Well, shit happens. We’re still not sure why Fleury got the start in this one. His playoff woes began with the nightmarish Flyers playoff series, and this weekend may have given him some flashbacks. He was yanked after 13 minutes and change in this game, leaving his GAA for the weekend at 5.70 and his SV% at .872. We’re not saying he was the main reason for those stats, but it doesn’t help his psyche at all.
It’s promising that the Pens were in this one, though. Zatkoff came in with the Pens down 3-0, and everything settled down. The Pens finally got a goal from a third/fourth liner with Megna’s, so he’s probably gonna get sent down. The other two Pens’ goals came from defensemen. The Pens went 0 for 4 on the PP while only killing 1 of 3 Flyers PPs.
OUR THREE STARS
3. Jeff Zatkoff — Helped the Pens settle down.
2. Scott Hartnell — His hit on Stempniak led to the Pens retaliating, leading to a Flyers PP, leading to the Flyers jumping out to the 2-0 lead. Pivotal moment in the game.
1. Wayne Simmonds – Preyed on the Pens’ PK unit with two PP goals in the first. Also assisted on Schenn’s goal 2 minutes into the game.