The Daily Courier - - SCOREBOARD -

PITTS­BURGH — Sid­ney Crosby and Scott Wil­son scored 51 sec­onds apart in the third pe­riod, help­ing the Pitts­burgh Pen­guins elim­i­nate the Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round se­ries on Thurs­day night.

Bryan Rust scored twice for Pitts­burgh, Phil Kes­sel added his sec­ond of the play­offs and Marc-An­dre Fleury fin­ished with 49 saves.The de­fend­ing Stan­ley Cup cham­pi­ons face the win­ner of the Toronto-Washington se­ries in the con­fer­ence semi­fi­nals start­ing next week.

Wil­liam Karls­son and Boone Jen­ner scored for the Blue Jack­ets, but Sergei Bo­brovsky stopped just 27-of-32 shots to fin­ish a for­get­table se­ries.

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