For the Flyers, there has been a formula to their wins and losses in their playoff series with the Penguins.
Flyers star defenseman Ivan Provorov was injured late in Friday's game, but GM Ron Hextall wouldn't say whether he would play Sunday.
The Flyers showed character by avoiding elimination Friday in Pittsburgh, rallying for a 4-2 win. Can they do it again in Game 6 Sunday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center?
Claude Giroux ends his scoring drought, Valtteri Filppula gets three points and Sean Couturier nails the winner as the Flyers avoid elimination.
The Flyers stayed alive with clutch play from Sean Couturier and Michal Neuvirth.
After a one-game absence, center Sean Couturier returned to the Flyers' lineup Friday but started the game on the third line because he is apparently not 100 percent.
The Flyers said whether the injured center will play Friday night in Pittsburgh will be a game-time decision.
Who could have foreseen that just making the playoffs would look so bad?
The Flyers, who haven't won a playoff series since 2012, will try to stave off elimination Friday night in Pittsburgh.
The top-line center hopes he'll be back for the win-or-go-home Game 5 Friday night in Pittsburgh.
Last month a 2015 deposition given by Gary Bettman was unsealed, revealing the NHL commissioner's views on the link between CTE and head injuries in hockey.
Sean Couturier's absence sent a team already in search of answers in search of miracles.
The Penguins are just a better team than the Flyers, a lot better, and asking Brian Elliott or Michal Neuvirth to make up the difference is asking too much.