Seven years ago today, the Penguins came away from San Jose with a win in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, putting the Sharks at the brink of elimination.
The Pens went to San Jose with a 2-0 series lead, having won both of their home games at PPG Paints Arena.
Looking for a 3-0 lead, the Pens failed to capitalize as the Sharks won the game in overtime.
Game 4 was a different story, however.
With a rare goal from Ian Cole, Pittsburgh took the lead from the jump.
The Pens would add a power-play goal from Evgeni Malkin and went into the final frame of the game with a 2-0 lead.
San Jose wouldn’t go quietly, getting on the board mid-way through the third.
But then, Eric Fehr struck.
From desperation on San Jose’s part trying to tie the game — to on the brink of elimination, just like that.
The Pens held on to win the game 3-1, also now leading the series 3-1.
The series would go back to Pittsburgh where the Pens would try and finish off the Sharks — but they would need one more trip back to Northern California where they would win the Cup six days later.