The Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series Sunday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.cheap nfl jerseys online
Jake Guentzel was credited with four goals, including three in the third period. His offensive explosion couldn’t have come at a better time for Pittsburgh, which was without Evgeni Malkin.
According to the Penguins’ official Twitter account, entering Sunday only two other players in franchise history had scored four goals in one playoff game: Mario Lemieux and Kevin Stevens. Guentzel joined that group.nfl gear for kids
Sportsnet’s Dimitri Filipovic contrasted Guentzel’s unremarkable regular-season scoring record to his impressive postseason numbers:
Philadelphia owes the defeat largely to its meltdown in the final six-and-a-half minutes of the second period. Sean Couturier (who finished with three goals and two assists) and Scott Laughton scored to give the Flyers a 4-2 lead 12:14 into the period, with Matt Murray looking shaky between the pipes for Pittsburgh.nfl gear cheap
Then, a pair of Radko Gudas giveaways led to two goals for the Penguins, who tied the game at four.
First, a misplaced pass from Gudas found Brian Dumoulin, who quickly got Pittsburgh on the counterattack. Guentzel, who entered Sunday with a team-high six assists, left Patric Hornqvist with an easy finish nfl gear for men to register the Penguins’ third goal of the game at the 13:35 mark of the second period.
Gudas was at fault again for Pittsburgh’s fourth goal. He failed to clear the puck, which allowed the Penguins to gain the advantage. Guentzel was credited with the tally, but it appeared Olli Maatta’s wrist shot eluded Michal Neuvirth nfl gear for women without any help from Guentzel.