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Flyers Vs. Penguins, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 6: Philadelphia Holds 4-1 Lead After Two Periods

The Philadelphia Flyers appear to have finally put a stranglehold on the Pittsburgh Penguins, as they now hold a 4-1 lead after two periods in Game 6.

The Flyers, who led 2-0 after one period, saw their lead grow to 3-0 with another early goal when Erik Gustafsson ripped a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury at the 5:25 mark of the period.

The Penguins finally had an answer when Evgeni Malkin scored a crucial power play goal at the 8:34 mark.

But just as they have all series, the Flyers had a quick answer, as this Danny Briere goal just 1:26 later gave the Flyers the momentum back, and a 4-1 lead.

The Penguins, on the brink of elimination, have looked lost in the defensive end all afternoon. Although the Flyers have outshot the Penguins by only a slim margin of 20-19, the Penguins have never been able to get into a rhythm in the attacking zone.

For more news and analysis on the Pittsburgh Penguins, make sure to visit PensBurgh. For more on the Flyers, head on over to Broad Street Hockey.

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