Game 5 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders is in the books—Tomas Vokoun pitched a shutout after starting in place of Marc-Andre Fleury, and after the Pens scored three goals in just over six minutes in the second period there really wasn't any doubt about this one.
Evgeni Nabokov was chased in the third, and the Penguins gained control of this series, 3-2.
Tyler Kennedy and Douglas Murray scored 13 seconds apart to break open a two-goal lead early in the second, and Sidney Crosby made an outstanding play to give the hometown Pens a three-goal lead toward the halfway mark.
Kris Letang rang up a power-play marker early in the third to put this one out of reach for the Islanders.
There was some action in the first, but New York played an outstanding road period by out-shooting the Pens 14-7 and limiting chances against. Needless to say, the wheels fell off in the second. The Penguins registered 18 shots on goal and shelled Nabokov.
The move to Tomas Vokoun worked perfectly for Pittsburgh. He was the calming influence the team needed after a shaky Game 4, and he changed the makeup of the game with his solid puck-handling.
Pittsburgh has a chance to eliminate the Islanders in New York on May 11.
Final Pittsburgh Penguins - 4 New York Islanders - 0