There are wins. Then there are big wins. This game: ******* huge win. Maybe Dan Bylsma flipped out after the first period; maybe he didn't say anything. Whatever he did, it was the right move. The Pens now leave Philly knowing they can beat this Flyers team, and the importance of that can't be put into words.
It took the Penguins about 14 games over two seasons, give or take, to realize that the Flyers are as ordinary as it gets. It wasn't until they reached complete rock bottom that this clicked in. After a first period that saw the Penguins show less composure than Lieutenant Dan, it finally clicked in. And when it did, we saw this Pens team in a whole different light. They put their heads down and just worked. They didn't get annoyed. They just worked. It was eerily similar to Game 6 in '09, minus a fight.
GiWho and the Flyers stay out of the playoff picture for now.
Saturday night in Toronto awaits.