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Video- Pens Blowout Flyers To Stay Alive

The Pittsburgh Penguins cruised to a 10-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia.

Flyer fans must be shaking their heads while Penguin fans must feel a bit more excited about the rest of the series which the Flyers lead 3-1.

Watch the highlights of the game below…

added 11:04pm, added a 2nd video below where Zac Rinaldo received his game misconduct along with 2 for roughing, 2 for cross-checking and a 10 misconduct.

Zac Rinaldo game misconduct video…

 

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phillyd's avatar

Flyers fan here and now I understand the frustration Penguins fans had the last 3 games. That being said, from the first junk penalty called against the Penguins to the last junk one called on the Flyers, the refereeing for the first 30 minutes was a complete joke. If you looked at someone the wrong way you were taken to the box, on both sides. Typical NHL joke response to a game that got out of hand the time before. Difference in the game was the Pens took better advantage of theirs then the Flyers and then pulled away.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/18/12 at 11:49 PM ET

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Both teams had to expect it though.  After the way the last game played out, and the other games in the playoffs, the refs should have been yelled at and told that they have to take control of this stuff.  I thought it was a good job by the refs to kick out Simmonds, Kubina, Cooke, and Vitale.  I didn’t feel Cooke did too much, but at least the refs took control.

What are your thoughts on Rinaldo?  He should be out for game 5, if not longer, since he has a history and that was similar to Asham’s suspension.  Can’t cross check a guy in the face multiple times. 

All in all, I’m happy the Pens didn’t get swept.  Now onto Friday.  That’s the big one.  The Flyer’s can chalk this one up to one bad performance, but if the Pens can win on Friday…..

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 04/18/12 at 11:59 PM ET

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I’ve added the Rinaldo video.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/19/12 at 12:06 AM ET

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It was funny, after Rinaldo made the first check on that shift, one of the Flyers’ commentators was like, look out, he’s going to take a penalty and sure enough, he did. I don’t think he cross checked in the face, just the back. He was pretty good at bringing his hands together and shoving him in the face, not that you can do that, but at this point with the message the NHL all of a sudden is trying to send, he’ll probably be out game 5. The scrum with just under 12 minutes left, yeah, that is what should’ve happened last game and they did take control with this one at that scrum.

I did notice Pittsburgh changed the forecheck to a more Flyer-like 2-1-2 and that seemed to get their non-power play offense going at the end of the first. Maybe Bylsma finally did a strategy change as I hadn’t noticed that in the previous games.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/19/12 at 12:07 AM ET

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The league needs to look at the three cross checks in a row to cookes face from kubina.  Any video of that Paul?

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/19/12 at 12:10 AM ET

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GTL, the Flyers’ commentators said that from the moment Kubina came to Flyers it appeared he and Cooke always went after each other like they had a history of bad blood or something, do you know what that is about?

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/19/12 at 12:12 AM ET

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Oh, and if you do have video of Kubina, please send it to Shanahan so he can suspend him for 3 games, us Flyers fans would appreciate that.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/19/12 at 12:14 AM ET

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No idea…. What I do know is the league suspended three starters from the penguins prior to an elimination game for the same crap that Reinaldo and kubina just pulled in this game.  Regardless of history kubina and Ronaldo deserve suspensions as well.  Also, how does Cooke get thrown out of the game for taking three cross checks to the face?

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/19/12 at 12:16 AM ET

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He definitely had a crazy look in his eyes.

As far as Bylsma goes, he definitely went with a 1-2-2 once the game got out of hand.  It was effective, but with a 7 goal lead, it’s hard not to be effective.  I only got to listen to the first due to work stuff, but I hope he finally did make a change.

Two big things for the Pens was getting to both Philly goalies and not allowing any goals in the last two periods.  Fleury made a couple big stops.  Hopefully that translates to game 5.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 04/19/12 at 12:17 AM ET

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Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/18/12 at 11:16 PM ET

That was crazy, but at the same time, the refs most likely didn’t want Sunday to happen again.  Simmonds didn’t do much either, but at least they were proactive about it.  Hell, if they would have thrown Neal out after the Giroux hit instead of making him go to the bench, a lot may have not happened at the end of the game at least.  Sucks for Cooke, but I’m sure he wasn’t too mad with how the game was at that point.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 04/19/12 at 12:19 AM ET

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Very curious how NBC showed us 80 angles of Neal, asham, and Adams but nothing of kubina on Cooke.  NBC is a joke and the commentators are jokes as well.  A big FU to Philly tonight and all the crap they served up over the past two days.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/19/12 at 12:19 AM ET

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I tried to find a Cooke/Kubina but no luck, even the TSN highlights don’t show it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/19/12 at 12:30 AM ET

