So much for the Philadelphia Flyers closing out their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The Penguins scored five goals in the second period to jump out to a 9-3 lead. The Flyers still have 20 minutes to catch up, but that will require tightening things on defense and in net, which seems like an impossible task at this point.
Jordan Staal completed the hat trick with two goals in the second period, including a late power play goal to end the Pens' scoring outburst. Pascal Dupris, Kris Letang, and Steve Sullivan also scored in the second.
Philadelphia failed to score at all in the second period, but it would have been hard to find the time with Ottawa keeping their side of the ice occupied.
Ilya Bryzgalov was pulled after allowing his fifth goal, the first of the period. Backup Sergei Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 13 shots working in relief. Marc Andre Fleury stopped all nine Flyers' shots.
Flyers fans could do nothing but smile.