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 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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