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Monday, April 23, 2012

HOCKEY : Philly Flyers beat Pittsburgh Penguins in game six to wrap-up series

The Philadelphia Flyers advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins that wrapped up their Eastern Conference quarter-final series 4-2.
The Penguins had receovered from 0-3 down in the seires by winning the last two games needed a win to force a decisive seventh game, but Pittsburgh fell behind just 32 seconds into the game when Claude Giroux put the host Flyers up 1-0 with his sixth goal of the playoffs.
A power-play goal by Scott Hartnell 13 minutes later and Erik Gustafsson's first goal of the postseason in the second period put Philadelphia in control 3-0 up, much to the delight of the orange-clad fans roaring them on in Philadelphia.
The Penguins got on the board when Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal as the Flyers' Danny Briere responded 34 seconds later with a shot from the side of the net that ricocheted past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
The Flyers' Brayden Schenn capped the scoring when he put the puck into an empty net with eight seconds to play and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 31 of 32 shots on goal for the win.

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