If you aren’t in trouble in a playoff series until you lose a game at home, what is it when you lose the first two games of a series at home. The Pittsburgh Penguins are about to answer that question, as that is the situation they now find themselves in after losing two wild games at home to their cross-state rivals.
If game 1 was exciting, Game 2 was heaven for people who like offensive hockey. A total of 13 goals were scored, including 2 hat tricks courtesy of the Flyers’ Claude Giroux (who also added 3 assists) and rookie Sean Couturier. The end result was an 8-5 Flyers win, taking both games in their rivals’ building.
The Penguins had trouble hanging onto the lead, and goals were fast and furious. Both goaltenders struggled, with 12 goals coming on 58 shots (1 goal was into an empty net) for a combined save percentage of .793.
The Pens will try to return the favour to get back into the series on Sunday afternoon in Philly.