Twin Hat Tricks Lead Flyers Past Penguins

Philadelphia rolls 8-2, snaps Pittsburgh's 4-game win streak
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2007 11:51 PM CST
Philadelphia Flyers' Joffrey Lupul, left,and Daniel Briere celebrate after Lupul scored his third goal of the game against Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec....   (Associated Press)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Two different Flyers netted three goals each as Philadelphia steam-rolled Pittsburgh 8-2. Joffrey Lupul had three assists to go along with his hat trick, while his teammate R.J. Umberger only notched two assists to accompany his trio of tallies. Sidney Crosby had assists on both goals for the Penguins, who saw their four-game winning streak snapped by their divisional rival, reports the AP.

The Flyers scored less than two minutes into the game but the Penguins tied it at 2-2 by the first intermission. That score wouldn’t last, though, as Philadelphia registered three unanswered goals in the second. The Penguins pulled goaltender Dany Sabourin after that period, but his replacement, Ty Conklin, didn’t fare much better, as he allowed three goals in the third.