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Flyers’ Wild Win Over Penguins Results in 2-0 Series Lead

Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux each scored three goals and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied for a wild 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Justin K. Aller, Getty Images

Giroux added three assists for Philadelphia, and former Penguins Max Talbot and Jaromir Jagr also scored to help the Flyers take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Game 3 is Sunday in Philadelphia.

Ilya Bryzgalov overcame another shaky start to stop 23 shots for the Flyers, who rallied from a pair of early two-goal deficits.

Chris Kunitz had two goals for Pittsburgh, and Sidney Crosby and Tyler Kennedy scored for the second straight game, but the Penguins failed to close out the Flyers for the second time in three days.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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