(PITTSBURGH) — The Penguins forced a game 6 after Marc-Andre Fleury recorded 24 saves in the 3-2 win over the Flyers on Friday night.
“(Fleury) was on and he made some huge ones,” Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said. “It definitely was the difference in the game. It’s the time of year when you need those and he came up big for us.”
Steve Sullivan, Jordan Staal, and Tyler Kennedy all scored goals in game 5 for the Penguins.
“The pace was still fast and furious,” Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette said. “It was physical … we just couldn’t get it in the back of the net as often. We had opportunities. We had good looks at it. Their goaltender made big saves at the end.”
Game 6 will be on Sunday.
“We’ve got to find a way to get that fourth one,” Philadelphia forward Claude Giroux said. “It’s probably the hardest game to win. We’ve just got to get it done.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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