The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost four consecutive games heading into Monday night’s match up on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers. Philadelphia has won nine-out-of-10 before this contest. Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray stole the show as he made 50 saves in a 4-1 win over the Flyers.
Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins 8:19 into the contest. Nick Bjugstad scored in the second-period for the Pittsburgh Penguins and it was his first in a Pittsburgh uniform.
Later in the second-period, the refs blew the whistle dead because they thought Matt Murray had the puck in his glove but he never did and the puck went into the net.
Jake Guentzel scored for the Penguins with 5:14 remaining in regulation. Evgeni Malkin swung his stick at Michael Raffl after Malkin was checked in the head by him. Evgeni Malkin was ejected in his first game back.
The Philadelphia Flyers received a five-minute power play with less than five minutes remaining in regulation. Jakub Voracek scored for them with 4:34 remaining in regulation.
Kris Letang scored an empty-net goal for Pittsburgh with 13 seconds remaining in regulation.
After the game, Head Coach Mike Sullivan announced that defenseman Olli Maatta is out with an upper-body injury and he will be reevaluated tomorrow.
Carter Hart made 24 saves for Philadelphia. These two teams will play each other two more times this season, including a Stadium Series match up at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday night, February 23.
The Pittsburgh Penguins next game will be at home against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. The Philadelphia Flyers next game will be on the road against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.