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Discuss: Flyers knock out Penguins with 5-1 win in Game 6

Apr 22, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

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Coming into today’s Game 6 the main questions were about who would step up and if the goaltending might do something to help normalize the series. As it turns out the answers to those questions would be “Claude Giroux” and “Yes, if you mean Ilya Bryzgalov.”

Giroux set the tone early delivering a monster hit on Sidney Crosby and then scoring moments later to put the Flyers ahead where they’d stay for the rest of the afternoon on their way to a 5-1 series-clinching victory in Game 6.

Some thoughts to ponder in the comments:

—- Claude Giroux broke a Flyers record for points in a first round series with 14. Turns out he didn’t. Tim Kerr owns the team record with 15 set back in 1989.

—- The Flyers power play again caused problems for the Penguins scoring once with the man advantage. The finished the series scoring 12 power play goals.

—- Marc-Andre Fleury went from being the Game 5 hero to the Game 6 goat. A bad performance from the one guy in the Penguins lineup that couldn’t afford to come up short.

—- Evgeni Malkin will see Sean Couturier in his nightmares but who will Sidney Crosby see in his?

—- Give it up to Ilya Bryzgalov and the Flyers’ defense for coming up big when they had to. Looks like Scott Hartnell‘s wishes paid off for Philly.

—- The Flyers are just 12 knock-knocks away from the Stanley Cup.

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  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    4 down. 12 more knock knocks to go…Let ‘em in!!!!

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    The heavily favored pens have been eliminated !

    • atb4 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      Flyers deserved every bit of it. Great game by them today. Game 1 was the big difference in this series. Pens let it slip away, and it changed everything. Congrats Flyers, you deserved it. Pens will be back.

      • maalea - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:07 PM

        Well done atb4

  3. sledgehorn - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    In before:
    “How many rings do you have?”
    “When was the last time you won a cup?”

    • maalea - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

      You have to live in the past.

      Our greatness is in our future!!!!!!

  4. riotact13 - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    How come James O’Brien didn’t write this story? Haha! Guess our chants were pretty accurate after all.

  5. jaybertx - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Here come the “Pens in 8″ comments…

  6. pens101 - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Thanks for the memories pens I’m proud to be ur number one fan

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      I just made a nice big french fry samich and threw it in the street ahaahhahahahahahhhhhhhhhhhhahhaahaaha!

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      You act as if the team passed away haha.

  7. hsnepts - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    If all the teams that are up 3-2 in their respective series’ win the series’ (Ottawa, Florida, Washington, Phoenix, LA), then the Flyers will be the only team left in the playoffs that have ever won a cup.

  8. hky15 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Bye bye Penguins! It was nice to see you.

  9. eaglesw00t - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Goodbye Penguins. I hope you like golf. Go back into hiding Pens fans. I’m sure the only thing that we will hear now is “you will lose in the next round blah blah blah” good riddance to cheaters and whiners.

  10. broadstbully33 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    i bet penguins. fairweather fans are in hiding just like after games 1,2and 3…YOU CANT BEAR US.
    KNOCK KNOCK

  11. ml3939 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Oh, I am gonna miss bobhpine and genopringles so much for the rest of the spring. At least you guys can start on your real passion, “2 guys, 1 cup.”

  12. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Now that the ‘face’ of the NHL is no longer playing hockey, should Bettman just cancel the rest of the playoffs?

    • vismund11 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      Claude “Orange Jesus” Giroux is the new face. He’s going to round 2.

      • orangegesus - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

        Orange “G” esus, baby. And you are 100 percent correct. Surprised the Flyers don’t get a “too many men” call everytime he’s on the ice. Looks like there are three of him out there. What a great, great leader and player.

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

        He ain’t Jesus but he has been a God-send.

  13. vismund11 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Hey Genospringles and SoupcanArmy, How that tasteeeeeeeeee?

  14. benzoids - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Congrats Flyer fans. Better team won this year. It was fun going back and forth with you all. Good luck in the upcoming round(s)

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

      You ain’t gettin off that easy ! Go walk around an abandoned mill with a 40 of iron city and keep telling yourself this the heavily favored pens where eliminate by rookies !

