-5.
The third period opened just as quickly as the first period before it, with a goal in the opening moments by the Penguins. Shortly after the one-minute mark, Tyler Kennedy scored to regain the lead in the Penguins favor for the third time in the game.
With the contest in doubt once again for Philadelphia, it was the heroics of Sean Couturier once again that brought the game even. After evening the score with two seconds remaining in the second, it was Couturier striking quickly once again, this time 17 seconds after the Kennedy goal to tie the contest for a second time in under two minutes of game time.
Eight minutes later, Jaromir Jagr scored to give the Flyers their first lead of the series.
After holding off the penguins for close to ten minutes, Couturier scored again to complete the hat trick and cement the Flyers victory.
But Couturier wasn;t the only Flyer to register a hat trick. With the Pittsburgh goal empty, Claude Giroux completed a hat trick of his own in addition to compiling an astonishing six-point night.
The Flyers have now overcome four separate deficits over the course of the two game series and will be taking a 2-0 lead heading back to Philadelphia for Game 3 on Sunday.
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