Indianapolis Star
National Hockey League
Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 3
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 6, 2021
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Referees: Steve Kozari, Frederick L'Ecuyer
Linesmen: Vaughan Rody, Libor Suchanek
Attendance: 2800

Jared McCann swatted in a rebound of a Brandon Tanev shot at 10:41 of the third period Saturday to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh took two of three straight games between the East Division rivals at PPG Paints Arena, improving to 9-2-0 at home.

Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist, Bryan Rust and Zach Aston-Reese also scored, and Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Tanev each had two assists for Pittsburgh. Goaltender Tristan Jarry stopped 19 of 22 Philadelphia shots.

Travis Konecny had a goal and assist, Kevin Hayes and Shayne Gostisbehere also scored, and Scott Laughton had two assists for the Flyers. Brian Elliott made 23 saves.

Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead at 6:08 of the first. Laughton picked off the puck at the far blue line for a breakaway. Konecny joined him for a two-on-none, and the two played give-and-go, with Konecny roofing the puck past Jarry.

Malkin tied it on a Penguins power play at 7:54. Off the rush, he swooped through the right circle and behind the net, tucking in a backhand wraparound shot with Elliott far out of position.

Pittsburgh put together another crisp passing sequence with Crosby's circle-to-circle feed to Guentzel, who set up Rust near the right post. Rust banged it in at 18:01 of the first for a 2-1 lead.

On a power play that carried over from the end of the first period, Hayes tied it for the Flyers. With Nolan Patrick providing a screen, Hayes' shot from the left dot skimmed Jarry's shoulder at 1:20 of the second.

Gostisbehere's blast from the right point while the teams skated four-on-four gave Philadelphia a 3-2 lead at 12:04 of the second.

With 1:50 left in the second, Aston-Reese, from a sharp angle to Elliott's left, squeezed a shot inside the near post to tie it.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Philadelphia   Pittsburgh
Travis Konecny 2 Points Evgeni Malkin 2
Travis Konecny 1 Goals Evgeni Malkin 1
Scott Laughton 2 Assists Sidney Crosby 2
Kevin Hayes 1 Power Play Goals Evgeni Malkin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott .852 Save Percentage Tristan Jarry .864
Brian Elliott 23 Saves Tristan Jarry 19
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 22 3 1-4 1-3 10 44
Pittsburgh 27 4 2-3 3-4 12 24
Upcoming Games
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against NY Rangers. The Penguins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Washington. The Flyers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .625 after a loss.