Penguins Begin Series With Win
Penguins Win Game One 4-2.
Statistically, a very evenly matched game. Shots, hits, and faceoffs were all very close to even. After the first period, it appeared we'd be on pace for a 6-5 game, as 5 of the games 6 goals were scored in the first period. Petr Sykora started it off 6 minutes into the game for the Penguins to give them the quick lead. The Flyers, namely Mike Richards, would strike back quickly. Richards would score at the 8:50 and 12:50 marks to give Philly a 2-1 lead. Sidney Crosby would then tie the game up a few minutes later on a goal, and Evgeni Malkin would score with 6 seconds left in the period to give the Penguins the lead.
It didn't seem like the Flyers recovered after losing the momentum at the end of the first. Although the Penguins would get a penalty early in the 2nd, Evgeni Malkin would find a way to get all alone, and Martin Biron had no chance to stop it. This would be the games' last goal. While the Flyers had 21 shots and the Penguins had 20, a total of FIVE shots were taken in the entire third period. At the end, it we saw some fighting going on, which could be a re-occuring theme in this series. Malkin had two goals and an assist, Richards had two goals, and Umberger had two assists.
Game 2 is on Sunday night.
Game 2: Stars at Red Wings (DET leads 1-0) 7 PM ET on Versus/CBC
(Picture from Yahoo)