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ECQF #3|Apr. 15, 2012|Penguins at Flyers |3:00 p.m. ET


PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (47-26-9, 22-13-6 home ) vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (51-25-6, 22-15-4 away )

1 Wed. April 11 7:30 p.m. PHI 4 at PIT 3 (OT),NBCSN,RDS,CSN-PH (HD),ROOT (HD)
2 Fri. April 13 7:30 p.m. PHI 8 at PIT 5 TSN,NBCSN,RDS,CSN-PH (HD),ROOT (HD)
3 Sun. April 15 3:00 p.m. PIT at PHICurrently Unavailable NBC,TSN,RDS
4 Wed. April 18 7:30 p.m. PIT at PHI Currently Unavailable TSN,NBCSN,RDS2,ROOT (HD),CSN-PH (HD)
5 Fri. April 20 7:30 p.m. PHI at PIT Currently Unavailable NBC Sports Network, TSN
6 Sun. April 22 TBD PIT at PHI Currently Unavailable ROOT (HD),CSN-PH (HD)
7 Tue. April 24 TBDPHI at PIT Currently Unavailable CSN-PH (HD),ROOT (HD)

11 Blair Betts Left 6' 3" 210 February 16, 1980 Edmonton, AB, CAN
48 Danny BriereRight 5' 10" 179 October 6, 1977 Gatineau, QC, CAN
14 Sean CouturierLeft 6' 3'' 197 December 7, 1992 Phoenix, AZ, USA
28 Claude GirouxRight 5' 11" 172 January 12, 1988 Hearst, ON, CAN
19 Scott Hartnell Left 6' 2" 210 April 18, 1982 Regina, SK, CAN
68 Jaromir JagrLeft 6' 3" 240 February 15, 1972 Kladno, CZE
14 Ian Laperriere Right 6' 1" 200 January 19, 1974 Montreal, QC, CAN
24 Matt ReadRight 5' 10" 185 June 14, 1986 Ilderton, ON, CAN
36 Zac RinaldoLeft 5' 11'' 180 June 15, 1990 Hamilton, ON, CAN
10 Brayden Schenn Left 6' 1" 190 August 22, 1991 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
32 Tom Sestito Left 6' 5" 228 September 28, 1987 Rome, NY, USA
45 Jody Shelley Left 6' 3" 230 February 7, 1976 Thompson, MB, CAN
17 Wayne Simmonds Right 6' 2" 183 August 26, 1988 Scarborough, ON, CAN
27 Maxime Talbot Left 5' 11" 190 February 11, 1984 Lemoyne, QC, CAN
21 James van RiemsdykLeft 6' 3" 200 May 4, 1989 Middletown, NJ, USA
93 Jakub VoracekLeft 6' 2" 214 August 15, 1989 Kladno, CZE
47 Eric WellwoodLeft 5' 11" 180 March 6, 1990 Windsor, ON, CAN

43 Marc-Andre Bourdon Left 6' 0" 225 September 17, 1989 St. Hyacinthe, QUE
25 Matt CarleLeft6' 0" 205 September 25, 1984 Anchorage, AK, USA
5 Braydon CoburnLeft 6' 5" 220 February 27, 1985 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
8 Nicklas GrossmannLeft 6' 4" 230 January 22, 1985 Stockholm, SWE
13 Pavel Kubina Right 6' 4" 258 Apr 15, 1977 Celadna, CZE
6 Andreas LiljaLeft 6' 3" 220 July 13, 1975 Helsingborg, SWE
41 Andrej MeszarosLeft 6' 2" 223 October 13, 1985 Považská Bystrica, SVK
20 Chris ProngerLeft 6' 6" 220 October 10, 1974 Dryden, ON, CAN
44 Kimmo TimonenLeft 5' 10" 194 March 18, 1975 Kuopio, FIN

35 Sergei BobrovskyLeft 6' 2" 190 September 20, 1988 Novokuznetsk, RUS
30 Ilya BryzgalovLeft 6' 3" 213 June 22, 1980 Togliatti, RUS

Left WingCenterRight Wing
Scott HartnellClaude Giroux Jaromir Jagr
Brayden Schenn Danny Briere Wayne Simmonds
Eric Wellwood Matt Read Jakub Voracek
Max TalbotSean Couturier Zac Rinaldo

Pairing Pairing
Braydon Coburn Nick Grossmann
Matt Carle Kimmo Timonen
Pavel Kubina Andreas Lilja

