Penguins End Flyers Season with 8-5 win, Take Series 4-2

After a 4-2 win in Pittsburgh to send the series back to Philadelphia for a Game 6, the Flyers were defeated by an 8-5 score and lose the series 4 games to two.

With the Wells Fargo Center roaring, Sean Couturier got the game started off 2:15 into the opening period when he stole a Pittsburgh clearing attempt and buried his own rebound to give the Flyers an early 1-0 lead. Sidney Crosby tied it at the 6:30 mark and just 47 seconds later, Carl Hagelin gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead.

The Flyers had started strong and were able to regroup. At 15:48 Andrew MacDonald one timed an Ivan Provorov pass into the net to tie the game at two and send the teams into the first intermission deadlocked.

Like the first period, the second period was also even. Sean Couturier scored 40 seconds into the period, just after a penalty to Scott Laughton expired, to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead. Couturier’s goal came on a feed from Matt Read that sprung him on a breakaway.

Scott Laughton rifled a slap shot past Murray later to extend the lead to 4-2. However, the Flyers couldn’t hold the lead as the Penguins would rally to tie the game before the intermission.

Early in the third, Jake Guentzel made it 5-4 Penguins for their first lead of the day. With that goal the wheels completely came off for Philadelphia, Guentzel would tag the Flyers for 2 more goals getting to four on the game.

Flyers fans littered the ice with garbage and debris during the finals minutes after some missed calls by officials.

Sean Couturier completed the hat trick late before the Penguins hit the empty net as fans threw things on the ice to win the game 8-5 and series 4-2.

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