More trouble in Philly
The crowd sounds ready to revolt at the Wachovia Center tonight, where the Pittsburgh Penguins have taken a 4-1 lead early in the second period against the hometown Flyers. Antero Niittymaki didn't even make it to the 23-minute mark, as Robert Esche is now in goal.
Which, given his last outing, could get ugly.
UPDATE Five minutes later, it's 5-1 and Sidney Crosby has a hat trick.
UPDATE Evgeni Malkin adds to the Flyers' misery with his fifth goal of the season — which comes in his fifth game — to make the score 6-1. (Which makes you wonder: What's the longest goal-scoring streak to start an NHL career?)
UPDATE Apparently Malkin owns that record after scoring his fourth goal in his fourth game on Tuesday against New Jersey.
UPDATE The Pittsburgh Penguins move to 6-3-0 and to the top of the Atlantic Division with what was ultimately an 8-2 romp over their state rival. Expect more heads to roll in Philadelphia.