Crosby Sinks the Flyers

Throughout his young career the Philadelphia Flyers always seem to bring the best out of superstar Sidney Crosby and Saturday night was once again no exception. Venturing into Philadelphia having won only two of their first five games the Pittsburgh Penguins desperately needed someone to step-up and that happened to be Crosby who netted two power play goals less than two minutes apart to lead his Pens to a 5-1 victory. “When we do get those chances, we have to make the most of them,” Crosby who in his career has scored 13 goals and 28 points in 17 games at Philadelphia said. “We got them and found a way to hit the net.” Pittsburgh who have now won two in a row also received goals from Chris Kunitz, Matt Cooke and Mark Letestu. If there was a bright side for the Flyers it was the fact that Danny Briere scored on what has been to this point a lacklustre power-play. Heading into action Philadelphia who had the third best power-play last season were in a 2 for22 funk. Another weakness so far this season is that Philadelphia has had the most penalties of any team and once again that proved to be the downfall on Saturday night. “Whether they’re questionable (calls) or deserved, we’re going to the box, and it ended up costing us,” Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. “Penalties are avoidable. It taxes the penalty killers. It taxes the defenseman. We’re not scoring five-on-five, and that doesn’t help, but now we’re on defense again. That’s not good enough. We have to be more disciplined.”

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