facebook
twitter
search
search

NHL: Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 5 (OT)

Oct. 14, 2005 at 11:50 PM

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Mike Rathje scored a game-winning goal early in overtime Friday night as Philadelphia edged the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-5.

Simon Gagne scored two goals and added two assists, Peter Forsberg had four assists, and Antero Niittymaki stopped 15 of the Penguins' 20 shots as the Flyers improved to 2-2, while dropping the still winless Penguins to 0-2-3.

Philadelphia, which built an early four-goal lead, pelted the Pittsburgh goal with 41 shots, but could not thwart a Pittsburgh comeback.

Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, John LeClair added a goal, both Mario Lemieux and Ric Jackman had two assists, and Andre-Marc Fleury and Sebastien Caron combined for 35 saves for the Penguins. In relief, Caron made 19 stops after Fleury allowed four early tallies.

Philadelphia was 2-for-8 on the power play, while Pittsburgh went 2-for-6.

It was the Penguins' fourth straight overtime contest.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback