Penguins Knock Off Flyers 4-2

The Penguins ended their regular season with a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at home on Saturday. The Penguins will now get ready for the NHL Playoffs.

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2012 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins Take On Philadelphia Flyers

The 2012 Eastern Conference playoffs have finally arrived, and the hockey gods have delivered a dream matchup in round one, pitting the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Philadelphia Flyers. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia met twice in the last week of the regular season, with the game seven days ago ending in a brawl and both coaches looking to go at each other.

Saturday's 4-2 Pittsburgh victory in the season finale for both teams saw Penguins star Evgeni Malkin net his 50th goal of the season, becoming just the ninth Pittsburgh player to score 50 goals in a season. Malkin ended the year tops in the league with 109 points.

Pittsburgh earned the No. 4 seed in the East, and will have home-ice advantage against the No. 5 seed Flyers.

For all the latest news and analysis on the Penguins, visit PensBurgh. If you are a Flyers fan, make sure to stop by Broad Street Hockey. Still not enough hockey for you? Make sure to visit the SB Nation NHL Hub page for all the latest news on every team in the NHL down the stretch run and on the road to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins Final Score: Pittsburgh Pulls Away To 4-2 Win

The Pittsburgh Penguins led the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 after the first two periods of play, as the two teams traded goals early. The Penguins pulled away in the second half when Sidney Crosby picked up his eighth goal of the season to give the Penguins the 3-2 lead in the second period.

Evgeni Malkin added an insurance goal before the end of the second period to give the Penguins the 4-2 lead. Pittsburgh was able to hold off the Flyers rally in the third period and things got a bit chippy as Jody Shelley picked up a 10-minute misconduct penalty just two-minutes into the final period.

For all the latest news and analysis on the Penguins, visit PensBurgh. If you are a Flyers fan, make sure to stop by Broad Street Hockey. Still not enough hockey for you? Make sure to visit the SB Nation NHL Hub page for all the latest news on every team in the NHL down the stretch run and on the road to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins Score Update: Pittsburgh Leads 4-2 Heading Into Third Period

The matchup between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins doesn't have much on the line as far as playoff implications, but it is a preview of a potential NHL playoff matchup. Through the first two periods of play, the Penguins hold a 4-2 lead over the Flyers at home. Pascal Dupuis struck first for the Penguins, with a goal assisted by Arron Asham and Jordan Staal to give Pittsburgh the early lead. The Flyers quickly answered with a goal by Brayden Schenn to tie it.

In the second period, the Penguins picked up another goal to give Pittsburgh a 2-1 goal, this time by Chris Kunitz. Once again the Flyers quickly answered with a goal by Jaromir Jagr on a powerplay to tie the game. After that though, it was all Pittsburgh as Sidney Crosby picked up a powerplay goal to give the Penguins the lead, followed by an Evgeni Malkin goal to push their lead to 4-2 heading into the third period.

For all the latest news and analysis on the Penguins, visit PensBurgh. If you are a Flyers fan, make sure to stop by Broad Street Hockey. Still not enough hockey for you? Make sure to visit the SB Nation NHL Hub page for all the latest news on every team in the NHL down the stretch run and on the road to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins: Playoff Preview As Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Square Off On Saturday

The Pittsburgh Penguins (50-25-6, 106 points) and Philadelphia Flyers (47-25-9, 103 points) square off in a regular season finale that will serve as an Eastern Conference playoff preview.

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