April 18, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal (11) celebrates his goal with teammates left wing Matt Cooke (24), center Tyler Kennedy (48) and defenseman Simon Despres (47) against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period of game four of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

Penguins Bomb Flyers To Stave Off Elimination

The first period started out a lot like the previous 2 games, the difference was the second and third periods tonight as the Pittsburgh Penguins were able to Bomb the Flyers by a score of 10-3.

The Penguins started the game tonight in the Sin bin in the first 15 seconds of the game.    That power play led to a 1-0 lead by the Flyers with a Giroux goal.   The Penguins would get the equalizer with an Evgeni malkin slapper at the 3:37 mark of the period and both teams were off and running.     The Whistles were being blown very quickly and in some cases prematurely which was interesting at best.      The Pens would find themselves on a power play which then turned into a 2-1 lead with a Matt Niskanen goal.

The Penguins would then go give up 2 power play goals back to back on a 5 on 3, then a 5 on 4 that interestingly enough started as a power play for the Pens.        The Goals were scored by Timonen and Voracek to give the Flyers the lead.    The Pens were able to battle back and take the lead into the end of the period with a Sidney Crosby Goal then a Jordan Staal goal.        That would be all the scoring for the first period for these two teams, not to mention the last goals the Flyers would score all night long.

The Penguins scored 5 times in the second period including 3 power play goals to start the period.      Letang, Staal and Sullivan each scored on the Power play to give the Pens a 7-3 lead.     The Penguins would add a couple more goals during the remainder of the second period, first by Pascal Dupuis to make it 8-3 then Jordan Staal added his 3rd goal of the game to make it 9-3.       Malkin would score his second of the game in the 3rd period to make it 10-3 which was the final for the night.

The Flyers out hit the Pens tonight 39-23 but many were cheap and dirty as the Flyers reverted back to their old ways.      Bryzgalov was pulled after 5 goals then Bobrovsky gave up the next 5 goals.     This was the type of game the Pens needed to take back to Pittsburgh as Marc Andre Fleury settled down after the first period to play well.

The Pens and Flyers now move back to Pittsburgh for game 5 on Friday.    If you would like to follow me on Twitter you can at Sports Monger and on Sports Monger Radio every Friday Night.

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