Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Live Score Updates and Analysis
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-5 on Wednesday night in what was the most exciting game of the 2013 NHL season.
These two rivals combined for six goals in a thrilling third period that was played with the intensity of a Game 7 in the playoffs.
The Flyers took a 3-2 lead into the third period, and extended their lead to 5-3 before committing three penalties in a two-minute span that allowed the Penguins to have a prolonged power-play, including a lengthy 5-on-3 advantage.
Pittsburgh tied the game 5-5 with 3:03 left in the final period, but the Flyers bounced back quickly with a goal from Jakub Voracek 32 seconds later that completed his hat trick.
After a bad start to the season, Philadelphia is now tied for the eighth and final playoff spot (w/New York Rangers and Tampa Bay) in the Eastern Conference with 17 points (8-9-1). Pittsburgh is now fourth in the East with 22 points (11-6-0).
The Flyers' next game will be Thursday at home against the Florida Panthers. The Penguins will host the Panthers on Friday.
Matt Niskanen at 5:07 of 1st Period, assisted by Kris Letang
Evgeni Malkin at 7:15 of 1st Period (Power-Play), assisted by Paul Martin and James Neal
Nicklas Grossmann at 11:49 of 1st Period, assisted by Mike Knuble and Sean Couturier
Wayne Simmonds at 12:49 of 1st Period, assisted by Danny Briere
Jakub Voracek at 19:50 of 2nd Period (Power-Play), assisted by Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn
Jakub Voracek at 0:18 of 3rd Period, assisted by Claude Giroux and Braydon Coburn
Tyler Kennedy at 5:29 of 3rd Period, assisted by Paul Martin
Wayne Simmonds at 7:36 of 3rd Period, assisted by Maxime Talbot and Bruno Gervais
James Neal at 12:46 of 3rd Period (Power-Play), assisted by Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby
Brandon Sutter at 17:57 of 3rd Period, assisted by Paul Martin at Matt Cooke
Jakub Voracek at 18:29 of 3rd Period, assisted by Claude Giroux
3 Stars of the Game
1) Jakub Voracek: 3 goals
2) Wayne Simmonds: 2 goals, 1 assist (including a Gordie Howe hat trick)
3) Paul Martin: 3 assists
Video Highlights of Voracek's second goal and Neal's power-play goal.
Crosby: 27:00 ice time. Most in a regulation regular season game since Apr. 6th, 2010 vs Capitals— THE STATS GUY (@TH2NSTATSGUY) February 21, 2013
Jakub Voracek is the first Flyer with a hat trick in Pittsburgh against the Penguins since Bobby Clarke (Dec. 13th, 1980).— Daren Millard (@darenmillard) February 21, 2013
Crosby: -3 vs Flyers. Last time he was a -3 was Jan. 16th, 2010 vs Canucks.— THE STATS GUY (@TH2NSTATSGUY) February 21, 2013
Score: Flyers 6-5
Hits: 16-12 Flyers
PIM: Flyers 25-23
Power-Play: Flyers 1-for-6, Penguins 2-for-7
That game was exciting, but it won't be part of the goaltending exhibit at the Hall of Fame.— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) February 21, 2013
Did that game remind anyone of a certain first-round playoff series last spring? I hope the Penn teams meet again.— Tim Wharnsby (@WharnsbyCBC) February 21, 2013
Flyers win the most exciting game of the 2013 NHL season, defeat Penguins 6-5.
Score Update: Flyers 6, Penguins 5 (0:25 left in 3rd Period)
This game is insane.— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) February 21, 2013
Flyers take the lead as Voracek completes his hat trick! The last few minutes of this game have been the best hockey of the season.
Brandon Sutter scores on a wraparound and the Penguins have tied the game 5-5.
Per Elias, Voracek is first Flyer to score goals in 28-or-fewer seconds with each goal coming in a different period.— Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) February 21, 2013
If you don't like this game, you don't like hockey. Flyers kill last of multiple penalties. 5-4 with 3:30 left.— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) February 21, 2013
What an unbelievable game. You don't even have to be a hockey fan to enjoy watching this kind of exciting action.
Score Update: Flyers 5, Penguins 4 (2:45 left in 3rd Period)
Bryzgalov makes four huge saves on the Penguins power-play and we are finally at even strength.
Referee determines puck was kicked into the net. Penguins still have a 5v3 power-play for 25 seconds.
Score Update: Flyers 5, Penguins 4 (5:25 left in 3rd Period)
Penguins forward Chris Kunitz scores on the power-play but it appeared that he kicked the puck into the net. The referee is reviewing the play.
Talbot takes ANOTHER penalty and the Penguins power-play will go on for quite some time now. They still have a 5-on-3 advantage.
Score Update: Flyers 5, Penguins 4 (6:00 left in 3rd Period)
Penguins still have a 1:30 left on the 5-on-3 power-play.
James Neal scores and the Penguins now trail by one. Neal blasts a one-time shot from the slot past Bryzgalov.
It's his eighth power-play goal of the season, which leads the NHL.
Talbot breaks his stick and the Penguins essentially have a 5-on-2 power-play.
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