There were a lot of questions for the Penguins heading into this game. The biggest concern is that they wouldn’t have their captain in the lineup. Sidney Crosby was put on the NHL COVID list today and would have to sit out of this game tonight. The team seemed like they would sputter out of control, but that wasn’t the case. This team bonded together when it meant the most in this game. The shining star in this game is Kasperi Kapanen.
The young Fin put on a clinic in this game. He scores two goals, including an absolute beauty through the five-hole of goaltender Carter Hart. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been playing some great hockey recently. As a result, they have a record of 12-8-1. They are also tied for the last playoff spot in the East Division with these Flyers.
IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL pic.twitter.com/VuLnN6ogsV
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 3, 2021
The goal scorers for Pittsburgh tonight include Kasperi Kapanen (two), Bryan Rust, Cody Ceci, and Mike Matheson. Philadelphia got their goals scored by Joel Farabee because he got both goals for the Flyers. The Flyers are in a little bit of a slump right now. They have the team to turn this around soon, but they need to get their defense in order first. These two teams play again on Thursday.