Murray’s Shutout Lifts Penguins; Flyers on Brink

Matt Murray was a cool cucumber once again between the pipes for the Pittsburgh Penguins as he posted his second shutout of the series with 26 saves and the Penguins won Game 4, 5-0 against the Philadelphia Flyers. Pittsburgh leads this series 3-1.

Evgeni Malkin (power play) and Phil Kessel scored goals for the Penguins in the first period. Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby scored in the second-period for Pittsburgh. With that goal in the second-period by Crosby, he is officially now Pittsburgh’s all-time leading playoff scorer with 173 points. Crosby passed current Pittsburgh Penguins owner, Mario Lemieux in that category.

Riley Sheahan scored Pittsburgh’s lone goal in the third period.

Brian Elliott made 14 saves on 17 shots faced for Philadelphia. He was pulled in the second-period in favor of Michal Neuvirth, who made 11 saves. Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol will have to make a choice in who he wants to start in Game 5 for the Flyers. Game 5 will be on Friday Night in Pittsburgh and the Penguins have a chance to advance to the second-round for the third consecutive year and try to continue their back-to-back titles defense.

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