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Wrap: Pens Spoil Elliott's 500th Game in 7-3 Verdict

May 4, 2021, 10:53 PM ET [268 Comments]
Bill Meltzer
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Wrapping up their 2020-21 season series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Philadelphia Flyers suffered a 7-3 defeat on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers finished the season series with a 5-3-0 record against the Penguins.

Pittsburgh's Marcus Pettersson (2nd goal of the season) notched the only goal of the first period. Jake Guentzel (PPG, 23rd) and Sidney Crosby (22nd) extended the lead to 3-0 in the second period before Justin Braun (1st) got one back for the Flyers and Sean Couturier (16th) cut the deficit to 3-2 late in the frame.

In the third period, Jason Zucker (9th) and Travis Konecny (11th) traded off goals before Crosby (23rd, second of the game) restored a two-goal lead. Mark Friedman (2nd) added an empty netter and then Crosby set up a Marino power play goal (3rd).

Playing the 500th game of his NHL career, Brian Elliott got the start in goal for the Flyers. "Moose" stopped 24 of 30 shots in a losing cause. Penguins starter Tristan Jarry earned the win. He denied 30 of 33 shots.

The Flyers went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-3 on the penalty kill.

For more on the game, see the Postgame 5 on the Flyers' official website. Tomorrow will be an off-day for the Flyers. They will practice on Thursday, play the Capitals in DC on Friday and Saturday and then conclude the season on Monday at home against the Devils.
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