The Flyers lost Game 6 to the Penguins in the 1st round of the playoffs, eliminating them from the playoffs. This is the 2nd straight season that the Penguins have eliminated the Flyers from postseason play.
This was an extremely frustrating loss as the Flyers held a 3-0 lead in the 2nd period of this game. You cannot lose a game in which you have a 3-0 lead at any point in the game, I don't care what the circumstances. From that point on, the Penguins dominated the game and the Flyers could not get any offensive zone pressure at all. The ice was slanted towards the Flyers end the entire 2nd and 3rd periods, and as the Penguins were able to tie up the game at 3 apiece by the end of the 2nd period. As the 3rd period started, and the Penguins continued to put pressure on the Flyers, you knew, unfortunately, that it was only a matter of time before the Pens took the lead. They did just that, and went up 4-3. The Flyers did have some chances at the end of the game, including Giroux hitting the post. The Penguins added an empty netter to win the game 5-3.
It is a very disappointing end to the season, that at times during the season looked very promising. The Flyers struggled down the stretch, and ended up without home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Penguins were also a very tough team to draw in the 1st round, as they might have more skill than any other team in the Eastern Conference. There are no excuses however, as the Flyers had plenty of opportunities in this game, and in this series to win.