Hockey: Penguins Move Closer to Stanley Cup

San Jose – The Pittsburgh Penguins pushed the San Jose Sharks to the brink of elimination on Monday evening when they took game four of the Stanley Cup finals, 3-1. Pittsburgh now holds a 3-1 series heading into game five on Thursday in Pittsburgh.

Rookie goalie Matt Murray has 14 playoff wins this year, one shy of the all-time mark. Three different keepers (Patrick Roy, Ron Hextall, and Cam Ward) hold the postseason wins record of 15. Sharks keeper Martin Jones has 13 wins and 563 saves. He will need to break the all-time wins mark for San Jose to hoist the Stanley Cup in 2016.

Ian Cole, Evgeni Malkin, and Eric Fehr all scored for Pittsburgh on Monday night while Melker Karlsson scored San Jose’s sole goal.