After falling behind by a score of 3-1 in the first period, the Philadelphia Flyers battled back in the second period to tie the score at 4-4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on the road in their playoff game two in Pittsburgh. The Flyers lead the series 1-0 and can have a major advantage over the Penguins if they win tonight as they head to Philly for the next two games in the first-round series.
The first goal of the second period came at the 5:11 mark by Claude Giroux, assisted by Jakub Voracek and Kimmo Timonen, on a power play goal to make the score 3-2.
Giroux scored the Flyers' next goal as well, this time while the Flyers were shorthanded at the 11:04 mark, evening the score at 3-3. Maxime Talbot was credited with the assist.
The Penguins took back the lead on a Chris Kunitz score, his second of the game, just six seconds later on a Pittsburgh power play. James Neal and Evgini Malkin were credited with assists.
Sean Couturier evened things out for the Flyers with just three seconds left in the second period on his first goal of the game. Braydon Coburn and Nicklas Grossmann were credited with the assists.
If the Flyers win tonight, they'll head back to Philadelphia with a 2-0 series win looking at two straight home games, which would be a major advantage when it comes to winning the series.