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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Flyers @ Penguins Recap by @ryannoble66

Last night the Penguins took on the Flyers at home.. We lost 2-1.. Can I go back to bed?

First Period

The first period was mostly the Penguins offence (seems to be a repeating theme....) Within the First 20 seconds Crosby made the Philly blueline look like it was their first day on the job carrying the puck in their end which resulted in a Kunitz goal that was called back because after the review they determined there was a kicking motion. I will be honest, and I am sure I am a fool for asking this but should it have been called back? No doubt that there was a kicking motion but TO ME it appeared to go off of his other foot. I wonder if on a similar play if he swung his hand and it deflected off his body it would be called back because of intent? Anyways...  They managed to out shot the Flyers 16-8. Ummm.... Brayden Scheen took a penalty... Um... 

Oh yeah, The flyers would opened the scoring when Brayden Schenn put a wrist shot behind Fleury at 16:02. And that would be the score heading into the second. 

Second Period

A much more even period. The Flyers had the upper hand 10-9 in shots.  6:59 seconds into the period Jay Rosehill took a Interference penalty against Craig Adams. Shortly before that penalty expired Sidney Crosby FINALLY scored a goal (I was excited as a Penguins fan and as a Fantasy Hockey guy who drafted Sid first overall) to tie the game 1-1.

17:10 into the period Pascal Dupius would get called for Slashing agains Claude Giroux. It appeared that Giroux's golf hand was hurt on the play but upon review that Giroux was practicing his John Cena impression triyng to over sell the slash. Both Bortuzzo and Hartnell also took penalties on the play so Pittsburgh would head to the Penalty Kill.

On the power play Schenn would score his second goal of the game which would also be the deciding goal. 

Third Period

Sean Couturier took a penalty for tripping Crosby was really the only notable thing in the period. The Penguins out shot the Flyers 6-3. That is about it... We lost to the Flyers which never feels good. 

Our next game is Friday when we host Nashville. The game is set to start just after 7. Lets hope we can turn things around and end this losing streak.


Here are a few funny pictures on 

I would probably hold my breath as well..
(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

All the ladies like Letang.
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)

Everything causes this guy to throw his body.                    (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)


  • The Flyers won 34 of 61 faceoffs. Crosby was %41 in the faceoff circle.. 
  • 10 giveaways... Yeah, we gave the puck away 10 times.. Assuming is right. I think they miscounted to be honest. (No, not all from Letang)
  • Pittsburgh was %25 on the Power Play (1 for 4)
  • I hated covering losing to the Flyers %100 of the time when writing this. 

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