Pens close in on Cup after Game 4 win in San Jose

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 06, 2016 11:13 PM

(Reuters) - The Pittsburgh Penguins moved one win away from another Stanley Cup triumph after a 3-1 win over the Sharks in San Jose on Monday gave them a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

The Penguins will have the chance to clinch their fourth title in franchise history, and first since 2009, when the series returns to Pittsburgh for Game Five on Thursday.

All three of their titles were sealed on the road.

In Game Four on Monday, the Penguins went ahead in the first period through defenseman Ian Cole and went 2-0 up on forward Evgeni Malkin's power-play marker in the second.

Sharks forward Melker Karlsson pulled one back at 8:07 of the third period before forward Eric Fehr restored Pittsburgh's two-goal lead with 2:02 remaining.

(Editing by Peter Rutherford)