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R.J. Umberger nets key goal as Flyers down Penguins

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:04:07 +0000

Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) - R.J. Umberger scored the go-ahead goal as the Philadelphia Flyers broke away in the third period en route to a 5-3 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday at Consol Energy Center.

Aside from Umberger, Mark Streit, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Matt Read and Sean Couturier also scored while Ray Emery had 22 saves to help the Flyers (2-3-2) recover from a shutout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Ray Emery had 22 saves while Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek tallied two assists each as Philadelphia improved to 10-1-1 against the Penguins since October 2010.

Before the game, "O Canada" was sung in addition to the national anthem as a tribute to the shootings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa earlier in the day which left a soldier dead and caused the postponement of the Maple Leafs-Senators contest.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots, Nick Spaling had up a goal and assist while Marcel Goc and Pascal Dupuis scored for the Penguins, who slipped to 3-2-0.

Nick Spaling put the Penguins on the board with a wrister past Emergy at 3:50 for his first goal with the team.

The Flyers tied the game 9:20 into the first when defenseman Streit sent a slap shot which deflected off Evgeny Malkin's stick past Fleury to tie the game.

Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead when Couturier found Bellemare streaking toward the net for his first NHL goal.

Philadelphia outshot Pittsburgh 17-6, but Dupuis scored at 9:00 to send the game into the third period tied 2-2.

Less than a minute after it was ruled a shot from Pittsburgh forward Evgeni Malkin never crossed the Philadelphia goal line, Umberger broke a 2-2 tie with his first goal of the season 6:50 into the third period.

Read extended the lead to 4-2, 2:00 later when he received a pass from Couturier, deked to his right and back to his left before lifting a backhand over Fleury. Couturier scored an empty-net goal with 26.1 seconds remaining.

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