The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals played Game 5. Marc-Andre Fleury would start in goal for the Penguins. Braden Holtby would start in net for the Capitals. Chad Ruhwedel, David Warsofsky, Kevin Porter, Garrett Wilson, Frank Corrado, Scott Wilson, Cameron Gaunce, Tom Sestito, Mark Streit, Carter Rowney, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Oskar Sundqvist, Daniel Sprong, Josh Archibald, Dominik Simon, Derrick Pouliot, Matt Murray, and Sean Maguire would be the scratches for the Penguins. Taylor Chorney, Brett Connolly, and Paul Carey would be the scratches for the Capitals.
Evgeni Malkin would get called for hooking at 3:01 of the 1st period. Tom Wilson would get called for charging at 6:13. Carl Hagelin would score at 10:24 to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Nick Bonino and Eon Hainsey would get the assists. Ian Cole would get called for tripping at 13:52. Andre Burakovsky would score at 19:30 to tie the game at 1. Kevin Shattenkirk and Lars Eller would have the assists. The Capitals would have 12 shots to the Penguins 7 in the 1st.
Nate Schmidt would get called for holding at 3:32 of the second. Phil Kessel would score his 5th of the playoffs on the powerplay at 4:20 to make it 2-1 Penguins. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby would get the assists. Brian Dumoulin would get called for tripping at 15:59. In probably the lowest shooting period of the series the Capitals would have 6 to the Penguins 3.
Nicklas Backstrom would score 2:49 of the third to tie the game at 2. Andre Burakovsky would get the lone assist. Evgeny Kuznetsov would score his 5th of the playoffs at 7:20 to make it 3-2 Capitals. Marcus Johansson and John Carlson would get the assists. Alexander Ovechkin would score his 5th of the playoffs at 7:47 to make it 4-2. Lars Eller and Nate Schmidt would get the assists. The Penguins would pull the goalie for the last 2 minutes of the game but would not be able to score. The Capitals would have 14 shots to the Penguins 12 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 1 for 2 on the powerplay and kill all 3 penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 28 saves on 32 shots. Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel would score a goal each. Nick Bonino, Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, and Ron Hainsey would have an assist each. Game 6 is on Monday in Pittsburgh.