Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Flyers keep the good times rolling with win over Penguins

It's certainly a good last few days for Philly sports fans. First, the Eagles beat the Cowboys on Sunday Night, then the Cliff Lee extravaganza on Monday night, and now, on Tuesday, the Flyers beat the Penguins 3-2 to give them the most points of any team in the NHL. Add a Sixers win on Tuesday to the mix and you have an incredible stretch of Philly sports goodness.

Scoring goals for the Flyers in this one were Claude Giroux, Nikolay Zherdev (who scored a beautiful goal) and Scott Hartnell, who scored the game winner for the Flyers on a deflection.

To make the win even sweeter, the Flyers also snapped the Penguins 12 game winning streak. The Pens hadn't lost a game in regulation since November 10th.

Sure, there have been some negatives for the Flyers this season, like their anemic power play, but you can't ask for them to be in a better position than they are right now, atop the entire NHL. With the number of guys they have that can score goals, the Flyers shouldn't run into those huge lulls in scoring that have plagued them in recent years.

Your move, Eagles. Keep the good times rolling with a win over the Giants this weekend.

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