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Flyers Vs. Penguins, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 6: Philly Sets Tempo, Takes 2-0 First Period Lead

Wanting to set an early tempo that will hopefully help them close out rival Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday, the Philadelphia Flyers have done just that in the first period of Game 6 at the Wells Fargo Center. Star forward Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell both scored goals in the first 20 minutes to help their team earn a 2-0 advantage.

Giroux's goal, his sixth of the series, came just 32 seconds into the contest and was the Flyers first even-man goal in two games. Giroux wasn't done there, however, as he collected his 13th point of the series (a franchise record) by assisting on Hartnell's tally, which came during a power-play with about seven minutes to play. The score marked the Flyers' 12th extra-man goal of this series, which also sets a franchise record.

The Flyers, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and can close out the Penguins with a victory, out-shot (10-9) and simply out-played Pittsburgh in the first period.

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