Marc-Andre Fleury blocked 24 shots in the lowest scoring game of the Penguins vs. Flyers series, for a final score of a 3-2 victory for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The result all came down to goaltending, and Pittsburgh's netmidner managed to out duel Philadelphia's Ilya Bryzgalov.
Fleury survived a Flyer power play in the middle of the third period, and continued making astounding saves as the game drew to a close.
Bryzgalov stopped 20 of 23 shots, a total that might have been fine in another of the series' games but wasn't enough Friday night. Matt Carle and Scott Hartnell scored for Philadelphia, while Tyler Kennedy, Jordan Staal and Steve Sullivan did the scoring for Pittsburgh. The game had its fair share of penalties; the Flyers took 3 penalties for 6 minutes total and the Pens had 4 for 8 minutes. Despite that, things remained largely in the control of the officials the whole way through. Philadelphia played hard and had a number of good chances, but in the end their last line of defense gave way one time more than did Pittsburgh's. Needless to say, some of the Flyers weren't pleased about the outcome.
We'll see if that anger translates into a victory in game 6.
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