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FLYERS SCORE LATE TO UPEND PENGUINS, 4-2

Monday, 01.23.2006 / 12:00 AM / Pittsburgh Penguins
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FLYERS SCORE LATE TO UPEND PENGUINS, 4-2

Mike Knuble’s late goal lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday.

The loss pushed the Penguins' losing streak to 10 games. It matches the third-longest losing skid in franchise history.

Philadelphia’s Michal Handzus poked in a rebound with 45.5 seconds left in the first period for a 1-0 Flyers lead.

Petr Nedved’s power-play goal gave the Flyers a 2-0 5:07 into the second period. Nedved benefited from a good rebound as the puck deflected off the end boards from the near side and shot out to the far side to Nedved, who buried the puck into the goal.

Mark Recchi deflected Rob Scuderi’s shot past Antero Niittymaki with 5:58 left in the second period. Michel Ouellet slipped a pass from behind the net out to Scuderi, who was along the far boards. He sent a snap-shot toward the net and Recchi deflected it past Niittymaki.

Michel Ouellet scored a power-play goal with 7:42 left in the contest. He took a cross-ice pass from Sidney Crosby near the far post and one-timed it past Niittymaki. Recchi had the other assist.

Mike Knuble deflected Derian Hatcher’s shot past Marc-Andre Fleury to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead with 2:05 remaining.

Simon Gagne added an empty-net goal with five seconds remaining.

ICE CHIPS: Ric Jackman, Eric Boguniecki, Andre Roy and Lyle Odelein were the Penguins’ healthy scratches.

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