This was the all-out, all-hands-on-deck effort the Penguins needed with Sidney Crosby out with a concussion.
Fleury's remarkable play certainly helps. "I think we have enough to win games".
The Penguins hold a 3-1 lead in the second-round series after the Capitals' loss in Wednesday's critical Game 4 matchup. Niskanen received a five-minute major for cross-checking and a game misconduct and likely will be the subject of scorn by the Pittsburgh faithful on Wednesday. Their 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 4 wasn't pretty, in fact it was pretty ugly, but they got contributions from up and down the lineup and won the hockey game as a team.
Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nate Schmidt both scored for the Capitals in the second-period.
The Oilers had an excellent chance to seize control of their series with the Ducks after winning the first two games in Anaheim, but the Ducks returned the favor in Edmonton.
Drake Caggiula, Connor McDavid and Milan Lucic scored for Edmonton, and Cam Talbot had 35 stops.
Game 5 is Friday night, back in Southern California (see full recap). "Whatever he had on that five-day break, we're going to find out and give him more of it". "When he's been healthy we've had a rhythm, he gets into it defensively and has set a tone on the perimeter for us along with Kawhi (Leonard)". He's playing really good.
The Rangers turned things around at Madison Square Garden, where they struggled at the end of the regular season and in the early part of the playoffs. "I didn't think our top guys really stepped up today, which was very unfortunate for us". It's a fun time of year.
"But I loved our hunger tonight around the net". He left Game 3 and was diagnosed with a concussion. Yet they are allowing more shots on the rush - defined here as any shot taken within four seconds of uninterrupted game time of any event occurring in the defensive zone or within four seconds of uninterrupted game time of any giveaway or takeaway - than they have in any other playoff run over the past 10 years.
Edmonton unsuccessfully challenged for goaltender interference on Getzlaf's goal at 1:37. "I thought our guys stuck with it all game long".
"They have a clear understanding of the challenge", he said.
The Ducks tied it at 2 when Getzlaf threaded a goalmouth pass over to Rakell, who batted it past Talbot's glove.
The Edmonton Oilers follow at 11-2, while the Anaheim Ducks are 7-1. Some Penguins have hinted at their disapproval for Niskanen's hit, and others have outright stated that they found it dirty in nature. McDavid was the most risky player in the opening minutes with a pair of scoring chances. Leon Draisaitl assisted on each of the first-period goals.
Mats Zuccarello got the New York Rangers off to a fast start and they cruised to a crucial win against the Ottawa Senators.