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Physical Penguins toss down the gauntlet to Flyers

Updated: May 10, 2008, 12:45 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- If there was one defining sequence in the opening clash of the Eastern Conference finals, it was in early in the second period: While killing a penalty, Evgeni Malkin took the puck and raced in on the Philadelphia net for a short-handed scoring chance.

First Malkin was knocked down by Flyers forward Mike Richards, and the Flyers turned the puck back towards the Pittsburgh zone.

Malkin got up just as the Flyers turned the puck over in the Pittsburgh zone.

Then ...

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