The Pittsburgh Penguins are back to their winning ways, stealing a much needed victory from the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime on Monday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins welcomed the Philadelphia Flyers coming off an enormous 5-2 win against the conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Penguins knew this was a crucial game. After sliding for a portion of November, stringing wins together has never been as important as it is now. The Penguins were ready for a hard-fought game and that’s what they got.
The Penguins came out flying in the first period, ready to get that W. After a string of great saves by Matt Murray, Jake Guentzel was able to score a beautiful wristshot goal for the Pens to put us up 1-0.
The Penguins played some hard-fought hockey and were looking to go ahead in the second, but the Flyers had different plans.
I hate to say it, but the Flyers had the best of us in the second period. They managed to score two goals on Matt Murray within the period. That’s when things started to get ugly for us. Matt Murray suffered an injury during the second and had to leave the ice. With Tristan Jarry replacing him, we let in yet another goal with 30 seconds left in the period.
The Penguins knew it was rally time, and we were ready for it. Two quick goals by Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust in under two minutes tied the game. Just like that we were back in it.
Unfortunately, with the game dwindling down to its final minutes, the Flyers managed get another one passed Jarry. 4-3.
But with less than two minutes on the clock, Jake Guentzel managed to come in clutch and tie the game once again. With time running out, we were headed to overtime.
Overtime is where heroes are made, and our well-known hero came to our rescue. With nearly 3 minutes left in overtime, a Kris Letang shot was perfectly tipped in by none other than our captain, Sidney Crosby.
With that, the Penguins were able to come from behind and defeat their state rivals. It was a great game and we have a lot of confidence moving forward. Let’s keep it rolling and pile up some wins.