The Pittsburgh Penguins are a win to lift the Stanley Cup.
The troop of Mike Sullivan scored a goal in each of the commitments and held up in the third to sign an 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in the fourth game of the Stanley Cup final Monday.
The Penguins a 3-1 lead in the series, which will ship Thursday in Pittsburgh for the fifth game.
Evgeni Malkin, Ian Cole and Eric Fehr scored for the Penguins, who took a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes. Malkin has doubled his team’s lead with a powerplay goal early in the second period. Fehr has completed work very end of the third, putting the game out of reach premises that had cut the lead to one goal.
The Penguins took advantage of a bad change Sharks trio to open the scoring at 7:36 of the first period when Cole grabbed the rebound of Phil Kessel to thread the needle. Kessel, an applicant for the Conn Smythe Trophy, has two assists.
Melker Karlsson was the only one to escape the vigilance of Matt Murray, who stopped 22 shots.
Martin Jones has sold three times on 20 shots.