Coming off a 5-1 win in Pittsburgh in Game 2 to even the series at 1, the Flyers looked to take that momentum in their first playoff home game since 2016. Instead, after dominating the shot attempt battle in the first period, the Flyers gave into frustration and dropped a the decision in Game 3 to the Penguins by a score of 5-1.
The Penguins got on the board early after Sidney Crosby beat Brian Elliott on a wrap around. The Flyers took a possession advantage of 29-11 in attempted shots to the first intermission.
Then in the second, the wheels came off for the Flyers. The Penguins scored 3 goals in the first seven minutes of the period to make the game 4-0. The last two goals came 5 seconds apart.
Travis Sanheim scored his first career postseason goal later in the period to get the Flyers on the board.
Early in the third, the Penguins scored their third powerplay goal of the game to make it 5-1.
Despite a couple of late powerplays, the Flyers had nothing else to show for the game.
Game 4 is Wednesday, at the Wells Fargo Center, the Flyers trail the series 2-1.