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Rod Brind'Amour broke a 1-1 tie at 9 minutes into the third period and Eric Desjardins and John LeClair added insurance goals as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 for their second consecutive victory.

It was only the second time in 20 games the Flyers won at Civic Arena going 2-13-5 in that span.

"We're trying to win games no matter what building we're in. It isn't like we come into Pittsburgh and there's this big cloud over our heads." Eric Lindros said.

Pittsburgh outshot and clearly outplayed the Flyers for most of the game, but goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck played a strong game and Philadelphia's penalty killing shut down the top power-play unit in the league. Pittsburgh went 0 for 7 in power-play.

"It obviously wasn't in the game plan to come out, take a lot of penalties and give them a lot of power plays," Vanbiesbrouck said.

Vanbiesbrouck broke a personal five-game winless streak and revenged a bad game in Pittsburgh when the Flyers blew a 3-0 lead and had to settle for a tie.

"I think everyone had a sense of purpose tonight," defenseman Eric Desjardins said. "I know Johnny came out real strong."

Keith Jones started the scoring in the second period giving the Flyers 1-0 lead before Robert Lang scored Pittsburgh's lone goal tying the game.

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