Guentzel, Penguins Win to End Flyers Season in Game 6

Guentzel, Penguins Win to End Flyers Season in Game 6

Guentzel, Penguins Win to End Flyers Season in Game 6

Laughton moved in and fired a wrist shot that beat Murray to the blocker side, giving the Flyers a 4-2 lead with 7:46 left in the second period.

Provorov played Game 6 despite an injury to his left shoulder that limited his effectiveness.

Couturier finished Philadelphia's brief postseason with 9 points (5 goals, 4 assists) in the five games he played.

In the first period, Flyer's Sean Couturier opened up the scoring by jamming the puck past Murray, and in typical Sidney Crosby fashion, he answered back by sliding home a rebound to make the score 1-1. The opening face-off is at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 22, and you'll be able to watch the game live on NBC.

Guentzel is the third Penguin - along with Mario Lemieux and Kevin Stevens - and the 35th player overall to score four times in a playoff game.

Six years into his National Hockey League career, Couturier had never scored more than 15 goals in a season, had never provided conclusive evidence that he could be more than a third-line center and penalty-killer.

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Wayne Simmonds (24 goals), Travis Konecny (20) and Jakub Voracek (20) combined for one goal, by Konecny in Game 2.

Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals to help send the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins into the second round of the playoffs with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 on Sunday.

The Penguins replied with two goals in a 4:45 span in the second for the first lead change of the series.

After successfully killing the game's first power play as the second period began, the playoff coming out party for Couturier continued, as Matt Read forced a turnover in the neutral zone just after the penalty had ended and found Couts streaking toward the net on a breakaway. A few days later, I started feeling good enough to give it a try. "We've got to handle them better". Three goaltenders dressed for the Flyers and they all had a below.860 save percentage.

Sean Couturier's five-point game is even more impressive now, despite being in a losing effort. Patric Hornqvist will also be a game time decision for the Penguins. We weren't. Our guys couldn't wait to get back here, go out and play a full 60 minutes and push this thing back to a Game 7. We're going to talk about it.

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