PHILADELPHIA — The kitschy light-up bracelets flickered in the darkened arena and another packed house jeered at Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby.

The thing Philly fans haven't yet accepted about Crosby over the last 13 years is that such jeers have rarely worked — especially when he’s playing the Flyers.

Crosby matched a postseason-best with four points on a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence the raucous crowd and beat Philadelphia 5-1 on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

"When we needed to, we made some good plays, we got some big saves and that's you need this time of year," Crosby said.

Crosby, who has 93 points in 63 career regular-season games against Philly, shut up the orange-and-black die-hards with a wraparound goal off a turnover midway through the first.

Crosby had a hat trick in Game 1 and the three-time Stanley Cup champion showed no sign of easing up against his nemesis.

The Flyers haven't won a playoff series since 2012 and pulled out all the theatrical stops in their return to the postseason after a one-year absence.

Flyers fans even stuck photos of the hated Crosby inside the urinals throughout the arena.

"It's not the first building that's happened in," Crosby said, smiling. "I don't know if they stole that idea from someone else."

Game 4 is Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

Crosby scored his fourth goal of the series in the first period, and Derick Brassard, Evgeni Malkin and Brian Dumoulin scored in the second to make it 4-0. Malkin and Dumoulin scored 5 seconds apart.

"After the third goal, I should've taken a timeout," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. "That would've been one thing to stop that momentum."

Justin Schultz made it 5-1 in the third on Pittsburgh's third power-play goal of the game.

Matt Murray stopped 26 shots to make it stick.

Travis Sanheim scored late in the third for the Flyers' lone goal.

Sharks 3, Ducks 2: Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, Martin Jones made 28 saves and San Jose excelled on the road again, beating Anaheim on Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Marcus Sorensen and Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks, who gave another disciplined, organized performance while moving halfway to their first playoff series victory since their Stanley Cup Final run in 2016. The Sharks also are halfway to their first playoff series victory over Anaheim, their longtime downstate rivals.

Hampus Lindholm had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who are leaving Honda Center with an 0-2 series deficit for the third time in their last five playoff series.

Jakob Silfverberg scored in the opening minute and John Gibson stopped 32 shots as Anaheim dropped to 3-6 in its last nine home playoff games overall.

Game 3 is Monday night in San Jose.