Penguins Vs. Flyers, Game 3: Goals, Penalty Minutes Aplenty As Philly Takes 3-0 Series Lead

The Pens and Flyers are picking up right where they left off and the goals came fast and furious in Game 3. When it was over, Philly had a 3-0 series lead thanks to an 8-4 win.

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Arron Asham Suspended 4 Games For Attacking Brayden Schenn

Arron Asham of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been suspended four games for his actions in Game 3 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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James Neal Suspended 1 Game For Hits On Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier

James Neal of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been suspended one game by the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

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Craig Adams Suspended 1 Game For Actions In Penguins Vs. Flyers Game 3; Dan Bylsma Fined $10K

Craig Adams will miss Game 4 between the Flyers and Penguins. He received an automatic one-game suspension and Dan Bylsma has been fined $10,000 for actions on Game 3.

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Penguins Damage Reputation During, After Loss To Flyers

The Pittsburgh Penguins were completely out of character both during and after Game 3 against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. They sullied their reputation and embarrassed their Hall of Fame owner in the process.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins, NHL Playoffs Game 3: Jaromir Jagr, Claude Giroux Put Philly Up 3

Jaromir Jagr almost signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins over the summer. Ultimately, he decided to join the Philadelphia Flyers instead, and fans in Pittsburgh have not forgiven him for the deed. His effort on Claude Giroux's third period goal, which put the Flyers up 7-4 in Game 3, will not help bridge the divide.

Jagr essentally took Pascal Dupuis on his back, carried it low to the goal line, and then one-handed a pass over to Giroux in the middle of the ice. Backup goaltender Brent Johnson had no chance at the blistering shot that came off Giroux's stick.

The Penguins are attempting a comeback in the third period, but the Flyers have suddenly begun playing suffocating defense. Pittsburgh hasn't been able to up many chances in the first 10 minutes of the third period, and a three-goal lead seems rather safe. Then again, the way this series has gone ...

For more on the Pens, check out Penguins blog PensBurgh and SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more on the Flyers, head over to Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 3: Teams Trade Goals In Second, Philly Still Leads

All right, fine. You're going to have to wait until after this Game 3 between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins to catch your breath. The 20-minute intermission is not enough time to relax.

It wasn't nearly as physical in the second period as the teams began to settle in and play a bit of hockey, and that probably makes sense: The Flyers are concerned with protecting their lead and the Penguins are concerned with trying to avoid a 3-0 series deficit. Both teams kinda sorta reached their goals.

Pittsburgh was able to cut the Philadelphia lead to just a goal on two separate occasions. James Neal scored a power play goal at 10:31 to make it 4-3 Philly, but Matt Read answered moments later to open up the lead once more. Jordan Staal scored to make it 5-4, and then in the final minute of the second period, Wayne Simmonds scored on the power play to give the Flyers the 6-4 lead heading into the third period.

There's one constant in this game and this series: Goaltending and defense are non-existant. That's the only thing we can count on. Luckily for the Penguins, that means a two-goal hill is not insurmountable in the third period.

For more on the Pens, check out Penguins blog PensBurgh and SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more on the Flyers, head over to Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 3: Amidst 72 Penalty Minutes, Philly Takes 4-2 Lead

Catch your breath yet? There were 72 penalty minutes handed out and six goals scored in the first period of Game 3 between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins, who apparently can't seem to play a relaxing game in this Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. In the midst of all the fights and drama, you may have missed the score.

After one period, the Philadelphia Flyers hold the 4-2 lead.

How did that happen? Danny Briere scored two straight goals to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead, and in a four-on-four situation at the 15:17 mark of the period, James Neal made a beautiful move to pull the Penguins back within a goal. That didn't last long, however, as just 23 seconds later, Philadelphia rookie Matt Read put his team back up by two.

Kris Letang, Kimmo Timonen and Arron Asham have all been kicked out of the hockey game, which will no doubt have an impact on the outcome. Two periods still remain.

For more on the Pens, check out Penguins blog PensBurgh and SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more on the Flyers, head over to Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 3: Pittsburgh's Early Lead Evaporates Again

The Pittsburgh Penguins started off Game 3 just as they had hoped. A strong shift, a goal. We'd make the joke about the Philadelphia Flyers having them right where they wanted them, of course, but that's been done to death. Of course Philadelphia came back. It didn't take long.

First, Max Talbot scored a shorthanded goal to tie up the score at 1-1, and it seemed as though Pittsburgh could feel the game unraveling a bit from there. Emotions boiled over.

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That seemed to shift the momentum for Philadelphia, and shortly thereafter, the Flyers were awarded a two-man advantage. They capitalized on a Danny Briere tally to take a 2-1 lead, and then about three minutes later, Briere scored again to open the lead up to 3-1.

For more on the Pens, check out Pittsburgh Penguins blog PensBurgh and SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more on the Flyers, head over to Philadelphia Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly.

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NHL Playoffs 2012, Flyers Vs. Penguins Game 3: Game Time, TV Coverage And More

The Philadelphia Flyers hold a 2-0 series lead as they return home to host the Pittsburgh Penguins. After an 8-5 win in Game 2, can the Flyers keep the winning streak alive?

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