Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux each scored hat tricks as somehow, someway, the Philadelphia Flyers came back from yet another early deficit to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 8-5 win gives Philly a 2-0 series lead heading back to Wells Fargo Center for Games 3 and 4.
It took another dramatic comeback, but the Flyers again proved they have the resolve and comeback ability unlike any other. The Penguins, meanwhile, proved their inability to hold a lead against their cross-state rivals.
Special teams were again a big part of the contest. The Flyers scored one goal on the power play, but stopped several big Penguins opportunities throughout the game.
Returning home, the Flyers now have a stranglehold on the series. They may not have been perfect in either win, but at the end of the day, Pittsburgh now has to win at least two road games if they'd like to move on.
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