Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to start Game 5

The Penguins immediately pushed back after the Kucherov goal and had the run of play for the rest of the period.

After going pointless in the first two games, Kucherov now has seven points in the past three games.

The Penguins may have to move forward without defenceman Trevor Daley, who sustained a lower-body injury after colliding with Tampa Bay's Ryan Callahan and had to be helped to the trainer's room. None other than Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin.

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has been stressing for weeks his team has multiple goaltenders capable of taking the franchise to the Stanley Cup. Ironically, Fleury was at his best as a playoff goalie way back in 2008, when he won 14 games with gaudy.933 and 1.97 numbers. "We just try to make the best decisions and make the most of the situation that we're in".

Sullivan said he will name a Game 6 starter on Tuesday.

Signs of confidence from the Penguins in the form of two guarantees of a Game 6 win without either player actually using the word guarantee. Both are capable, and although Fleury took the loss tonight, he has much more experience as a netminder. Without Steven Stamkos and Ben Bishop, the Bolts have realized that they need to take advantage of every little chance they can to get the better of opponents. They needed to push their opponents, and that's exactly what they did. He is proving that previous year wasn't a fluke. He's risky when he gets going and a big reason the Lightning won this game (as well as the last one).

According to Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, the Penguins have faith in their rookie goalie. In the final seconds of the penalty kill, the Lightning worked the puck into the offensive zone.

With barely a second remaining in the opening period, Brian Dumoulin broke the deadlock and Patric Hornqvist increased the Penguins' advantage less than two minutes into the second. Just as Vasilevskiy seemed ready to grab it, Kunitz nudged it into the net for his fourth of the playoffs and third of the series.

Here's a look at Pittsburgh's most productive lines from a puck possession perspective, using the Corsi For percentage metric (via Corsica.ca).

Penguins Goalie Matt Murray makes a save in game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning TAMPA, Fla. The Penguins lost that game 4-3.

Heroes: Team Canada, Brendan Gallagher, Brad Marchand, Robby Fabri, Vladimir Tarasenko, Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman, Alex Killorn, Marc-André Fleury, Big Papi Ortiz, Jackie Bradley Jr., Madison Bumgarner, Ariane Fortin, Bismack Biyombo &&&& last but not least, Rougned Odor. If there's one National Hockey League team/ fanbase that can attest to that, it's the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have been without Steven Stamkos (blood clot) for the entire postseason, and have also had to prevail through stints without Victor Hedman, Anton Stralman, Tyler Johnson, while now being without goaltender Ben Bishop (leg). Johnson's shot from the left point deflected to Kucherov behind the net, and he easily beat Fleury on a wraparound.

The 4-3 victory on the road gave Tampa Bay a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. He's done his job and he's done it well. "I'm not saying it doesn't give you ulcers, but there's a quiet calm about this group".

For the Penguins, a lackluster opening 40 minutes put them in a 4-0 hole in game four. In terms of decisiveness, though, that went to to Lightning. He was in position to be the difference maker in a game that started slipping away from the Penguins halfway through the second period and just couldn't come up with the big save as he'd done so many times earlier this season.

Olli Maatta, back after being benched for three games for uneven play, figured on two of the Penguins' first three goals - exactly what Sullivan wanted upon returning him to the lineup.

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