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Philadelphia Flyers rumble with Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2

PITTSBURGH – It unintentionally became ’80s night at the Consol Energy Center Friday night.

Leaky defense. Open ice. Slick puck movement. A bushel of goals. When the ode to Wayne Gretzky era hockey was finally over, the No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers had a 8-5 victory against the No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins and a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.

The series now moves to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4 on Sunday and Wednesday. Rookie Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux both scored hat tricks.
Adding insult to the Penguins’ injured pride was the fact that the winning goal was scored by former Pittsburgh star Jaromir Jagr.

He had spurned the Penguins last summer to sign with the Flyers after his return from the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League.