There were two really encouraging signs to point to from this game:
- Flower improved as the game went along, looking much more like his normal self in the later part of the second and the third period. The team played much better defensively as well.
- The Pens adjusted to how the refs were calling the game. After the first period where the Flyers scored three times on the power play, the Pens were not short-handed the rest of the night. The Flyers took four more penalties in the second period before they learned, but the Pens had built a four-goal lead by that point.
Game 5 is on Friday night. It won't be this easy, but I think they'll find a way to force a Game 6.