Sean Couturier injured, but Travis Konecny’s first career hat trick, Carter Hart’s goaltending lift Flyers over Penguins, 5-2

PHILADELPHIA — Beating their king tormentor, Sidney Crosby, and the Pittsburgh Penguins twice in a row to start the season wasn’t an easy task. And it was made more difficult Friday night when Sean Couturier, the Flyers’ star center, left the game with an injury early in the first period and did not return. But even without Couturier, the Travis Konecny-led Flyers completed the unlikely sweep at the Wells Fargo Center, 5-2, against their bitter cross-state rivals. Konecny scored the first hat trick of his career and Carter Hart was brilliant in the nets as the opportunistic Flyers swept the Pe…

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