Guentzel scores four as Penguins eliminate Flyers in Game 6

Marsha Scott
April 24, 2018

Couturier played in all 82 regular season games for the Flyers, scoring 31 goals.

After all of the inconsistency surrounding the Philadelphia Flyers during their first round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Dave Hakstol's team seemed confident enough in their chances of forcing a Game 7, as long as they came through with a win on Sunday.

Defenseman Radko Gudas had a particularly brutal game and was guilty of costly plays on the two Penguins' second period goals to tie the game.

Tied 4-4 after the second intermission, Pittsburgh struck just 30 seconds into the third as Guentzel scored only 1:24 of game time after his first goal, giving the Penguins a 5-4 advantage.

They lost their three home games in the series by a combined score of 18-6, including 10-1 in Games 3 and 4.

Game six was a magical game for Guentzel, who had four goals and one assist for five points.

The Penguins will now play the victor of the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Penguins took the series, 4-2. "We have a team that does that", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.

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It was tied 2-2 after the first period, and the Flyers came out strong in the second, with Cs Sean Couturier and Scott Laughton scoring to give the team a 4-2 lead. He missed Game 4.

Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth struggled and gave up seven goals on 27 shots before an empty-netter served as the eighth tally. Penguins forward Carter Rowney cross-checked Travis Konency and roughed him up on the ice while the officials just watched.

The Flyers were 2-for-21 (9.5 percent) on the power play.

The Penguins were able to close out the series on Sunday afternoon with an 8-5 win what was clearly the most physical, chippy, and just downright insane game of the series.

They were shorthanded 25 times in six games, which overexposed a penalty-killing unit that was 29th in the League during the regular season (79.8 percent). They should re-sign one of those two goalies to be the third goalie at the start of the 2018-2019 season.

But they ran into a Predators squad that looked every bit like the team that went to the Stanley Cup Final a season ago and won the Presidents' Trophy this season. Here's a look at three things we learned from Penguins vs. Flyers.

Following a turnover by Claude Giroux, the Penguins moved ahead 2-1 when Hagelin scored at 7:17. That was all the separation Rinne needed as the Predators improved to 6-6 all-time in a Game 6 situation.

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