PIITSBURGH (CBS SF/AP) — The San Jose Sharks avoided elimination by hanging on for a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night.
Martin Jones stopped 44 shots, Logan Couture had a goal and two assists while Melker Karlsson, Brent Burns and captain Joe Pavelski, into an empty net, also scored for the Sharks, who cut the Penguins’ series lead to 3-2 and forced Game 6 at San Jose on Sunday.READ MORE: San Leandro Community Rallies for Reform on Anniversary of Steven Taylor's Police Shooting Death
Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin scored 26 seconds apart in the first period of a game the Penguins outshot the Sharks 46-21.READ MORE: Lodi Parachute Center Skydiver Dies After Chute Gets Tangled on Descent
Aside from Pavelski’s goal, the rest of the scoring came in the first period, and included the teams combining to score two each in the first 5:06 to set a Cup final series record for fastest four goals to start a game.MORE NEWS: 18-Year-Old Driver Dies, 3 Teen Passengers Injured in Saturday-Night Crash Near Davis
The Sharks squandered a 2-0 lead before Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal with 5:15 left in the first. Set up in the slot by Couture’s no-look pass, Karlsson snapped a shot that banked in off the bottom of goalie Matt Murray’s glove.