Sharks stay alive, force Game 6 in NHL Stanley Cup Final
PITTSBURGH — The San Jose Sharks are going home, still very much alive in the NHL Stanley Cup final — thanks to their goaltender, Martin Jones.
Jones stopped 44 shots, Logan Couture had a goal and two assists and the Sharks avoided elimination by hanging on for a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a chippy Game 5 in Pittsburgh
Melker Karlsson, Brent Burns and captain Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, who cut the Penguins’ series lead to 3-2.
The Penguins outshot the Sharks 46-21. But Jones was a virtual wall between the pipes for the Sharks. He stopped the final 42 shots he faced. In the series, Jones has faced 179 shots in five games.
Game 6 is Sunday in San Jose.