Three power-play goals in the first period, and a 2-1 Philadelphia lead.
Then playoff hockey broke out.
The Penguins got goals from Jordan Staal to take a second-period lead.
Then Marc-André Fleury – who’d been lousy in this series – made 14 saves in the third period.
Back to Philly for Game 6, at noon on Sunday.
In the other Friday night game, Nashville beat Detroit 2-1 to end the Red Wings’ season. Youth and depth beat pride and experience.
Hal Gill, Frankie the Bull and the Brothers K play on.
And whought the mighty Wings would be the first playoff team to go home?
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