Penguins beat Flyers 2-1 in SO on Kunitz's goal

Pittsburgh Penguins' Chris Kunitz, left, scores the game-winning goal past Philadelphia Flyers' Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, during a shootout in their NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Philadelphia. Pittsburgh won 2-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

March 24, 2011 7:11:54 PM PDT
Chris Kunitz's shootout goal lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Pittsburgh's Alex Kovalev scored the first shootout goal. He was matched by Philadelphia's Danny Briere. Kunitz got the final shootout attempt through the legs of Sergei Bobrovsky for the winner.

Philadelphia's Mike Richards and Pittsburgh's Tyler Kennedy scored goals in regulation.

The Flyers played in their fourth straight shootout and reached overtime for the fifth time in six games. They have won only one of those games that needed extra time and are losing their grip on the Eastern Conference lead.