April 11th, 2012
The Penguins got their home crowd involved early when Sidney Crosby netted a backhand goal over Ilya Bryzgalov's shoulder while falling down just 3:43 into the game. Pittsburgh extended their lead just four minutes later when Tyler Kennedy beat Bryzgalov to put the Penguins up 2-0 just 7:49 into the game.
Pittsburgh closed a strong opening period when Steve Sullivan's nice pass found Pascal Dupuis and he also beat Bryzgalov to make it 3-0 Penguins after the first period. Pittsburgh outshot Philadelphia 13-6 in the opening frame.
The Flyers would get on the board in the second period when Brayden Schenn hit Danny Briere on a long outlet pass and Briere went in all alone on Marc-Andre Fleury. Briere forced Fleury to go down early then beat him topshelf to make it 3-1 Flyers. Replay shows Briere was offsides on the play but it was not called.
In the third period, Briere took a shot from Fleury's right that hit Sidney Crosby, changed directions, and went in to make it a 3-2 game with 10:43 remaining. With the Flyers on their only power play of the game, Jaromir Jagr carried the puck into the Penguins' zone and dished it to Scott Hartnell at the blue line. Hartnell unleashed a slap-pass that Schenn redirected to beat Fleury and tie the game with 7:37 remaining in the third period.
It would go to overtime. The Flyers were buzzing early when Jake Voracek took a turnaround shot that Fleury stopped but deflected out to the other side. Matt Carle skated over to throw the puck back on net. Matt Read deflected the shot but Fleury made the save. The rebound popped out to the side where Voracek beat Jordan Staal to the puck and put it in the net to complete the Flyers' comeback just 2:23 into the overtime.
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