The magic couldn't last forever.
After a perfect 8-0 against the Flyers last season, the Pens fell victim to the fast start of the Flyers tonight. They gave up two early goals and were down 2-0. At the end of the first period, they managed to get one and get back into the game. It wasn't good enough.
Biron made a big save on Gonchar from the high slot in the second period. This led to a 2-on-1 opportunity for the Flyers. Sabourin, who played reasonably well, committed the cardinal sin for a goalie - he gave up a short side goal from the shooter on a two on one. That was a back breaker.
The Flyers didn't really dominate to put the game away - they just played a solid road game. They allowed only 8 shots in the third period. The Pens, despite having FIVE power play chances after the score was 3-1, couldn't punch one in. Biron was on fire tonight.
The Pens streak of power play goals to start the season ends at 14 games. They continue to hang around .500, and continue to miss Ryan Whitney, whose offensive talents were visibly missed tonight.
Next up: no rest for the Pens - they're in MSG tomorrow night against the Rangers