Pittsburgh now awaits their second round opponent and will play either the Washington Capitals or the Columbus Blue Jackets.
When Wayne Simmonds' shot slipped behind Penguins goalie Matt Murray but didn't cross the goal line, defenseman Chad Ruhwedel tried to clear it out of the crease.
The Flyers cut the Penguins' series lead to 3-2 going into Game 6 on Sunday in Philadelphia. The 23-year-old deflected Olli Maatta's point shot past Flyers netminder Michal Neuvirth to tie the game at four. 2, Pittsburgh, Crosby 6 (Dumoulin, Letang), 6:30. Get the app and get the game. Couturier scored his second of the game on a lovely breakaway to open the second period and Scott Laughton scored on a long wrister and almost pulled off a Lambeau Leap over the boards in celebration. They lost the first two, but will have a chance Sunday to push this series to a seventh game after rallying with two goals in the final 4:11.
Yet another Gudas turnover led to the game-tying goal with 54 remaining left in the second. The forward deked the puck around Murray to put the Flyers ahead again, 3-2. The team that scored first won each of the first five games. Couturier collected his fourth point with the primary assist in the fourth goal. In Game 5, Murray stopped 21 of 24 shots. Showing the poise of a two-time defending champion, they scored two goals 47 seconds apart to take a 2-1 lead.
After going pointless in the first four games of the series, Valtteri Filppula struck for three points in Game 5. Filppula failed to pick up Crosby, who was all alone.
Couturier is clearly hobbled but continued his clutch play, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead 2:15 into the game.
Late in the period, Neuvirth robbed Conor Sheary from close range, making a pad save and watching anxiously as the puck caromed off the right post and out of the net.