Flyers Vs. Penguins: Penguins Lead 3-1 After First Period

The No. 4 seeded Pittsburgh Penguins lead the No. 5 seeded Philadelphia Flyers by a score 3-1 after the first period of game two in their first round playoff series. The Flyers won the first game of the series by a score of 4-3 and after this game, the second to be played in Pittsburgh, the series moves back to Philadelphia.

The first goal of the night came just 15 seconds after the puck dropped for the first time as Sidney Crosby, assisted by Steve Sullivan and Pascal Dupuis sent one into the net.

Next, after 9:27 had passed in the first period, Chris Kunitz scored, assisted by James Neal, Evgeni Malkin, on a power-play goal.

The Flyers struck back just a few minutes later. At the 12:44 mark, Maxime Talbot, assisted by Claude Giroux, scored a shorthanded goal to bring the score to 2-1.

And then, with less than 20 seconds left on the clock in the first period, the Penguins extended their lead to 3-1 on a Paul Martin goal. He was assisted by Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis.

If the Flyers can come back and win this game, they'd have a major advantage as the next two games are played on their home ice.

For more on the Flyers, head to Broad Street Hockey, for more on the Penguins, head to PensBurgh, and for more updates throughout the game, follow SB Nation Philly's StoryStream.

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