Flyers Drop Pens

Flyers hold off Crosby-less Penguins 3-2

Danny Briere, Wayne Simmonds and Scott Hartnell each scored to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby missed the first of two games as a precaution following a collision with teammate Chris Kunitz in Monday night's loss to Boston. Doctors told Crosby there was no indication he suffered another concussion. The 24-year-old Crosby suffered from concussion-like symptoms that sidelined him for more than 10 months this year. He could skate on Friday.

The Penguins could have used him. James Neal and Evgeni Malkin scored for Pittsburgh.

The Flyers built a 3-0 lead and held on a night after they rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat Buffalo in overtime.

But the Pens scored the last two goals of the game as the Flyers appeared to tire as they played for the second time in as many nights.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 25 of 27 shots to earn the win.

At 37 points, the win moved the Flyers into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.

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