With a late goal in the third period (1:15 remaining) from Flyers’ Sean Couturier, Philadelphia would hang on for the 4-2 victory to force Game 6, which will take place on Sunday in Philadelphia.
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After an early goal by Claude Giroux, the Flyers would fall behind 2-1 in the second period, only to claw their way back with three unanswered goals in the second and third periods. Valteri Filppula would tie the game 2-2 in the second with a shorthanded goal with an assist from John Lehtera, which caused the momentum of the game, which had been tilted in the Penguins favour to that point, to be switched and the Flyers would take over.
With 18-seconds remaining, Matt Read would finish the game with an empty net goal to now make the series 3-2, with Pittsburgh still holding the lead.
Michael Neuvirth of the Flyers would stop 32 out of 34 shots for the victory, while Matt Murray would stop 25 out of 29 shots in the loss.
With the series now tighter than what was expected, only time will tell if the Philadelphia Flyers can continue to resist elimination, or will the Pittsburgh Penguins revert to the championship ways and complete the series finally? Find out this Sunday when the series continues with Game 6 at Wells Fargo arena in Philadelphia!