PITTSBURGH — The San Jose Sharks were means to wand off rejecting with a 4-2 win over a Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of a Stanley Cup finals Thursday night during Consol Energy Center. The Penguins lead this best-of-seven array 3-2, with Game 6 slated for 8 p.m. ET Sunday during SAP Center in San Jose, California.
How it happened: Backed by an superb goaltending opening by Martin Jones, who finished with 44 saves, a Sharks hold off a Penguins en track to victory. Sharks core Logan Couture had a idea and dual assists, while Brent Burns, Melker Karlsson and Joe Pavelski (empty-netter) combined a idea each. A sum of 5 goals were scored in a opening period. The Sharks gained a two-goal advantage for their initial lead of a series, though it lasted usually 4:01 as a Penguins scored twice in a camber of 22 seconds to tie a diversion during 2-2. The Sharks regained a lead and finished a initial duration with a 3-2 advantage. The Penguins put on a clever pull in a second period, though Jones came adult with a integrate of timely saves, including a essential stop on Penguins core Nick Bonino with 4:52 remaining in a period. Bonino had a right side far-reaching open though Jones done a extensive pad save to secure a Sharks’ one-goal lead.
What it means: The Sharks are behind in this array and will have a possibility to force a determining Game 7 with a win in Game 6 on home ice Sunday during SAP Center. The Penguins sojourn one win divided from a Stanley Cup victory.