2012 NHL Playoffs: Flyers Eliminate Penguins In Game 6 With 5-1 Win

The Pens were eliminated from the NHL Playoffs with a 5-1 loss to the rival Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 6: Philadelphia Eliminates Pittsburgh With 5-1 Victory

The Philadelphia Flyers put an end to the Pittsburgh Penguins comeback attempt, defeating the Pens 5-1 in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.

The win was made possible courtesy of a stellar defensive effort from the Flyers. Although the Penguins outshot the Flyers 31-23, it would be the Flyers doing the dirty work necessary to win as evident by the 40-14 advantage in blocked shots.

Although the team that scored first in games 1 through 5 ended up losing, the Flyers made sure the trend ended in Game 6. The Flyers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period thanks to goals by Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.

Claude Giroux also added two assists on the afternoon, bringing his point total for the series to 14 points, a Flyers record.

In the second period, the Flyers pushed their lead to 3-0 before James Neal finally got the Penguins on the board to cut the deficit to 3-1. The Flyers would not let the Penguins get any closer the rest of the way, pulling ahead 4-1 in the second and using a strong defensive effort the rest of the way for the victory.

Brayden Schenn added an empty net goal

The loss brings a disappointing end to a 51-win regular season for the Penguins. Pittsburgh has been knocked out of the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year.

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2012 NHL Playoffs, Penguins Vs. Flyers Game 3: Pittsburgh Embarassed In 8-4 Loss

The Pittsburgh Penguins hit rock bottom Sunday afternoon, and are now on the brink of their second consecutive exit in the first round of the playoffs, suffering an 8-4 loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers Sunday.

The Penguins were keeping things close, trailing 3-2 after one period, and 6-4 after two, however the lack of defensive play kept the Penguins from making a comeback. The Flyers added goals by Claude Giroux and Maxim Talbot to add exclamation points to the victory.

The Penguins were able to outshoot the Flyers 35-34, but Philadelphia took advantage of their opportunities more, making the Pittsburgh defense look silly at times.

Marc-Andre Fleury continued to struggle mightily, allowing 6 goals on 28 shots faced. He was replaced at the start of the third period by Brent Johnson, who didn't fare much better.

The contest was marred by constant fighting, resulting in not one, but two full-fledged brawls. All in all, 148 penalty minutes were dished out in the game.

The Flyers hold a commanding 3-0 series lead and are one win away from eliminating the Penguins. Game 4 is will be played Wednesday in Philadelphia. Face off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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VIDEO: Penguins Vs. Flyers Brawl Round 2

The third period of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers game was going smoothly until this hit by James Neal caused tensions to spill over again.

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What happened as a result? The video speaks for itself.

The fight resulted in ejections and an instigation penalty, which could lead to league discipline against head coach Dan Bylsma. When the dust settled, the two teams played the final five minutes, with the Flyers winning 8-4 and taking a 3-0 lead in the series.

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Penguins Vs. Flyers: Emotions Run High In First Period, Philadelphia Leads 3-2

The Philadelphia Flyers had no problem continuing their dominance over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the beginning of Game 3, as they hold a 3-2 lead after one period.

For the third straight game, the Penguins were able to get an early goal when Jordan Staal scored his first goal of the playoffs.

The Flyers then seized control of the game, when Max Talbot was able to squeak a rebound past Marc-Andre Fleury to tie the game. The Flyers then quickly added two more goals, both from Danny Briere.

The Penguins answered when James Neal scored his first goal of the playoffs at 15:37.

The Flyers answered yet again when just 23 seconds later Matt Read made it 4-2.

Emotions have run high, with the Pens showing frustration. Kris Letang and Kimmo Timonen being ejected for their fighting. Arron Asham was also ejected for a high cross check. A total of 72 penalty minutes were dished out in the first period. You can check out video of the antics HERE.

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VIDEO: Penguins-Flyers Fight And Arron Asham-Brayden Schenn Hit

It was a matter of time before emotions spilled over in the series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. In the first period of Game 3, an obviously frustrated Penguins team began to take it out on their opposition including this brawl that saw Kris Letang and Kimmo Timonen ejected and sent Sidney Crosby to the box for five minutes.

The Penguins didn't help matters when Arron Asham laid this illegal cross-check and punch on a helpless Brayden Schenn.

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A total of 72 penalty minutes were dished out in the first period alone.

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. And don't forget to check out SB Nation on YouTube:

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