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Penguins get defensive in 4-2 win over Flyers

Michel Therrien has been criticized a helluva lot lately, including by yours truly.  But for at least one game, he certainly pulled all the right strings in a huge 4-2 win over the Flyers in Philly.

Therrien employed a 1-2-2 trap that effectively shutdown the Flyers’ high-flying offense, while placing rugged winger Matt Cooke on the first line with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to provide a little protection and to bang some bodies in front of the net.

Both moves worked to a “T”, and neither the Flyers, their fans, nor even their bush-league organist leading the “Crosby sucks” cheers could do anything to stop them.

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