SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Pittsburgh Penguins are one victory away from hoisting their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history.
The Penguins earned a split on the road, and earned the right to play for chalice at home after defeating the San Jose Sharks, 3-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.
Pittsburgh holds a 3-1 series lead. Game 5 is Thursday night in the Steel City.
Goalie Matt Murray, who had a sub-par Game 3, moved to 5-0 in the playoffs after a loss with a strong effort buoyed by a team defense that again held the Sharks without a shot for long stretches, including nearly half the second period. But it was Murray, standing tall in the third period, that made the ultimate difference. He made 23 saves on the night.
He got the goal support he needed on tallies by Ian Cole and Evgeni Malkin, both assisted by Phil Kessel, who has 21 points in 22 playoff games. Eric Fehr had the third-period dagger, his third of the playoffs.
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