Ilya Bryzgalov Sergei Bobrovsky

PlayerReason Status
Blair Betts left kneeLTIR; out for the season
Marc-Andre Bourdon upper body doubtful
Ian Laperrierepost-concussion syndrome LTIR; out for the season
Andrej Meszaros small disk fracture in lower back, surgery March 21LTIR; could miss up to two more weeks from April 14
Chris Pronger severe post-concussion syndrome LTIR; out for the season
Tom Sestito torn groin muscle, surgery February 21 LTIR; skated on April 14, will not play
James van Riemsdykbroken bone in left foot, surgery March 6 LTIR; skated on April 14 but could miss 1-to-2 more weeks


Left WingCenter Right Wing
Chris Kunitz Evgeni MalkinJames Neal
Steve Sullivan Sidney Crosby Pascal Dupuis
Matt CookeJordan Staal Tyler Kennedy
Arron AshamRichard Park Craig Adams

Pairing Pairing
Brooks Orpik Zbynek Michalek
Paul Martin Kris Letang
Matt Niskanen Deryk Engelland

Marc-Andre Fleury Brent Johnson

PlayerReason Status
Dustin Jeffrey healthy could be scratched
Ben Lovejoy healthy could be scratched
Matt Niskanen upper body, possibly shoulder expected to play
Brian Strait healthy could be scratched
Eric Tangradi healthy could be scratched
Joe Vitale healthy could be scratched

27 Craig Adams 6' 0" 197 Apr 26, 1977 Seria, BRN
45 Arron Asham 5' 11" 205 Apr 13, 1978 Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN
24 Matt Cooke 5' 11" 205 Sep 7, 1978 Belleville, ON, CAN
87 Sidney Crosby "C" 5' 11" 200 Aug 7, 1987 Cole Harbour, NS, CAN
9 Pascal Dupuis 6' 1" 205 Apr 7, 1979 Laval, QC, CAN
15 Dustin Jeffrey 6' 1" 205 Feb 27, 1988 Sarnia, ON, CAN
48 Tyler Kennedy 5' 11" 183 Jul 15, 1986 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
14 Chris Kunitz 6' 0" 193 Sep 26, 1979 Regina, SK, CAN
71 Evgeni Malkin "A" 6' 3" 195 Jul 31, 1986 Magnitogorsk, RUS
18 James Neal 6' 2" 208 Sep 3, 1987 Whitby, ON, CAN
12 Richard Park 5' 11" 190 May 27, 1976 Seoul, KOR
11 Jordan Staal "A" 6' 4" 220 Sep 10, 1988 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
26 Steve Sullivan 5' 8" 161 Jul 6, 1974 Timmins, ON, CAN
25 Eric Tangradi 6' 4" 221 Feb 10, 1989 Philadelphia, PA, USA
46 Joe Vitale 5' 11" 205 Aug 20, 1985 St. Louis, MO, USA

5 Deryk Engelland 6' 2" 202 Apr 3, 1982 Edmonton, AB, CAN
58 Kris Letang 6' 0" 201 Apr 24, 1987 Montreal, QC, CAN
6 Ben Lovejoy 6' 2" 215 Feb 20, 1984 Concord, NH, USA
7 Paul Martin 6' 1" 200 Mar 5, 1981 Minneapolis, MN, USA
4 Zbynek Michalek 6' 2" 210 Dec 23, 1982 Jindrichuv Hradec, CZE
2 Matt Niskanen 6' 0" 200 Dec 6, 1986 Virginia, MN, USA
44 Brooks Orpik "A" 6' 2" 219 Sep 26, 1980 San Francisco, CA, USA
37 Brian Strait 6' 1" 200 Jan 4, 1988 Boston, MA, USA

29 Marc-Andre Fleury 6' 2" 180 Nov 28, 1984 Sorel, QC, CAN
1 Brent Johnson 6' 3" 199 Mar 12, 1977 Farmington, MI, USA

Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers went 4-2-0 in the 2011-12 regular season.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season record is 141-82-30-7 including 7-2-0-1 in the last 10 games.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season home record is 92-26-8-4. The Flyers are 3-6-0-2 in the last 11.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season road record is 49-56-22-3. The Flyers are 7-3-0-2 in the last 12.
  • The Flyers regular season record is 5-1-0 in the Consol Energy Center.
  • The road team has won 15 of the last 21 regular season games.
  • The teams have met in six PO series with the Flyers winning three (1989, 1997, 2000) and losing two (2008 and 2009).
  • The Flyers are 17-14 (8-6 home and 9-8 away) in 31 PO games.
  • Flyers-Penguins' series history (prior GDT) --

