Flyers down Penguins on road to force Game 6

This included a goal from center ice to then Washington left winger Jason Chimera in Game 2 (See Video).

"It was a good day", Couturier, who still isn't at 100 percent, said before the game.

Michal Neuvirth didn't have a flawless night in Game 5.

As the most important period in the Flyers season began the Penguins picked up their fifth power play of the game.

Can they win a game in front of a restless fan base that has grown exhausted of seeing the Penguins embarrass the home team in their own building?

Giroux and the Flyers will be back home for Game 6 on Sunday afternoon. The Penguins have outscored the Flyers seven to two in second periods in this series. He shot one which hung to the right side of the net and Neuvirth couldn't stop it. The series was headed back to Philadelphia and it seemed the Flyers had seized momentum behind Neuvirth, trailing 3-2 in the series.

Now the Flyers can go back on home ice to look for their first home win in a crucial Game 6 and push this series back to Pittsburgh for a Game 7. In addition to being a feisty 0-0 game, there have been only three penalties. This was a Philadelphia team that was streaky throughout the year and had a fair share of ups and downs to get here. Brian Elliott has given up 14 goals on 97 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed two goals on 14 shots. Managing to overcome this as well as a 10-game losing streak in early December, the Flyers would face their in-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. Assisted by Jakub Voracek and Valtteri Filppula, Giroux's goal was the lone tally in the first period.

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Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his second shutout of the series, and Mark Scheifele added a goal in the third to help the Jets finish off the Wild in five games.

Neuvirth was dressed as the backup for Game 4 coming off a lower body injury that prevented him from dressing since March 28th.

FLYERS 4, PENGUINS 2 • In Pittsburgh, Sean Couturier's long shot from the point got past Matt Murray with 1:17 left and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins to force a sixth game in the first-round series. For the Flyers to have any hope to extend the series they would need to come out with their best effort.

Claude Giroux gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the first period, but the Penguins tied and then took the lead in the second period off goals from Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel, respectively.

Filppula tied it up with a shorthanded goal, which was only assisted by Jori Lehtera.

Both teams battled hard in the third with Pittsburgh continuing to attack Neuvirth, putting scoring chances on the net. Heading into the third period, neither team can quite pull away, as the Flyers fight for their season and the Penguins try to put them away. Michael Neuvirth started strong for the Flyers, making a few saves, and the team looks like it's clicking outside of a silly penalty that the Penguins couldn't capitalize on. The Flyers are 9 for 9 in that department in their two wins in the series.

The Flyers were in full desperation mode as the game started. the Flyers outshot the Penguins nine to five in the first period. He would be a big loss for the Flyers if he is unable to play in Game 6. Pittsburgh finished 0-for-5 on the power play, while the Flyers went just 0-for-1 in a game that saw a ton of 4-on-4 hockey. But in the end, he came up clutch to keep the Flyers in the series, and that's why he got the start.Jets dominate Wild to advanceThe Minnesota Wild were facing a do-or-die Game 5 in Winnipeg and, boy, things did not go their way, with the Wild losing 5-0 after never recovering from a four-goal onslaught in the first period.The Jets poured it on early, starting with a goal from Jacob Trouba just 31 seconds into the game, and that would have been the game victor on its own, but it didn't stop there.

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