Sharks beat Pittsburgh, force Game 6

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) retrieves the puck after the San Jose Sharks scored an empty-net goal during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Pittsburgh. The Sharks won 4-2. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) retrieves the puck after the San Jose Sharks scored an empty-net goal during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Pittsburgh. The Sharks won 4-2. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It’s back to San Jose for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday.

The Sharks are 2-0 this postseason when facing elimination. The Penguins squandered an opportunity to become the first Pittsburgh team to win a championship at home since the Pirates won Game 7 of the 1960 World Series over the New York Yankees on Bill Mazeroski’s walk-off home run.

The Sharks trail the series 3-2 following a 4-2 win on Thursday. The only other time they faced elimination this postseason, San Jose defeated Nashville 5-0 in Game 7 of their second-round series.

Sharks captain Joe Pavelski earned his first point of the series by securing the victory with an empty-net goal.

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