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After staving off elimination, the Sharks return dwelling attempting to maintain their season alive, whereas the Penguins attempt to put them away when the puck drops on Recreation 6 of the Stanley Cup Ultimate on the SAP Heart in San Jose on Sunday.
San Jose seems to be to outlive its second straight elimination sport on this collection after profitable Recreation 5, whereas Pittsburgh tries win its first Stanley Cup since 2009 and fourth in franchise historical past. The Penguins took a 2-0 collection lead, however the Sharks got here again in Recreation 3 with an additional time victory. Pittsburgh then took a commanding 3-1 lead after Recreation 4.
With its season on the road in Recreation 5, San Jose notched a 4-2 victory to ship the collection again to California for Recreation 6. It was a blistering begin fo the Sharks as Brent Burns notched his seventh aim of the playoffs and Logan Couture scored his ninth.
The Penguins had been fast to battle again as Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin every tallied for the sixth time this postseason. Melker Karlsson then capped the first-period scoring together with his fifth of the playoffs. After being held scoreless by way of the primary 4 video games of the ultimate, Joe Pavelski picked up his playoff-leading 14th marker of the spring.
“We’re nonetheless alive,” Pavelski, the Sharks captain, stated after Recreation 5 through NHL.com. “We nonetheless need to come again right here, however there’s plenty of work to get to that time and plenty of focus that shall be wanted and plenty of dedication.We will want some extra of that the identical approach we had tonight.”
Couture now has a team-leading 20 assists and 29 factors within the playoffs. Phil Kessel notched an help on Thursday and leads the Penguins in objectives (10) and factors (22), whereas Nick Bonino has a club-leading 14 helpers.
The posts weren’t sort to the Penguins in Recreation 5 and Matt Murray yielded three objectives on 21 pictures on the opposite finish of the ice.
“I felt like I used to be up to the mark tonight, to be trustworthy,” stated the rookie Murray, who’s 14-6 with a 2.14 goals-against common and a .923 save share this postseason through NHL.com. “They sort of fanned on the [third] one. I most likely may’ve performed [Brent] Burns’ aim just a little bit higher. I felt actually good. I felt like I used to be on prime of it. I used to be nice within the second and third, I believed. I made some good saves.”
Martin Jones had an enormous sport for San Jose in beween the pipes with its season on the road, making 44 saves and permitting simply two objectives. Jones is 14-9 with a 2.16 GAA and a .922 save share within the playoffs.
Recreation Particulars & Dwell Stream
Matchup: Penguins at Sharks Stanley Cup Ultimate Recreation 6
Time: 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT)
Venue: SAP Heart, San Jose, Calif.
Radio: Pittsburgh (105.9 WXDX); San Jose (KFOX 98.5);
Sequence: 3-2 Penguins.
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