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Game 5: San Jose puts the celebration on hold

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The Sharks come out strong in the first period and Martin Jones stands on his head and there will be a Game 6 on Sunday in San Jose

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The Pittsburgh Penguins were poised to win the Stanley Cup tonight, but then one thing was standing in the way. The San Jose Sharks weren't going to lay down and let them.

Before the first TV timeout 4 goals were scored. Quite incredible considering that has usually been a game's worth during this series. And unusual since SJ took their first lead during the course of play and even made it 2-0 before anyone knew what was happening.

Brent Burns opened the scoring, as so many other Sharks goals this series, stepping out from behind the net against Justin Schultz and shooting a puck by Matt Murray , who wasn't hugging the post since it looked like he was worried about the player standing on the doorstep.

And, before you knew it, the Sharks didn't just have a 1-0 lead, they had a 2-0 lead thanks to Logan Couture tipping in a point-shot.

The Penguins didn't lay down themselves, Evgeni Malkin scored on the power play to make it 2-1 off a nice pass from Phil Kessel .

Pittsburgh makes it 2-2 with Carl Hagelin going to the net and deflecting in a Nick Bonino shot.

Finally, time for the first TV timeout.

But SJ strikes again, Couture makes a nifty pass back to Melker Karlsson and he flicks it by Murray.

The Pens put a ton of shots and great chances on Martin Jones, but somehow that didn't work.

Game over, Sharks win. The Penguins have to go back to California for Game 6 on Sunday night. Not ideal, but there's only one team that can win the Cup then too.