May 7, 2000 -- In Game 5 of the Conference Semis at Philly, led by the phenomenal achievements of Andy Delmore and Mark Recchi, the Flyers recorded an important 6-3 victory. Delmore (3-0-3) had a record-setting outing as he became the first Flyers' d-man to score a hat trick in any PO game, became the first NHL rookie d-man to have a hat trick in a PO game, tied the NHL record for most goals in a PO game by any d-man and became the first NHL rookie d-man to have two multiple-goal games in a PO year (he had two goals in Game Three). Recchi (1-4-5) tied team PO records with five points (done previously by Reggie Leach and Bob Dailey) and four assists (accomplished five prior times). Daymond Langkow scored 23 seconds into the game and the Flyers led 2-0 at the 3:27 after Delmore's first goal. The Flyers nearly duplicated that outburst in the second period when Dan McGillis scored 16 seconds in then Recchi made it 4-0 at the 3:47 mark. Brian Boucher made 29 saves. Matthew Barnaby was ejected after bumping referee Mark Faucette in the second period following Delmore's goal which made it 5-1. Less than a minute later, Luke Richardson was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for shooting the puck off the chest of Bob Boughner who was penalized for roughing Keith Jones. Penguins' head coach Herb Brooks said of Richardson "I wonder if he is a direct descendant of the coward who murdered Jesse James." Jaromir Jagr suffered a leg injury and played just 5:04. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-2. Ron Tugnutt (21 saves, 26 shots) was replaced by Petr Skudra (10 saves, 11 shots).

  • 2011 -- December 8 -- The Flyers ended the night on top of the Eastern Conference after a 3-2 home win. Danny Briere, who was struggling with the flu, scored in the first period on a goal deflected off two Penguins. Later in the opening period, the Penguins failed to score during a 5-on-3 for 1:10 while two Flyers' defenders played without sticks for part of the play. Wayne Simmonds (1-1-2) and Scott Hartnell added second period goals which gave Philly a 3-0 lead. James Neal and Evgeni Malkin (1-1-2) scored for the Penguins. Andrei Meszaros had a game-high 7 hits and was a +2. Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves. The Flyers had a 29-27 shots despite Pittsburgh's 14-7 advantage in the third period. Harry Zolniercyk and Tyler Kennedy fought ( ). Highlights --

  • 2011 -- December 29 -- Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot, two ex-Penguins, scored in the Flyers' 4-2 win at Pittsburgh. Jagr scored the go-ahead goal and Talbot had an ENG. Kimmo Timonen tied the game with his first goal of the season and Matt Read snapped a 9-game drought to make it 3-1. Sergei Bobrovsky, who improved to 4-0 at the Consol Energy Center, made 24 saves and his only allowed goal came 44 seconds into the game. Highlights -- .

  • 2012 -- February 18 -- Matt Cooke (2-1-3) scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves in the Penguins' 6-4 win at Philly. Cooke and Jordan Staal (1-1-2) scored SHGs 1:43 apart to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead. Cooke's goal came during a 2-man advantage which led to Sergei Bobrovsky (14 saves, 17 shots) replacing Ilya Bryzgalov (10 saves, 13 shots) with 3:03 left in the second period. Less than two minutes later, Eric Wellwood scored his first NHL goal to make it 3-3. Dustin Jeffrey scored the go-ahead goal in the opening minute of the third period, the first of three goals by the Penguins in the opening 9:02 which made it 6-3. Jaromir Jagr (2-0-2) scored twice in 18 seconds to give Philly a 2-1 lead which held through the first period. Nick Grossman played in his first game with the Flyers. Highlights --

  • 2012 -- March 18 -- Scott Hartnell scored the latest OT goal in team history (0.9 seconds left) in the Flyers' 3-2 home victory which snapped the Penguins' 11-game win streak. Hartnell tied the score 2-2 4:47 into the third period. Kimmo Timonen (1-1-2), who celebrated his 37th birthday, got Philly on the board 31 seconds into the third period. Ilya Bryzgalov made 38 saves. The Penguins led 2-0 through two periods and held a 27-10 shots advantage (40-27 in the game). Craig Adams (1-1-2) and Kris Letang (0-2-2) factored into both goals. Hartnell and Chris Kunitz had a confrontation ( Zac Rinaldo got five stitches to the mouth from an errant Hartnell stick ( ). Highlights --

