Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fleury keeps the Penguins alive

The Penguins won game five of the Stanley Cup finals in triple overtime thanks to the excellent goaltending of Marc-Andre Fleury. He made 55 saves and was easily the best player on the ice all game long.

The Penguins were carrying a slim 2-1 lead through most of the second period and the beginning of the third. While it looked as if they would win it was only because they were being bailed out in goal, because the Red Wings were dominating the play. In the third period Detroit finally broke through and scored two goals to take the lead. Talbot however saved the day, scoring a goal with only three seconds remaining in regulation.

Fleury once again bailed the Penguins out again and again, until Sykora scored midway through the third overtime period with a secondary assist from Gonchar, who had been on the bench since midway through the third period.

Game six is back in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

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