Penguins Vs. Flyers: Danny Briere Goes Offside, Scores Goal To Cut Pittsburgh Lead To 3-1

Danny Briere was offside. The officials didn't notice, and after the result of the play, it's apparent that only one side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania cares.

Briere received a pass from Brayden Schenn just after stepping over the blue line, skated in on goal on a breakaway and beat Marc-Andre Fleury for his 97th career playoff point in 98 career playoff games. More importantly, it cut the Pittsburgh Penguins' lead over the Philadelphia Flyers down to 3-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series.

It appeared as though the officials also missed a would-be icing call on Pascal Dupuis' goal late in the first period, so in a sense, the botched call makes all things equal.

The Flyers have seemed a bit more energized in the second period, and the goal only helps their cause. A 3-1 game makes for much more realistic comeback than a 3-0 game, and if Philadelphia can grab the next goal of the hockey game, we'll have an interesting contest on our hands.

Stick with SBNation.com for full Penguins vs. Flyers series coverage. For more from the Pittsburgh perspective, check in with Pensburgh, and for more from the Philadelphia perspective, check in with Broad Street Hockey.

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