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Penguins Rout Flyers 10-3 In Game 4 And Cut Series To 3-1 (VIDEO)

By DAN GELSTON 04/18/12 11:17 PM ET AP

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, and Marc-Andre Fleury celebrate after winning Game 4 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoffs hockey series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Philadelphia. Pittsburgh won 10-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) new faster beta version available try it

PHILADELPHIA — Pushed to the brink of a sweep, Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal pushed back with a vengeance, helping the Penguins score nine goals in the first two periods in a 10-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday in their opening-round playoff series.

Staal had a hat trick, Malkin scored his first two goals of the series and Crosby added one to help the Penguins cut the series deficit to 3-1. Game 5 is Friday in Pittsburgh.

Marc-Andre Fleury settled down after a shaky first period and had his best game of the series, easily outplaying counterpart Ilya Bryzgalov.

The Flyers led 3-2 when the Penguins reeled off eight straight goals to win the most lopsided game of the series.

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