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Penguins Vs. Flyers: Philadelphia Has Two Goal Lead In Second Period

Mid way through the second period in Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh Penguins trail the Flyers 1-0 at Wells Fargo Center. Daniel Briere beat Marc-Andre Fleury seven minutes into the first period for the game's only goal. It was definitely a fluky goal, with Briere simply firing the puck from 40-plus feet. It then ricocheted off two Pens defensemen and past the Pens netminder for the lead. Philadelphia has applied constant pressure in the Pens' zone so far, rifling 15 shots on Fleury in the first period

Wayne Simmonds was credited with the assist on Briere's fluke, but in the second period, Simmonds would add his own goal. It came with just seconds remaining on the power play. Simmonds was fed by Jakub Voracek, who crossed the puck right in front of Fleury for the wide open tap-in goal. League points leader Claude Giroux set up the initial chance, threading the puck through the Pens defense to set up Voracek's feed.

It's a heated rivalry that features the Eastern Conference's top two points leaders. The Pens have 30 minutes to get back in it.

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