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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.

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.