PITTSBURGH - The Flyers overcame an early 2-0 deficit and tied the game at 4-4 on Sean Couturier's goal with 2.8 seconds left in the second period.
Heading into the third period, the Flyers also had shorthanded goals from Max Talbot and Claude Giroux. Giroux also had a power-play tally.
It took all of 15 seconds for the Penguins to take a 1-0 lead.
Capitalizing on a quick Flyers line change, Sidney Crosby got behind defenseman Matt Carle, took a pass from Steve Sullivan and scored from out front.
The Flyers have allowed the first goal in 12 of the last 14 games.
Midway through the period, Chris Kunitz's PP goal made it 2-0.
The Flyers have led at the 10-minute mark in just four of the last 57 games. Four.
Hard to believe, Harry.
The Flyers, as usual, staged a comeback. They drew to within 2-1 on Max Talbot's shorthanded goal. A hustling Talbot knocked in a rebound of a shot by Claude Giroux, who was stopped on a breakaway.
With 17.2 seconds left in the first, the Penguins increased their lead to 3-1 when Paul Martin scored from the high slot as Ilya Bryzgalov appeared to be screened by Brayden Schenn.
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The Flyers are trying to win the first two playoff games on the road for the second time in their history; they did it in Buffalo in 1997.