The Flyers lost in overtime for the fourth time in the last eight games tonight as a shootout goal from Chris Kunitz lifted to the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 at Wells Fargo Center. It was the Flyers fourth straight game that went to a shootout and fifth overtime in six games. The Flyers have earned at least a point in eight straight games, but have won just four of those contests.
Truthfully, the Flyers probably had no business even getting a point out of this game. The Penguins out-shot and out-worked the Flyers at almost every turn, but rookie netminder Sergei Bobrovsky came up with big saves time and time again to hold the Penguins to just one goal. Bobrovsky was named the games' first star for his 31 save effort.
Mike Richards scored the only goal for Philadelphia on a somewhat flukey shot that jumped up and over Marc-Andre Fleury.
The Flyers get a day off before facing the Islanders and Bruins on back to back nights. After that is a rematch with the Pens in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The Flyers hold a two point lead in the Eastern conference over idle Washington, who face the Eastern conference worst Senators in Ottawa tomorrow night.