Pens shutout Flyers for 3-1 series lead

VIDEO Flyers' Sean Couturier goes down at practice possibly hurt

The Penguins have made scoring look quite easy at times, and perhaps no play illuminated that more than Sidney Crosby's goal Wednesday night to give Pittsburgh a 4-0 lead (Crosby can make the hard look more simple, but this was a bit different). Don't worry. No bones were involved.

The Penguins lead the first-round playoff series 3-1 as its shifts to Pittsburgh for Game 5. The nine points has moved him ahead of Mario Lemieux as the all-time playoff scoring leader in Penguins history. Back-up goalie Michal Neuvirth didn't fair much better, giving up two goals on just 13 shots. Forsberg now has five points through four games in the series.

The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions put the Flyers on the brink of elimination Wednesday night as they coasted to a 5-0 win before a restless sellout crowd at the Wells Fargo Center. "Right now we have to forget about this game and try to refocus ... and try to get a game in Pittsburgh and bring it back here".

"Obviously it's disappointing, but nobody's quitting in this room and feeling sorry for ourselves", said rookie center Nolan Patrick, who, with Sean Couturier injured, centered the top line for the first time this season, had a team-high six shots, and won six of eight faceoffs but was minus-3 on the night.

And as the Flyers walked off the ice for what will likely be the last time at home this season, they did so with their heads collectively down and the sound of boos still raining down from the few fans still remaining. It was a way to avoid a sluggish start like Monday when Colorado scored three times in the first period of Game 3. Somehow, the Flyers were 5-1 winners of Game 2. "(The Flyers are) good players. There were two really weak calls against the Flyers in the opening period.

Kris Letang tripled the Penguins' lead in the 2nd after burying a shot off Andrew MacDonald's stick and the goal post, chasing Brian Elliott from the game.

Entering game four, the team that had scored the first goal in each of the first three games of the series proceeded to score the next three, and that happened again Wednesday night. So great, in fact, that the Flyers still go to her now and then (usually when they need a victory as badly as they did in Game 4) by putting her on the video board in a powerful duet with Lauren Hart, who is standing on the ice below.

The Penguins played keep away most of the third, rolling four lines even quicker and coasted into Friday's up coming game.

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