Matt Read scores his second goal of Saturday's 4-0 win over the Penguins. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
There wasn't a more perfect beginning to the Flyers home-and-home weekend series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pure dominance from start to finish was on display on Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers 4-0 win featured many stars. Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier each scored goals. The Flyers power play got back in rhythm with Hartnell's goal early in the first, with assists from Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds. Apologies for asking three days ago where the forwards had gone.
But two forwards stood out among the rest. Sean Couturier and Matt Read carried the Flyers in Saturday's game.
Read was the beneficiary of two goals. Both were assisted by Couturier. That is how the two stacked up on the scoresheet. But the bigger story was the chemistry the two showed in all situations, particularly while short-handed.
For Read, a lot of the game was about bein...