Flyers-Penguins: Biron Steals Game 5, Shutouts Pittsburgh

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IApril 24, 2009

PITTSBURGH - APRIL 23:  Maxime Talbot #25 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for the puck with Braydon Coburn #5 of the Philadelphia Flyers during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs  on April 23, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.(Photo By Dave Sandford/ Getty Images)

Martin Biron made 28 stops en route to earning his second career playoff shutout as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Penguins 3-0 to send the series back to Philadelphia.

Aaron Asham scored his first goal of the series with a laser past goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury and Claude Giroux scored his second goal of the series to put the Flyers up 2-0 in the third period.

Biron simply was great against the Pens on Thursday night; not allowing any pucks in the net and received some lucky bounces.

In the second period, it appeared that Evgeni Malkin tied the game, 1-1, but after a review, it was determined that Malkin had a distinct kicking motion.

That was a huge momentum changer.

Mike Knuble has been having a tough series against the Penguins, but played his best game yet.  Knuble scored his first of the playoffs after Mike Richards took a slap shot off the pads of Fleury to leave a nice rebound for Knuble.

Philadelphia played a sound overall game, with the defense shining bright.

The blue line used the stick extremely well and didn't allow good shots to Biron and when the good ones got to Marty, he turned them aside.

Giroux continued to impress with his dangling and sound two-way game.  Giroux lost his stick at one time and still managed to kick the puck to Briere.

This kid is going to be one special player in the NHL.

So it continues, the Flyers come home to the friendly combines of the Wachovia Center to try to send the series back to Pittsburgh tied, 3-3, on Saturday afternoon as Game six gets underway at 3:00 p.m.

Side note, the game will be nationally televised so Eric K can love this one for sure!


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