  • 2012 -- April 1 -- Jakub Voracek (2-1-3) scored twice in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky made 43 saves in the Flyers' 6-4 win at Pittsburgh. The Flyers improved to 5-0-0 all-time at the Consol Energy Center. Claude Giroux (1-2-3) also had three points. Brayden Coburn was a +4. The Penguins held a 47-26 shots advantage including 30-14 through two periods when the scored was tied 2-2. Wayne Simmonds' PPG 2:35 into the third period made it 3-2 and was part of five straight goals by the Flyers after trailing 2-0 in the opening 4:58. Steve Sullivan (2-0-2) had two Pittsburgh goals. Nicklas Grossmann missed the rest of the regular season after a knee-on-knee hit by Joe Vitale in the first period. Vitale later injured Danny Briere, who also missed the balance of the regular season, on a check with 1:03 to play moments after the Flyers made it 6-3. That play created a chaotic scene which included a shouting match between coaches, the ejections of Peter Laviolette (fined $10,000) and Tony Granato (Penguins' assistant fined $2,500), led to 27 PIMs for the Flyers and 25 PIMs to the Penguins, four unsportsmanlike minors to each side, and fighting majors to Simmonds and Derek Engelland ( After the game, Laviolette said "Those guys hadn't been out there in 12 minutes. It's a gutless move by their coach. It's gutless." Penguins' head coach Dan Bylsma said "It's clearly a cheap shot. It's clearly a guy targeting a player that was well after the whistle," regarding Brayden Schenn's cross-check of Sidney Crosby following the Penguins' third goal ( ). Game highlights -- and

  • 2012 -- April 7 -- The Penguins won the regular season finale 4-2 at Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby's (1-1-2) PPG with 2:06 left in the second period was the go-ahead goal and Evgeni Malkin's 50th (1-1-2) with 12 seconds remaining in the same period gave Pittsburgh a 4-2 lead. Chris Kunitz (1-1-2) also scored and had two points. Marc Andre-Fleury (14 saves, 15 shots) was replaced by Brent Johnson (5 saves, 6 shots) in an otherwise meaningless game with playoff seedings already finalized. Brayden Schenn (1-1-2) and Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) scored for the Flyers and Sergei Bobrovsky made 19 saves. Harry Zolniercyk and Joe Vitale fought 2:22 into the game ( ). Zac Rinaldo was tossed in the first period Game highlights --

  • 2012 -- April 13 -- In Game Two of the ECQF, Claude Giroux (3-3-6, +4, 10 shots on goal) and Sean Couturier (3-1-4, +4) both had hat tricks in a wildly entertaining record-setting 8-5 Flyers' win at Pittsburgh. Giroux set a team-record for most points in a PO game with 6 (Reggie Leach, Bob Dailey and Mark Recchi had 5). Couturier added to his terrific defensive play as he became the second Flyers' rookie to have four points in a PO game (Peter Zezel did it in 1985 against the NYR). It was the first time that the Flyers had two players score hat tricks in the same PO game (Buffalo performed the rare feat against the Flyers in 2006). Max Talbot (1-1-2, a career-high +5), Braydon Coburn (0-1-1, +4), Nick Grossmann (5 blocks) and Jakub Voracek (0-2-2) also played key roles. Once again, the Flyers fell behind 2-0 only to rally for a victory for the fourth time this season against the Penguins. Sidney Crosby made it 1-0 just 15 seconds into the game, the fastest PO goal scored against the Flyers in team history. It was 2-0 at the 9:27 mark. The Penguins made it 3-1 with 17.2 seconds left in the opening period. The Flyers tied the game 3-3 on consecutive goals by Giroux ( ) but Kunitz regained the lead for Pittsburgh six seconds later (one second off the NHL record for consecutive goals set in 1979 between Buffalo and Pittsburgh). Couturier tied the game 4-4 with 2.8 seconds left in the middle period. Tyler Kennedy scored 1:04 into the third period but Couturier tied it 5-5 17 seconds later. Jaromir Jagr netted the GWG 9:13 into the third period. Couturier added an insurance goal with 1:49 remaining. Giroux completed his hat trick with under seven seconds to play. Among Ilya Bryzgalov's 23 stops came key saves in the first period against Chris Kunitz, who skated in alone, and Kris Letang, a fantastic glove save with 7:37 left ( ). Bryzgalov also stopped Steve Sullivan in the second period and James Neal with about two minutes to play. Kunitz (2-0-2) scored twice and was named the game's third star despite a -5. Evgeni Malkin and Neal each had two assists but both were -4. Brooks Orpik had eight of Pittsburgh's 40 hits (Flyers had 34). The Flyers trailed by two or more goals for the 35th time this season and responded with a win for the ninth time. Spanning the last 57 games, the Flyers led at the 10:00 mark just four times. The captivating victory marked the second time in franchise history that the Flyers began a series with two road wins (also at Buffalo 1997). The 8-5 win was the Flyers' third such score in PO history. It was the sixth time the Flyers scored 8+ goals in a PO game and was surpassed only by 9 goals vs. Calgary in 1981 home win. Highlights --

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