It only took the Pittsburgh Penguins five games to oust the Florida Panthers in what was a hard fought series. The 4-1 outcome to the series did this matchup no justice as things could have easily gone the other way in favour of the Panthers. In the end, the series came down to some clutch performances in overtime thanks to new faces stepping up for the Pens when they needed it most.

"This definitely was a tough series. Our boys battled hard and overcame some adversity the past ten days. I am proud of how we played but we cannot get too complacent. There are two excellent teams that are battling it out to see who will face us next round. We need to get back on the horse and refocus for what should be another grueling series" said bench boss Dan Bylsma.

Rookie centremen, Jeff Skinner, only played in one full game this series having gone down to thigh injury. The Penguins also lost the services of Sidney Crosby for a game and despite being without their top two centres they managed to pull through.

"It just goes to show the type of team we have. It's not just one or two guys in this dressing room. We win as a group and that's been the difference for us so far this playoffs" said the captain.

Game 6 of the other Eastern Conference matchup takes place tomorrow night in Montreal. The Devils currently hold a 3-2 lead in the series but this one could be far from over yet. If one thing is certain the Penguins will have their hands full as they continue their playoff push.