Murray was a wall for the Penguins, withstanding an offensive flurry by Philadelphia that included a franchise-record 28 shots in the second period. The Flyers' disappointment stemmed from the defeat, but not their play. The win ended the Penguins four game losing streak as well as the Flyers ten game winning streak.
Five Flyers finished with two points - van Riemsdyk with the two goals, Couturier and Giroux with a goal and an assist and Gostisbehere and Sanheim with two assists each. Hart had 24 saves.
"I have to be better than today", Hart said.
After falling behind 3-1 in the first period, the Flyers regrouped and looked like a different team the last two periods.
"You have to stay calm because you don't know if the goalie is eventually going to see it or someone else is going to see it", Crosby said. Jared Spurgeon threw a shot on goal from a sharp angle that appeared to hit the crossbar and come out of the other side.
The 24-year-old, two-time Stanley Cup victor was equal to the task in a 4-1 win, making stop after stop, especially during that second-period siege. With almost two full minutes of 5-on-3 time, the Wild were able to cash in, as Zach Parise beat Anthony Stolarz from the side of the net. I was a little surprised it was a match because the player didn't get hurt on it or there wasn't real significant contact.
Guentzel sealed the victory for the Penguins at 14:46 of the third on a wraparound for a commanding 3-0 advantage. As it did, Stolarz backed into the net, lifting it for just a second.
Thankfully, we won't ever know how much damage Evgeni Malkin could have done had he connected when whipping his stick around recklessly toward the head of Philadelphia Flyers forward Michael Raffl on Monday, but that doesn't mean the Pittsburgh Penguins star should escape punishment from the league office.
Defenseman Olli Maatta left the game in the first period with an upper-body injury. "Tonight, that's kind of the game we played". The season series is tied 1-1, as the Flyers won 4-2 on December 1 in Pittsburgh.
The Flyers now get three days off from game action before taking the ice at home on Saturday for the first game in a home-and-home series with the Detroit Red Wings.