Penguins simply a mess in Game 5

Updated: April 24, 2009, 9:19 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Ever take a cake out of the oven too early and it collapses into an unsightly, gelatinous mess? Well, that's sort of what the Pittsburgh Penguins resembled in their first attempt at closing out the Philadelphia Flyers in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series.

Instead of showing the sense of purpose that marked their play through the first three rounds of the playoffs last season, the Penguins turned in a strangely dispassionate performance on home ice, losing ...

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