Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne scored for the Flyers, who have lost three consecutive games to start a season for the first time since 1995. Goalie Antero Niittymaki made his first start for Philadelphia and allowed three goals on 28 shots.
The clubs met for the first time since Pittsburgh eliminated the Flyers in five games in last season's Eastern Conference finals.
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