Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers Game #1
Pittsburgh come into this round after a massive ten day break but they were able to keep pace with the Flyers who come straight in on the back of their seven game series against the LA Kings, even going so far as to start out with a 13-9 shot advantage through the first period. Stratton (4) tied the game up twice for the Penguins as he continues to score all of his goals on the powerplay, ultimately sending the game to overtime.
Philadelphia's first lead came courtesy of Hoekstra (3) and, after that was advantage was wipde out 2:43 later, went up 2-1 through Selby (2) early in the second period. Both teams held off a little in the third, especially after Pittsburgh got level again at 12:17, but the sides were all out for a win in OT as they charged back-and-forth, exchanging shots.
In the end Angotti (3) beat Binkley in his net while Parent, who was controversially made the starting netminder for Philadelphia after Favell led them back against the Kings, was solid.
PIT Binkley (4-1-0 .950 1.40) 31/34, Powerplay 2/4
PHI Parent (2-3-0 .901 3.00) 33/35, Powerplay 0/2
PHI Hoekstra (3) JC Watson, Rochefort 12:51
PIT PPG Stratton (3) Bathgate, Speer 15:08
PHI Selby (2) Gauthier, Angotti 2:24
PIT PPG Stratton (4) Bathgate 12:17
PHI Angotti (3) Dornhoefer 6:44
Philadelphia leads the best-of-seven series 1-0