      • benzoids - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:58 PM

        lol. I could use two 40 oz’s!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

        All kidding aside the Flyers need a modern day cup so this really means nothing so far ! Your 40′s tastes better than our 40′s when it comes to cups right now !

    • maalea - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:17 PM

      Thanks benz,

      I have mixed feelings on the upcomming realignment. I like going against you guys 6 times a year but it would be nice not to have to battle you guys for the division.

      Seriously, have a nice (and safe) summer.

  15. dcdangles - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    There may be nothing I enjoy more than watching the Pens lose. Malkin dominated by a rookie. Crosby powned by Giroux. Love it.

  16. eaglesw00t - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    “How many rings do you have?” “When was the last time you won a cup?”

    What’s the over/under of those comments? I say 12. And I still take the over. Although, pens fans go into hiding like roaches. We may not see them a lot here

  17. birdgang - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Giroux > Crosby

  18. jucam1 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Wait lets cancel this travesty called the playoffs!… How dare Giroux and the Flyers beat the crap out of the Pens and SydGina?… I am sure he’ll post a full complain to the league about this!… Eat it you whinny girl, Mr. Giroux is teaching a seminar on leadership and the Flyers owned you…. 12 more boys!.. Knock Knock!

  19. phillyphever - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Dear hockey fans everywhere,

    You’re welcome.

    Signed,

    The Philadelphia Flyers.

  20. ironcitydonnieiris - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Flyers came out to win today. Congrats to the players. Now I wonder since the Flyers have gotten past the “one sided ref calls”, past the NHL conspiracy theory of fixing the game in favor of the Pens, and past the “dirty” play of the pens what on Earth will the fans have to look forward to? Or will the next team they face take “notes” from the Pens on how to convince the NHL to love them and allow the “dirty” play go uncalled against the angel flyers?
    The better team on the ice won the game today. The Atlantic division was full of strong teams this season and may have one that makes it to the cup. 3 more rounds of hockey to go yet. Will there be another series as interesting and wild as this pens/flyers series?

  21. tonys4 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    So nice to see crosby lose! Great game by flyers D!! One thing about the nbc broadcast: Brian englomb needs to shut up my gosh does he go on and on and on and on! Giroux mvp!

  22. flyerspride - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Woo hoo

  23. philly4lyfe - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Good series pens fans.

  24. jblah - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    nice job flyers! i’m also glad they were able to play some solid defense! that is encouraging going to the next round.

  25. crazemastercraze - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    just adding to the delusion of flyers fans everywhere that they actually have a chance in froze over hell to win the cup!

  26. GenoPringles - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Ur team played good, ur fans…still the smelliest pee drinkers in the world. Enjoy your victory…might respect team if/when they win a cup. Ml39-hope u get herps

    • ml3939 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:17 PM

      I hope you get a dictionary and a thesaurus.

    • maalea - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      Just what we expected from you, nothing but class.

    • joebuckiscreepy - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      I smell awesome. I don’t drink piss. I love the Flyers. I don’t know or care who you are, troll.

      Sweet life, brah.

    • crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

      You are a tool

    • kitshky - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      Funny how all of a sudden you’re flying solo here kid, where this “army” of yours gone? Guess you’re jus a lil too bummed to sign in on your mulitple other accounts to have your lil conversations with yourself…

    • emoser - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:07 PM

      Is this what a temper tantrum looks like when put into words?

    • apollolanding - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:31 PM

      Crosby, Malkin, Fluery & Neal, please go to http://pittsburghgolf.com/tee-times.html I think they can pencil you in after the rain and snow stops Monday afternoon.

    • jpelle82 - Apr 23, 2012 at 10:06 AM

      maybe we can finally be rid of your senseless trolling. congrats to the flyers. well played.

    • bigdong28 - Apr 25, 2012 at 9:15 PM

      How could you possibly write this comment thinking it would insult Flyers fans in anyway? Your utter ignorance gives you, along with all pens fans, an example of the class that can be expected from Pittsburgh. You’re not a hockey fan; you’re an extremely ignorant individual. Have fun watching the rest of the playoffs without the “Stanley cups favorites” still in the race.

  27. sjsharks66 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    My sharks lost yesterday an now my favored eastern team is out. Was a fun season pens. See you next season guys.

