Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Penguins 5 - Flyers 3: Another Philly Beatdown

Another game versus the sinking Flyers and another victory. It's not boring, but it's not quite as exciting as it should be.

Oh, did I mention before that the Flyers are in LAST PLACE IN THE NHL!!!

Just thought I'd remind you.

Sir Sidney had a goal and an assist before he left the game with a groin injury. Don't worry, ladies, Sid's groin heals fast and he'll be back on the ice soonest.

Overall, Sidney finished with just 12:52 of ice time, but had those 2 points, a +2, and went 9-for-16 in the face-off department. The Penguins outshot the Flyers 34-25, proving that the Flyers suck in every way besides just being from Philly.

Ryan Whitney says that there a number of reasons why the Pittsburgh Penguins have dominated the Philadelphia Flyers this season.

Whitney had a goal and two assists, and Sidney Crosby and Dominic Moore each added a goal and an assist as the Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-3 on Monday night despite not having Crosby on the ice in the third period.

"We match up well against them (the Flyers)," Whitney said. "It's like a four-point game whenever we play them. It's a rival game. Everyone gets pumped up. It's been going well for us and we've played really well against them."

John LeClair and Sergei Gonchar also scored for the Penguins, who snapped their four-game, road-losing streak and handed the Flyers their fifth straight home loss. Pittsburgh is 4-0 against Philadelphia this season.

Crosby, who leads the Penguins with 30 points, came up with a sore groin shortly after scoring a goal at 5:47 of the second period. He did not play in the third period "as a precautionary measure," according to coach Michel Therrien, who added that he was "not concerned" about the injury.

A Penguins spokesman said Crosby wasn't expected to miss any further playing time. Their next game is at home Wednesday against Boston.

Crosby also had an assist on Moore's goal at 4:31 of the first period that gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead.

Full game recap here.

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