2019 NHL Stadium Series Recap – 2/23/2019 – Pittsburgh Penguins v. Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins (32-22-7 71pts) v. Philadelphia Flyers (28-26-7 63pts)


Game Recap:

The 2019 Stadium Series has arrived to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and the Flyers would cough up the puck in their own zone and it would be Sidney Crosby scoring to give the Pittsburgh Penguins the early 1-0 lead. However, the Flyers would respond when Sean Couturier would walk right up the slot to make it a 1-1 game. Then we would have some fireworks after a very clean hit by Wayne Simmonds on Brian Dumoulin.


The second period would see the Flyers buzzing in the Penguins zone, but would not be able to convert. Especially after Jack Johnson kneed Nolan Patrick to give the Flyers the first powerplay of the game, which should have been a 5 minute major and a game misconduct, the Flyers would continue to buzz despite not capitalizing on the powerplay. Then Justin Schultz would blast a shot past Brian Elliott to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead.


The Flyers would start the third period with some jump in their step again, but still would be stone walled by Matt Murray and the lack of whistles from the officials (another story for another day). However, the Penguins would benefit for a very fortunate bounce as an Evgeni Malkin shot would take a flukey bounce off of Elliott’s skate and in to give the Penguins a 3-1 lead. Then later in the period James van Reimsdyk would crash the net and bat in the rebound to cut the deficit to one on the powerplay. And then with 20 seconds left in regulation Jakub Voracek would shoot the puck on a bad angle and beat Murray to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime.


In overtime it had a vibe that the Penguins were going to win it with the mistakes the Flyers were making, but it would be Claude Giroux who would score the game winner two minutes into overtime to cap off the Flyers comeback victory.



Pittsburgh Penguins:

Jake Guentzel¬†—¬†Sidney Crosby¬†—¬†Bryan Rust

Zach Aston-Reese¬†— Evgeni Malkin —¬†Phil Kessel

Jared McCann¬†—¬†Nick Bjugstad¬†—¬†Patric Hornqvist

Tanner Pearson¬†—¬†Matt Cullen¬†—¬†Dominik Simon

Brian Dumoulin¬†— Kris Letang

Jack Johnson¬†—¬†Justin Schultz

Marcus Pettersson¬†—¬†Chad Ruhwedel

Matt Murray

Casey DeSmith

Scratched: Garrett Wilson, Juuso Riikola, Teddy Blueger

Injured: Olli Maatta (upper body)


Philadelphia Flyers:

Claude Giroux¬†—¬†Nolan Patrick¬†—¬†Travis Konecny

Oskar Lindblom¬†—¬†Sean Couturier¬†—¬†Jakub Voracek

Michael Raffl¬†—¬†Scott Laughton¬†—¬†Wayne Simmonds

James van Riemsdyk —¬†Phil Varone¬†—¬†Justin Bailey

Ivan Provorov¬†—¬†Travis Sanheim

Shayne Gostisbehere¬†—¬†Philippe Myers

Robert Hagg¬†—¬†Andrew MacDonald

Brian Elliott

Cam Talbot

Scratched: Corban Knight

Injured: Michal Neuvirth (lower body), Carter Hart (lower body)

Suspended: Radko Gudas


First Period:

Penguins Penalty – 5:47 – Garrett Wilson 2 minutes for Roughing

Flyers Penalty – 5:47 – Robert Hagg 2 minutes for Roughing

Penguins Goal – 7:59 – Sidney Crosby (26) from Kris Letang (38)

Flyers Goal – 12:06 – Sean Couturier (25) from Oskar Linblom (13) and Jakub Voracek (36)

Flyers Penalty – 16:23 – Wayne Simmonds 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Penguins Penalty – 16:23 – Kris Letang 2 minutes for Unsportsmalike Conduct


End of 1st РPIT Р1       PHI Р1

Shots              18                08

Faceoffs         06                08

Hits               09                  14

PP                 0/0                 0/0


Second Period:

Penguins Penalty – 1:03 – Jack Johnson 2 minutes for Tripping

Penguins Goal – 10:01 – Justin Schultz (1) from Sidney Crosby (49) and Patric Hornqvist (12)


End of 2nd РPIT Р2        PHI Р1

Shots               30                 17

Faceoffs          18                 20

Hits                 26                  25

PP                   0/0                  0/1


Third Period:

Penguins Goal – 6:29 – Evgeni Malkin (19) from Phil Kessel (42) and Zach Aston-Reese (8)

Penguins Penalty – 14:51 – Evgeni Malkin 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Flyers Penalty – 14:51 – Robert Hagg 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Penguins Penalty – 15:40 – Matt Cullen 2 minutes for Slashing

Flyers PPG – 16:56 – James van Reimsdyk (16) from Jakub Voracek (37) and Claude Giroux (45)

Flyers Goal – 19:40 – Jakub Voracek (16) from Sean Couturier (33)


End of 3rd РPIT Р3         PHI Р3

Shots              40                   35

Faceoffs        29                    37

Hits               34                     29

PP                 0/0                    1/2



Flyers Goal – 1:59 – Claude Giroux (18) from Nolan Patrick (12) and Travis Sanheim (19)


End of OT РPIT Р3         PHI Р4

Shots              43                   37

Faceoffs        31                    40

Hits               35                     30

PP                 0/0                    1/2


Next Up:

Philadelphia (29-26-7 65pts) v. Buffalo (29-24-8 66pts)

Pittsburgh (32-22-8 72pts) @ Columbus (35-23-3 73pts)

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