Sharks stay alive in Stanley Cup with Game 5 win over Penguins

  • San Jose Sharks 4-2 Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Series now stands at 3-2 with Penguins one game from title

Throughout the entire Stanley Cup Finals, the San Jose Sharks have been unable to bust out of an offensive slump. They did so in the first period, scoring three goals including two in the first three minutes, and went on to take Game 5 4-2 and keep their season alive. The Penguins now lead the series 3-2 and Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals returns to San Jose Sunday night.

What was once a tight, relatively low-scoring series saw both teams explode for five goals in the first period alone. Though perhaps a little late in these finals, the Sharks showed why they ranked fourth in the NHL this season in goals per game to start the first period.

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