Jaromir Jagr couldn't stop raving about Sean Couturier. The future Hall of Famer compared his 19-year-old teammate to a center who already is in the Hall, his old Pittsburgh linemate Ron Francis.

Jagr went on and on after his Flyers fell behind and came back yet again to steal another one from the Penguins, this 8-5 victory producing a 2-games-to-none lead in their first-round playoff series.

What Jagr liked best wasn't Couturier's goal with three seconds to go in the second period that tied the game 4-4 ... nor the one he scored 1:21 into the third to tie it again 5-5 ... nor his game-clinching, hat-trick tally that made it a two-goal game with 1:49 to go ... nor his assist that set up Claude Giroux's empty-netter that completed the scoring.

"Don't forget he had to play against the best player in the league, Malkin," Jagr reminded. "If he wouldn't score any goals, I would say he had a great game."

Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, the NHL scoring champion this season and probably MVP, managed just two assists and was a minus-4 in the shootout, his first two of the series, being shadowed all night by Couturier.