Flower Power: Pens turn to Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 5

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The big question going into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final has been answered.

After Sunday’s morning skate, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed that his team would be making a major lineup change going into Game 5. Marc-Andre Fleury is in, Matt Murray is out.

Fleury made his 2016 postseason debut in the third period of Game 4 after Murray got the hook. The switch seemed to spark the Penguins, as they were dominant in the third period (they still came up short in the end).

The St. Louis Blues swapped Brian Elliott for Jake Allen going into Game 4 of the Western Conference Final and that worked out pretty well. The Penguins will see if making a change in goal will have similar results for them. Of course, it’s a lot less risky when the goalie you’re bringing off the bench has won a Stanley Cup before.

That may not be the only change for the Penguins. Trevor Daley, who injured his foot in Game 4, wasn’t on the ice for the morning skate. It looks like Olli Maatta will take his spot in the lineup. Also, Conor Sheary stayed on the ice for some extra work after the morning skate. He could be coming out of the lineup for Beau Bennett.