  28. joebuckiscreepy - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Pens fans: at least you won’t have to listen to any more Nickelback songs during NBC broadcasts.

    • jpelle82 - Apr 23, 2012 at 10:07 AM

      will still have to endure the nickelback when we watch malkin take the hart in vegas though.

      • bigdong28 - Apr 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM

        Malkin getting the hart is like Lebron getting the league MVP…they’re both extremely talented and put up get numbers over the REGULAR season…but can’t seem to make a difference when it matters most.

  29. crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    The penguins coaching staff should not have allowed Crosby and fleury to room together during the series. Extracurricular physical activity ihas negative effects on athletes game time performance- notice how fleury had so much difficulty going into the splits-looooosers

    • kitshky - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      You’re basically everything that’s wrong with people.

      • crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:03 PM

        And you my friend are such a philosopher- did u hear that Crosby and fleury are putting out a new hand cream

    • emoser - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:06 PM

      Just so you’re aware, none of the other flyers fans are with you. You’re as unoriginal as pringles, up there.

      • crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:08 PM

        Thanks eloser

      • crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:08 PM

        And that is because you are not a flyers fan

    • kitshky - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:11 PM

      I find it funny that Flyers fans rip on Pens fans for being immature and classless …

      • crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM

        Really- your captain Sid the kid- fanny sniffer Crosby whined about how he doesn’t like us- we are just giving it back- u dear stood that his alternate lifestyle with flurry off the ice should not be topic for conversation but he started the name calling- ha ha- penguins should change there uniform colors to a rainbow style color scheme

      • kitshky - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:23 PM

        No dipsh*t .. I’m not a Pens fan I’m a hockey fan.

        Listen to your fellow Flyers fans and try and show some class. I’d like to think you’re on the same par as the Geno kid … except even he showed some class towards the team at least.

      • crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:25 PM

        I’m scared now

  30. maalea - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Crosby minus 3 today. OUCH

    • wicky888 - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      Crosby was invisible today, I think he’s hurt. Hope its not another concussion, because I hate that little weenie and I enjoy watching him lose.

      • maalea - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

        I didn’t think of that but the friendly fire shot from Gino hit him right on the button.

    • polegojim - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:43 PM

      Couldn’t happen to a less-nice Kid. I’m not a ‘hater’, but thrilled the Pens were BOUNCED… and embarrassed… just like 99% of hockey fans in the US AND Canada.

  31. maalea - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    I wonder what happened to Fluery’s swagger…..

    • crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:15 PM

      He spent the evening with Sid the kid

  32. greggoldberg - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    So that whole “Fleury has his confidence back” garbage sure was prescient, wasn’t it?

  33. myvickinabox14 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Well Pittsburgh, the annual Big Ben rape allegation is passed due. I guess you can always look forward to that. I mean with your early exit from the playoffs and all.

  34. mungman69 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Now all that they have in Pittsberg is baseball and the Pirates stink too.

    • bbk1000 - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:17 PM

      spelling…..spelling…..ok, I’ll give you one….Pitsnerd……you can’t live in the city….

  35. phillyaces - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Moment of silence for all the front runner Pens fans. Now they have to find something else to do in their mother’s basements.

  36. somekat - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Better team won, end of story. The Pens have the league poster boys, but not an overall deep roster. Their D core is a joke. The only one above average overall is Letang, and he is terrible defensively. Fluery is at best average. He has the ability to steal a game here or there, but a lot of goalies do.

    I said after the game 4 blowout, the best case for the Flyers would be a loss in game 5, in a close game, and a win to end the series in game 6. This way they get a few days to rest, heal up, and study tape, but aren’t sitting for too long that they lose chemistry.

    All in all, a good series, but the Flyers are just too deep and talented for a top loaded Pens team.

    Also, the best player in the world wears #28, and sports an orange and black jersey

    • blastfurnaceknows - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:18 PM

      As a Penguins fan, I am not so delusional as to avoid the fact that the Flyers earned this series win. Congrats and Giroux would be welcome on any team, including the Pens. Great player who had a great series. Having said that, it is not surprising to see that, although the team has become special, its fan base remains largely special ed. Stay classy, Filthadelphia fan base.

      • crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:24 PM

        There’s a reason why the governor of pa stays away from the west side of the state- its you- how does it feel to live in the unimportant city in Pennsylvania – actually wis they would pass a bill to move the western border inland so that you were no longer part of the state- bye bye loser

      • bigdong28 - Apr 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM

        The flyer’s/philly fan base is actually one of the most knowledgeable in the sports world. Sure we like to get under other teams skin with chants and heckle those with the balls to where a visitors jersey in our building. But it is mostly words and fights have not happened in a long time (minus that bum who knocked out the ranger fan which was utterly disgraceful)…you can’t generalize like that tho. The fan base is one of the best in the league. You sir show you’re the epitome of class as you waste time bashing flyers fans after your team was bounced leaving you no reason to be commenting on flyers headlines…

  37. chasemutley - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    After non stop trash talking all week, bobhpine and crosberries aren’t commenting on this thread. Weird.

    • wicky888 - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:32 PM

      Yeah that bobhpine guy is a colossal douche

      • ml3939 - Apr 23, 2012 at 9:02 AM

        Hey that is an unfair comparison, at least douche serves a purpose.

  38. bbk1000 - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Good….

  39. kingjoe1 - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Well it was fun. Glad to we the Pens go home early. Malkin is ugly and Crosby is dizzy. So by SIDS performance today do u think he has concussion symptoms again? The hit he took by Malkin did not look good. Perhaps that was his last game ever.

  40. toddpman7 - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Congrats to the flyers as much as I hate saying it. Definitely well deserved and you guys were absolutely the better team in the series. Its going to be a long off season again for us pens fans. boooooooooo!!

  41. blastfurnaceknows - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    To the CAF poster who chose to denigrate (look it up child, at least I hope you are a child) “the western side of the state,” How many Cups do the Pens have? And the Flyers? How many Superbowls have the Eagles won? And the Steelers? I’ll give you the answer on this one young man, Steelers 6 Eagles 0. And as far as the comparison between the cities, use your internet, young man and look up things like “most liveable city” and crime statistics and, while your at it, basic hygiene suggestions. Please try to complete the fourth grade, before your next post.

    • maalea - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM

      BTW The Eagles won 3 world championships before the Steelers ever got a sniff of a championship.

      How long was that drought?

    • crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

      Wow- your vocabulary is impressive- and my how defensive you are regarding your demographic location- and just because you are more than likely older than dirt and suffer from ED except for when your watching your recorded library of Post game interviews of Sid “fanny sniffer” Crosby- you need to stop living in the past and focus on current events. I have always found it humorous that nimrods such as yourself point out grammar in informal blogs. I’m not writing a thesis bonehead- just posting some thoughts. So kindly resume your post game activities in a dark room with recorded post game interviews with Sidney and a container of hand cream and box of tissues on the end table. Bye bye

    • crosbysaflamer - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:28 PM

      And by the way oh great scholar- pittsburghs violent crime rate is 3 times the national average based on population- the Philly region is actually below the national average- and please come up with a better dig than “basic hygiene”- you really are older than dirt aren’t you.

  42. diephillyscum - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Hopefully there will be a horrible crash on the way to your next opponent. Happy flying

    • dsd3 - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

      You’re a disgusting human being.

    • wicky888 - Apr 23, 2012 at 7:10 AM

      I think the Penguins have done enough crashing and burning for the time being.

  43. bbk1000 - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    The NHL hierarchy must have hemorrhoids this evening….the crown jewel of the league was eliminated…..

  44. mungman69 - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Flyers fans are all high class people. I have been to a couple of games there and they were nice to me, of course I didn’t wear the other teams colors.

    • jblah - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

      philly fans are very passionate. as much as people might hate us, we stand by our team win or lose and you can’t say that about a lot of fans.

    • wicky888 - Apr 23, 2012 at 7:12 AM

      They were nice to you only because of that. Had you worn the other teams colors, you have been annointed in a sacred shower of beer and mustard packets while being verbally (and perhaps physically) assaulted. And I’m a Flyers fan.

  45. joewilliesshnoz - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Congrats to the Filthadelphia Scumbags !

    • jblah - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:35 PM

      nice series pissburg crybabies!

  46. gordiehowehattrick9 - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    As a Wings fan it does take a little bit of the sting away of being out of the playoffs when the Pens are done too.

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