Pens win 3-2, Tanger gets 2 points !

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Marc-Andre Fleury restored order to his goal crease and his team’s Stanley Cup hopes.

Fleury turned aside 24 shots – a dozen in a frantic third period – and the Penguins fended off elimination with a 3-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

“He won them the game, plain and simple,” Philadelphia forward Scott Hartnell said.

Facing elimination, Fleury had no choice. The Flyers spent the game’s final 15 minutes doing everything they could to rattle him, bowling him over on more than one occasion and forcing him to make stops with one or two players draped around his white pads.

Yet after four wild games in which his goals-against average and his confidence took a beating, Fleury stood tall to trim Philadelphia’s lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Sunday in Philadelphia.

“(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.” >> Continue reading >>

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1st Period:

14:51 PIT WATCH! PPG – Steve Sullivan (2) Wrist Shot – Assists: K. Letang (3) & J. Neal (4)

2nd Period:

06:15 PIT WATCH! Jordan Staal (6) Snap Shot – Assists: T. Kennedy (3) & K. Letang (4)

 Two down, two to go: Penguins win, narrow series deficit to 3-2 – PostGazette

Fleury keeps Penguins chugging, 3-2 – TribLive

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