The hated Pittsburgh Penguins (31-14-5) crossed the Keystone State to go to battle with the Philadelphia Flyers (27-16-6) in a Tuesday matchup at the Wells Fargo Center.
Neither team could light the lamp to end the first stanza pretty much where it started at 0-0.
With just over 5 minutes played, Jake Voracek converted some adept passing from Sean Couturier and the suddenly hot, Joel Farabee to give the good guys a lead at 1-0.
With just 1:20 remaining in the middle stanza, the Flyers doubled the lead when Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny put James Van Riemsdyk in the spotlight and the Flyers went in control of this one.
Pittsburgh would pull netminder, Tristan Jarry but the plan backfired as Justin Braun hit the empty cage to give Philadelphia its fourth win in the last five contests.
Brian Elliott stopped all 19 shots he faced for the first Flyers shutout since November 10.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.