Updates with new lead, quotes. The opening face-off is at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 22, and you'll be able to watch the game live on NBC.
"They always say if you're going to beat the champs, you got to be decidedly better than them", Wayne Simmonds said. He only played 49 games during the regular season, but Sanheim played in four games during the postseason. Those following his picks all season have more than $5,600 to show for it. While the Flyers' campaign is now over, this certainly was a remarkable series for Couturier and it comes after a breakout regular season where he scored 31 goals and 76 points in 82 games.
NOTES: Malkin was scratched with a leg injury.
When considering that Sean Couturier wasted no time putting his team on the board by scoring the game's first goal in the within the first three minutes of the game, Philadelphia seemed to be carrying the momentum early on, that is until it all fell apart.
"We're still down, but we've battled all year", Couturier said. "We did that. Now we have to win the next one". And it's not like Couturier was playing timidly out there, he was battling to do anything in his power to force a Game 7.
Mistakes that injected some actual tension into a series devoid of it coming in. He has been named a Selke Trophy finalist for his great season and only added to that in the playoffs. Pittsburgh has gotten there by developing a killer instinct under head coach Mike Sullivan that it lacked at times before his arrival in December, 2015. This was the third consecutive year they have advanced as they continue their quest for three straight Stanley Cups. With the win, the Penguins won the best out of seven series four games to two.
Jake Guentzel and Bryan Rust scored for the Penguins.
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Coincidence that Guentzel had Crosby by his side while it was happening?
Scott Laughton teamed with Couturier to put the Flyers up, 4-2, with 7:46 left in the second. The so-called home ice edge in Philly lost some shine with large pockets of empty seats for a must-win Game 6.
The Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory posted a note that read, "Help us send our condolences to the Philadelphia Flyers and their fans, with these custom prayer cards memorializing their run in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs".
The total has gone over in 11 of the Penguins' last 13 road games.
The Philadelphia Flyers received the knockout punch against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Sunday's Afternoon Game 6 contest. He took matters into his own hands and skated the puck out of the zone himself.
"Okay, those of you that have been throwing them, you've done it now!" poor Nolan finally said in agony.