PITTSBURGH (AP) -Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves, Kris Letang scored on a power play after accidentally setting up Montreal's decisive goal in the previous game and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved within a victory of eliminating the Canadiens by winning 2-1 on Saturday night.
Sergei Gonchar also scored as the reigning Stanley Cup champions seized a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals, with Game 6 set for Montreal on Monday night. The Canadiens, held to four goals in the last three games, must win to force a Game 7 on Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
Sidney Crosby remained without a goal in the series and Evgeni Malkin also didn't find the net - he did set up Letang's pivotal goal late in the first period - but the Penguins had enough offense without their stars to support Fleury's best game of the playoffs.
Mike Cammalleri scored with 30 seconds to play, but it was much too late for the Canadiens.