The Pittsburgh Penguins roared back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in an NHL road game on Thursday night.
Chris Kunitz scored the game-winner with his second goal of the contest, just 18 seconds into the third period. In goal, the win went to Tomas Vokoun (5-3), who replaced starter Marc-Andre Fleury, who was pulled from the net with the Pens trailing by three goals at the end of the first period.
Pascal Dupuis, James Neal and Tyler Kennedy also scored as Pittsburgh closed the first half of their shortened 48-game schedule with a 16-8 record, the second seed in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, and a five-point lead over New Jersey in the league’s Atlantic Division.
Jakub Voracek scored two power play goals for Philadelphia (11-13-1). Zac Rinaldo and Kimmo Timonen also found the net. Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov also was pulled from the game. Brian Boucher (0-2) took the loss despite giving up only one goal.
Pittsburgh will travel to Toronto on Saturday night and will host the New York Islanders on Sunday night. The broadcasts of both games will begin at 6:30 PM on 96.3 KQW.