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That comes Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center, which probably is going to sound and feel a bit more somber by then. Maybe a lower level of hype could work in favor of the Flyers, who buckled in a 7-0 loss amid the glitz of the series opener Wednesday night, only to turn it all around Friday in a less distractive Game 2 victory there.

The Flyers, who generally achieved a rather mediocre home record this season, do occasionally have trouble keeping their wits about them in front of the home folks. But they’re absolutely going to have to do that in Game 4 to have a better outcome.

“There was a lot of intensity at the start of the game,” Claude Giroux said. “It was pretty loud … and we did a good job coming out in the first period. But they got that first goal (a wrap-around by Sidney Crosby, his first on a four-point day) and we had to play catchup. Then we had some penalites. … It’s not good enough.”

“Four penalties in the second game, they didn’t score,” Jake Voracek said. “But seven is too many. It’s hard to play against that team if you don’t stay out of the box. In happened in Game 1 and happened in Game 3. They’re going to have momentum. The’re too good of a team not to create chances, not to create momentum.”

The Penguins did that and more amid a three-goal second period which was helped along by power play goals by Derick Brassard and Evgeni Malkin. They would be part of a 3-for-7 power play performance by the Pens on this day, something more representative of the NHL-leading 26.2 percent success ratio they had.

“Thats the thing with that team, they don’t need many opportunities to score,” Voracek said. “A lucky bounce and they score the first one, and a couple of power plays and they score two goals. … I don’t think hockey like that, like we did today, is going to win us a series.”

“I don’t know if it’s frusttation or if it’s like, you get caught moving your feet and you’re reaching a little bit, and that’s what happens,” Elliott said. “You lose control of your stick a little bit and that’s when penalties are called. It’s definitely not an excuse. We did it to oursevles. We have to make it a focus not to take penalties like that.”

“Just doing the little things out there that give me success,” said Read, who was recalled from the Phantoms on March 8. The Flyers’ penalty killing improved over the season’s last month, though it finished overall at a suspect 29th ranking of the 31 NHL teams.

“He’s so smart. He’s easy to play with, he’s easy to read off,” Read said of Couturier. “Since the beginning of his career he’s always been that kind of defensive forward but this year his numbers took off. He has an offensive sense now, obviously.”

It carried over into the first two playoff games in Pittsburgh, as the Penguins were held to one power play goal on eight tries. They scored three power play goals Sunday, though the first one came with a broken Flyers stick that essentially made it a two-man advantage, and the second one was on a four skaters to three advantage that gave Malkin all the room he’d need against Elliott.

NOTES >> The Flyers were fairly dominant in the first period, but couldn’t put a puck in the net. Would have to think that should lead to Dave Hakstol finally moving Travis Konecny back to the top line for Game 4. … Hello? … Claude Giroux, when asked to comment on the faceoff he lost to Crosby that the Penguins captain quickly turned into a perfect tee-up for a Justin Schultz goal through Elliott’s legs: “Nice play by him.”