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There was also a penalty where read went high with a hit to despres’s head in what seemed at the time to be a frustration play as well.  I am not trying to complain, but it’s real hard not to after all the faux anger Philly conjured up about plays the pens were doing in the blowout game 3… Which ended up creating a firestorm of anger that shanny was forced to deal with…  I only hope that he is fair in his punishment towards Philly and Reinaldo, kubina, and reed.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/19/12 at 12:42 AM ET

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I knew flyers will lose when i heard Chris Lee was the ref tonight. How can you play a hockey game with 12 penalties in the first 30 mins of a hockey games and one team getting 5 consecutive power plays? This is how penguins are so successful. They rely on the cheap calls being called by the retards in black and white stripes. Plus this is over action by the league by what happen the past two weeks.  I bet you if this was a veteran ref crew, it would of been called somewhere down the middle.

As for Rinaldo, he has a target on back from the league office.

Posted by FlyersFan on 04/19/12 at 12:52 AM ET

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The flyers had five straight pp’s in the first period including an EXTENDED 5-3 pp which they scored twice on.  Not sure how your argument holds up there.  And never forget briere was offsides.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/19/12 at 12:56 AM ET

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I know that Matt Cooke has a bad reputation over the years but he has turned his game aroud 180 degrees this year. That being said when is he going to get some slack from the refs. Kubina pummels him with cross check and he ends up getting 2 minutes for holding the stick and 10 minutes for unsportsman like conduct. Really?

Posted by Randy from Butler PA on 04/19/12 at 12:57 AM ET

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It doesnt excuse Flyers play. It’s one game, they just need correct pk issues because they look to relax on pk and got spoiled. They also need to stop letting the pens making lateral passes against Bryz. Like they always sasy, the fourth game is always the hardest one to win…..

Posted by FlyersFan on 04/19/12 at 01:02 AM ET

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How can you play a hockey game with 12 penalties in the first 30 mins of a hockey games and one team getting 5 consecutive power plays? This is how penguins are so successful

This coming from the fan of a team that led the league in power play opportunities and power play time during the regular season.

Posted by cs6687 on 04/19/12 at 05:14 AM ET

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I’m not sure the penalties mattered.  You could see in the first few minutes that the Flyers were very sloppy and unfocused—and probably not real sure what to expect form the Pens or the refs.  It was easy to see a bow out coming.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/19/12 at 10:04 AM ET

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I’m not sure the penalties mattered.  You could see in the first few minutes that the Flyers were very sloppy and unfocused—and probably not real sure what to expect form the Pens or the refs.  It was easy to see a bow out coming.

I actually felt the opposite. I thought for the first time in the series the pens didnt come out as the best team.  The flyers were cycling in the zone within the first 10 seconds of the game and had a goal after the first 80 seconds.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/19/12 at 10:33 AM ET

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Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/19/12 at 09:33 AM ET

True, but once they called the junk penalties on the Penguins, I knew it would only be a matter of time before they came down on the Flyers similarly and it would turn into a PP show and the Pens’ was due to explode at some point and not give up the shorthanded goals.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/19/12 at 10:35 AM ET

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I didn’t want to watch any of this game since it would prove that stupidity and hype produce better ratings. After about 5 minutes of sloppy hockey, I’m glad I changed the channel. The first few games were compelling because no lead is safe, but at some point the team that actually plays disciplined hockey is going to take this series.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 04/19/12 at 10:39 AM ET

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Sounds like I made a good decision not to watch this game.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/19/12 at 11:11 AM ET

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I watched Sens/Rangers which was much more competitive.  I watched a little bit of this game and saw the refs coming down hard.  Just kind of makes me laugh…they blew it in the last game so they come down heavy handed in this one?

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 04/19/12 at 11:19 AM ET

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Here’s the Kubina/Cooke incident some people were looking for.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/19/12 at 12:27 PM ET

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I’m not sure the penalties mattered.  You could see in the first few minutes that the Flyers were very sloppy and unfocused—and probably not real sure what to expect form the Pens or the refs

Bingo. Having 8 rookies in the lineup in this kinda situation does play a factor. Last night was product of entire season last night, they struggle at home. I’m glad that game 5 is on the road on a quick turn around for flyers.

Posted by FlyersFan on 04/19/12 at 01:20 PM ET

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This coming from the fan of a team that led the league in power play opportunities and power play time during the regular season.

Posted by cs6687 on 04/19/12 at 04:14 AM ET

i thought hits from kennedy and malkin on grossman in front of Chris Lee and McCauley were illegal but wasn’t called….

if anyone has a video please post

Posted by FlyersFan on 04/19/12 at 02:07 PM ET

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