October 17 Philadelphia Inquirer:
“The Flyers had survived shorthanded situations in this young season, but on Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and especially Sidney Crosby, showed them that’s not a safe route.
Crosby broke open a close game with a pair of power-play goals 1 minute, 24 seconds apart, and the Penguins pulled away to a 5-1 victory at the Wells Fargo Center.
The major call of the game came in the closing seconds of the second period when, with the Penguins up by 2-1, Jeff Carter was assessed a double minor for high-sticking after he struck Pittsburgh defenseman Alex Goligoski.
Early in the third period, the Flyers‘ Claude Giroux put his team two men down when he was called for tripping. Crosby scored 33 seconds later, at 3:13, on the five-on-three, and scored again three seconds before Carter had completed his four minutes of penalty time.
“I didn’t mean to come around and get [Goligoski] in the face,” Carter said. “He was battling, and I was obviously careless with my stick. That was kind of the turning point of the game. We’ve got to be careful with our penalties. They really shot us in the foot tonight.
“It’s a 2-1 game there, and we started taking some penalties, and the next thing you know, it’s 4-1.””
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