PHILADELPHIA — The Pittsburgh Penguins showed Saturday they can beat the Philadelphia Flyers no matter how many players they have on the ice. Jordan Staal and Matt Cooke scored shorthanded goals 1:43 apart late in the second period for the Penguins in their 6-4 victory against the host Flyers.
Cooke scored twice and had an assist, while Staal had a goal and an assist as the Pens beat their intrastate rivals for the first time in three meetings this season.
Jaromir Jagr scored a pair of goals 18 seconds apart in the first period for the Flyers, rookie Eric Wellwood scored his first NHL goal and Wayne Simmonds also had a goal. The Flyers appeared to have a good hold on the game heading into the final five minutes of the second period. They were up 2-1 when Pittsburgh’s Pascal Dupuis was sent to the penalty box for tripping at 14:58. However, that’s when the game titled in the Penguins’ favor.
Claude Giroux made a blind, backhand pass intended for Jakub Voracek that instead found a P...