And The Flower blooms again. The Penguins still can't stop the Philadelphia power play, but apparently goalie Marc-Andre Fleury decided he had seen enough. After sustaining the worst series of his career through four games, Fleury stole the show with a mesmerizing performance in the third period of Game 5 to give the Penguins a 3-2 victory against the Flyers. Fleury made no fewer than five brilliant saves during a Philadelphia power play seven minutes into the final period. He made saves on Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell and Brayden Schenn that brought the sold-out Consol Energy Center crowd to its feet. Game 6 is scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. The Flyers lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2, but momentum has swung toward the Penguins, who have won two in a row. This game, in many ways, was reminiscent of the Penguins' series against Detroit in the 2009 Stanley Cup Final. For much of that series, superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were held in check. They were on this night as well. In Malkin's case, he took two penalties. Yet, the third line of Jordan Staal, Tyler Kennedy and Matt Cooke were there to save the day. Oh, and Fleury had something to do with keeping the puck out of the Penguins' net.
Fleury keeps Penguins chugging
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Apr 21