The Pittsburgh Penguins are hosting the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday, start time at 8:00 PM ET.
Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are looking to capture the Stanley Cup trophy at home tonight as they currenlty lead 3-1 in the series. Sidney will be clinching another title. The Penguins outlasted San Jose in Game 4, 3-1, in which Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and assisted another while Matt Murray had 23 saves on the road. Ian Cole and Erick Fehr each scored a goal to compliment in the scoring.
In the postseason, Phil Kessel leads in points with 21 and in goals with 10. Nick Bonino tops in assists with 13 while Kris Letang leads in penalty minutes with 222. Murray yields 2.09 goals per game.
The Sharks have to take one game at a time for the rest of the way. Losing Game 4 at home had made it more difficult for the Sharks to win the Stanley Cup Finals. Melker Karlsson scored the lone goal for the Sharks.
In the postseason, Logan Couture leads in points with 26 and in assists with 18. Joe Pavelski tops in goals with 13 while Tommy Wingels leads in penalty minutes with 21. Martin Jones yields 2.17 goals per game.
Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 Schedule info:
Date: June 9, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Schedule: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Odds: -170 Pitts