Flyers Shut Out Pens in Game Five; Bringing it Back Home!

The Flyers played an awesome game on Thursday night in Pittsburgh, shutting out the Penguins and forcing a sixth game in Philadelphia.  After being outplayed in the first period, the Flyers settled in and smothered the Pens with tight defense and great goaltending from Marty Biron for a 3-0 victory.  Aaron Asham’s second period laser from the top of the circle found the top corner of the net right under the crossbar after a nifty drop pass from Dan Carcillo and a Cindy Crosby turnover at center ice for the only goal the Flyers needed.  Insurance goals from stellar rookie Claude Giroux and veteran Mike Knuble in the third period sealed the win.  The Flyers finally ended up on the right side of a disputed goal when Evgeni Malkin’s score in the second was waived off after the replay ruled that he had kicked it in. About time the powers that be ruled a disputed goal correctly.  Biron made a number of sensational saves especially in the first period and the Flyers checked tightly and knocked pucks away from the Pens all night.

Now it’s time for game six in Philadelphia on Saturday. You gotta know that the Pens wanted no part of coming back to the hostile Wachovia Center.  Guaranteed it will be loud there!  An awesome win but only one game.  However, if we take game six it all comes down to one game.

Goalie Marty Biron stops Evgeni Malkin on the way to his shut out.

Goalie Marty Biron stops Evgeni Malkin on the way to his shut out.

Flyers' winger Scott Hartnell celebrates Mike Knuble's third-period goal.

Flyers' winger Scott Hartnell celebrates Mike Knuble's third-period goal.

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