Pittsburgh, PA – Backed by Marc-Andre Fleury, the Penguins lived to fight another day as they took a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Fleury was stellar in the third period, especially during the Flyers lone power play of the frame, as he stopped 14 shots in the final 20 minutes and finished the game with 24 saves.
The Penguins now trail this best-of-seven series, 3-2, and they are hoping to become just the fourth team in NHL history to rally from a 3-0 deficit. Game 6 is set for Sunday in Philadelphia.
Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy each posted a goal and an assist while Steve Sullivan also lit the lamp for the Penguins, who hope to join the 1942 Maple Leafs, 1975 Islanders and 2010 Flyers as the only teams to win a best-of-seven series after dropping the first three games.
Matt Carle and Scott Hartnell each scored their first goal of the playoffs for the Flyers, who received 20 saves from Ilya Bryzgalov.