Carle's Two Assists Leads Flyers Over Penguins

(above) Matt Carle battles for the puck along the boards

by Adam Kimelman

PITTSBURGH - With their backs to the wall, facing a win-or-go-home situation at a sold-out Mellon Arena, DU alum Matt Carle helped the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-0 victory in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.

Martin Biron made 28 saves for his second playoff shutout and first win in six decisions at Mellon Arena. Game 6 is Saturday afternoon at Philadelphia.

In the third period, Defenseman Matt Carle, who had a pair of assists, intercepted Philippe Boucher's clearing pass and fired a shot on net. The puck bounced to Darroll Powe, then onto Claude Giroux's stick -- and the rookie scored his second playoff goal into an open net at 3:25 of the third period to make it 2-0.

Stevens said. "Matty Carle, for me, I think he's been a terrific pickup for our hockey team. For a guy who's not that big he's really competitive on the puck, he shows no fear. He has calm with the puck all the time, makes a lot of subtle little plays that allow you to get out of your end with possession. He's a big reason we've had success this year."


Coach said...

Did anyone else notice that it was Matt who, with the Flyers ahead 1-0, tied up the Penquin player on a rebound so that all he could do was kick it in the goal? Correctly, the officials denied the goal.

du78 said...

I saw it. Good play by Matt.