Pittsburgh, PA – Jakub Voracek tallied 2:23 into overtime, capping a rally from a three-goal deficit and giving the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal from CONSOL Energy Center.
Matt Carle's attempted centering feed from the left wing made it on goal. However, Penguins defenseman Kris Letang accidentally cleared the puck to the right side, where Voracek was alone to sweep it into an open net.
Danny Briere scored twice and Brayden Schenn tied the game late in the third for the Flyers, who had never before won a postseason game when trailing 3-0 after one period of play.
Ilya Bryzgalov shook off some early rust and earned the win with 25 saves.
Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy and Pascal Dupuis lit the lamp in the opening 20 minutes for the Penguins. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 26 shots for the loss.