The Philadelphia Flyers again on Friday night fell behind in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins just like they did on Wednesday night and just like Game One the Flyers came back. For most of the season the Flyers just can not get off to good starts in hockey games. They get off to slow starts and get behind in games. Just when you may think that this team has finally played with fire one too many times. They just seem to find a way to come back in games. Friday night was no different. The Flyers again too Pittsburgh's best punch, obsorbed it, and overcame it again.
The Flyers behind hat tricks from Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux came back from four deficits in Game 2 and beat the Penguins, 8-5, to take a two games to none lead in the Eastern Conference playoffs as they came back home for Game 3 and Game 4 in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center.
Jaromir Jagr put the Flyers ahead on Friday night for good in the third period. The Flyers again showed a lot of heart, character, and grit. They just never gave in or gave up all game long when they very easily could have. The Philadelphia Flyers right now just seem to have the Pittsburgh Penguins figured out.
The series now heads back to Philadelphia as the big favorites in this series the Penguins try to figure out this Flyers team that just will not give in to them. Game 3 will be Sunday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center and the Flyers could really take command of this series and go up three games to none. Game 3 is the Penguins season and they know they must win this game because going down three games just about puts them in a impossible situation.
The Flyers did allow two power-play goals by the Pittsburgh Penguins Chris Kunitz but the Flyers converted on two shorthanded goals on the night which was very huge in the game as well.
Game two started off just like Game One did for the Flyers as they got down in the first period which has been a norm for this team this season. It looked like a carbon copy for the Flyers as they fell behind early in the game on Friday night. They fell behind early 2-0 and watching the game you may have thought you were watching a replay of Game One on Wednesday night.
The Flyers again just found a way to win the game. When will this team finally play with fire one too many times? Well Friday night again was not that night and now the Flyers come home with a commanding and surprising two games to zero lead in this best-of-seven series. The Flyers just need to play a full 60 minute game. Flyers fans will take this because it could be worse.