Flyers visit the Penguins after shutout victory

Tristan Jarry Pittsburgh Penguins

Tristan Jarry Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal less than a minute into overtime, which was his third point of the game.

Pittsburgh Penguins Try to Gain Ground in Metropolitan DivisionPittsburgh bounced back from being blanked in their final game before the All-Star break by earning an overtime win over the Flyers Friday night.

Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry made 27 saves. Bryan Rust leads the team with 21. They outshot the Penguins 17-4 in the third period. Pitlick was the Flyers' best player in Pittsburgh with a goal and an assist and he'll get another look on the third line with Kevin Hayes and Scott Laughton. Jakub Voracek scored for the second game in a row for the Flyers. "But those two guys won us that game".

"We didn't feel good about that last game there in Philly, but prior to that, I think we played some pretty good hockey", Crosby said. "Should've been able to finish it off in regulation".

Both teams looked sluggish following an extended layoff. The Penguins sent all of three shots Elliott's way in the first period. On a power play, he scored on a backdoor play with Jarry sprawled in the crease with 27.3 seconds left. He corralled the puck with his skate and shoveled it inside the right post. In the second period, the Penguins owned a 12-9 edge in shots on goal and outscored Philadelphia 3-1 to take a 3-2 lead to the dressing room. The Penguins are favored by 1 ½, with the goal total set at 6.

Pitlick pulled the Flyers within one with 3:31 left in the second during a sequence that started with a Letang turnover while trying to clear the zone and ended with Pitlick firing a shot that zipped by Jarry for Pitlick's fifth of the season.

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Laughton tied it at 2:20 of the third. "It's good. It's a big point".

NOTES: The Penguins held a moment of silence before the opening face-off in honour of fallen basketball icon Kobe Bryant that included the stairwells inside the arena being bathed in purple and gold light. Pittsburgh paid tribute to Philadelphia's Oskar Lindblom by wearing T-shirts following the morning skate that read "Oskar Strong".

The Flyers are riding a three-game point streak (2-0-1) and are 4-1-1 in their past six games. Lindblom's career is on hold while he battles a rare form of bone cancer. Washington is tied for 11 in the league with the man advantage as they cash in 20.5 percent of their power play chances this season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins still have a shot at running down the Washington Capitals and claiming the Metropolitan Division title, which is an astonishing achievement when you consider just how hard they have been bitten by the injury bug this season.

The Penguins (32-14-5) haven't lost consecutive games since November 29-30, a stretch in which they've gone 18-5-1.

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