Pittsburgh Penguins Suffer Tough Loss in Game 5
The Pittsburgh Penguins are only one game away from clinching the second round of the playoffs; unfortunately, Thursday night was not their chance to do it. Game 5 ended up being a very disappointing loss for the Penguins. The Philadelphia Flyers shut them out with three points, pushing the first round into Game 6.
Both teams played an aggressive first period, holding off each other's efforts to make a goal. In fact, the Penguins tripled the Flyer's shots on goal with a total of 15. Then, in the second period, the Flyers put in an early goal. Only a couple of minutes later, Evgeni Malkin tied up the game, but it was recalled because the refs said that Malkin kicked the puck towards the net. Pittsburgh finished out the period trying to regain that tie they had lost. However, Philadelphia made another goal early into the third period. The Penguins still had hope until the Flyers put their third and final goal in.
Marc-Andre Fleury just couldn't stop the shots during Thursday night's game. He did manage to stop 23 of those shots. Hopefully, for the next game, he can come out and play like he has for the Penguins last couple of games.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will play their sixth, and hopefully final, game against the Flyers this Saturday, April 25 at 3:00 Eastern Time. Another loss to the Flyers and this game will be sent into a final game where elimination will be eminent.
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