The Phillies are off to a 9-1 start at Citizens Bank Park this season, tying the 1964 club for the best home start in franchise history.
The Penguins showed the Flyers they have lots of work to do before they are Stanley Cup contenders. That said, the Flyers made positive strides this season.
Dave Hakstol said his young team played with newfound freedom and confidence in their Game 5 win and their Game 6 loss, which ultimately gave the Penguins a four-games-to-two first-round win.
JJ Redick is averaging a postseason career-high 18.3 points.
Through five starts this season, Phillies righthander Nick Pivetta has been a more consistent pitcher because of improved command. Pivetta was solid again Sunday in an 11-inning win over the Pirates.
The Penguins overcame a 4-2 deficit and pulled away from a 4-4 third-period tie as they whipped the Flyers, 8-5, and won the series in six games.
The Phillies are just a half game out of first place in the National League East after taking four straight from Pittsburgh.
The visiting team has won three of the four games of the series, so the Sixers return home focused on Game 5, not the Bucks-Celtics series.
It hasn't been a particularly fruitful draft area for the Eagles in recent years. Remember Todd Pinkston? Winston Justice?
Winning the Super Bowl means drafting 32nd overall in the first round, and the picks the team used to build the winning roster right now leave a gaping hole on Day 2.
Ben Simmons became the youngest player to record a postseason triple-double.
The Flyers will try to stave off elimination for a second straight game, but Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray has a 9-1 record in playoff games following a loss.
The Union were out-shot by a margin, and manager Jim Curtin notably made only two of his three allowable substitutions.
Simmons is averaging 19.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 9.8 assists and 2.5 steals in the four postseason games.