Philadelphia Flyers @ Pittsburgh Penguins Game #4
With both teams going to their alternate goalies game four was on a knife edge throughout and extra time was needed in order to find a winner. The home fans' joy at taking an early lead through Ubriaco (3) was short lived as J Johnson (1) tied the game for the Flyers 1:07 later.
Pittsburgh regained the lead again early in the next period when Stratton (5) scored his third of the series, but again Philadelphia tied the game, this time Selby (3) on the powerplay. The third period was were a lot of nerves were frayed after the Flyers took the lead just two minutes into the third period, LaForge (4) getting on the board for the first time in the series, and that is how the score remained heading into the closing stages.
Pittsburgh pulled their goalie for the extra attacker and with sixty-five seconds left to play Dea (4) was setup by Ubriaco for the game-tying goal. The game headed into OT with Pittsburgh leading in shots 27-25.
The extra period was all Penguins as they enjoyed thirteen shots to the Flyers' five and at 12:04 it finally paid off as Ingarfield (1), who scored nine goals in the regular season, put home Fonteyne's rebound to keep Pittsburgh alive to fight another day.
PHI Favell (3-1 .925 2.00) 36/40, Powerplay 1/3
PIT Bassen (1-0 .880 3.00) 22/25, Powerplay 0/4
PIT Ubriaco (3) Speer 6:15
PHI J Johnson (1) Miszuk 7:22
PIT Stratton (5) Bathgate 3:03
PHI PPG Selby (3) Dornhoefer, Angotti 11:56
PHI LaForge (4) Peters 2:05
PIT Dea (4) Ubriaco 18:55
PIT Ingarfield (1) Fonteyne, Schinkel 12:04
Philadelphia leads the best-of-seven series 3-1