Penguins vs. Flyers, game 65: lines, notes

The last time the Pittsburgh Penguins faced Philadelphia, they successfully protected a third-period lead and Marcus Pettersson earned a fighting major.

Which of those is the more rare occurrence might not immediately be clear.

In fairness, the Penguins actually have won 20 games this season when leading at the second intermission and that five-minute major Pettersson was assessed after surviving a bout with Flyers enforcer Nicolas Deslauriers at the Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 25 was the sixth of only seven he has received in 356 NHL games, according to (Deslauriers, by way of comparison, has 68 in 571.)

Click here to read more from

Download the FREE WPXI News app for breaking news alerts.

Follow Channel 11 News on Facebook and Twitter. | Watch WPXI NOW


Man, woman killed in Derry Township crash Norfolk Southern train derails in Springfield, Ohio; Residents asked to shelter in place Pittsburgh woman missing for more than 30 years found alive in Puerto Rico VIDEO: Dozens arrested after year-long federal investigation, drugs removed from Western Pa. DOWNLOAD the Channel 11 News app for breaking news alerts