Gamewrap: Flyers 3, Penguins 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Penguins lost Sidney Crosby, then lost first place in the East.
Led by an offense than can rally from a three-goal deficit to win one night then storm to a three-goal lead the next, the Flyers are now the ones rolling atop the conference.
Danny Briere, Wayne Simmonds and Scott Hartnell each scored to lift the first-place Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Crosby-less Penguins on Thursday night.
The win gave the Flyers 37 points – enough to leapfrog Florida and the Penguins (36 points) and prove an offseason of major change is paying off.
“We had a good start to the season and now we just keep on winning games,” said Flyers star Claude Giroux.
Crosby missed the first of two games as a precaution following a collision with teammate Chris Kunitz in Monday night’s loss to Boston. Doctors told Crosby there was no indication he sustained another concussion. The 24-year-old was sidelined for more than 10 months this year because of concussion-like symptoms. He could skate on Friday.
James Neal and Evgeni Malkin scored for Pittsburgh, who surely could have used Crosby and his game-changing playmaking. Continue reading recap