Penguins lose to Flyers, drop to tie for first in East

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PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist for the Philadelphia Flyers in a 7-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Wells Fargo Center on Monday.

Joel Farabee had a goal and two assists for Philadelphia (23-22-7), which ended a three-game losing streak. Alex Lyon made 35 saves.

Sidney Crosby and Jason Zucker scored for Pittsburgh (34-16-3). Tristan Jarry made five saves after replacing Casey DeSmith to start the third period. DeSmith allowed four goals on 37 shots through the second period.

Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin had an assist in 14:07 in his first game since March 16. He missed 23 games with a lower-body injury.

Kevin Hayes scored for the first time in 17 games to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 5:58 of the first period. He took a shot from near the right post that DeSmith appeared to sprawl and save with his glove, but video review showed the puck crossed the goal line.

Shayne Gostisbehere made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 14:08.

Giroux gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead at 15:12. Sean Couturier rimmed the puck behind the Penguins net, and Travis Konecny tipped it to Giroux in front.

Wade Allison put the Flyers ahead 4-0 at 7:50 of the second period.

Crosby scored on the power play to make it 4-1 at 2:30 of the third period.

Zucker tipped a John Marino shot on a power play to make it 4-2 at 8:24.

Farabee made it 5-2 at 11:37, Giroux scored an empty-net goal to make it 6-2 at 17:39, and Robert Hagg scored at 18:55 for the 7-2 final.

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