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Flyers Vs. Penguins: Jaromir Jagr Leads Philadelphia To 4-2 Win Over Pittsburgh

The Flyers defeated the Penguins 4-2 on Thursday night and were led by former Penguin Jaromir Jagr, who spurned Pittsburgh this summer to sign with Philadelphia. Jagr and linemate Claude Giroux were dominant for much of the night, as the former Penguin scored the game-winning goal early in the second period.

The Penguins cut the Flyer lead in half when Tyler Kennedy ripped one past Sergei Bobrovsky with a little over six minutes remaining. Evgeni Malkin, who was outworked by Giroux for much of the game, assisted Kennedy. The Penguins would have a great chance to tie it up when the Flyers were whistled for too many men on the ice with less than five minutes to play. Pittsburgh, however, was unable to capitalize on the power play advantage.

Jagr was not the only former Penguin to score, however, as Maxime Talbot would seal the Philly win with an empty net goal at the end of regulation. It was a tough home loss for the Pens, snapping a four game winning streak. They will look to bounce back on Saturday night in New Jersey against the Devils.

We'll have plenty more on this game in this StoryStream, but you can also check out the SB Nation Hockey Hub for more info. For a view from the other side of the ice, head over to Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly. And as always, for more on the Penguinscheck out Pensburgh.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.