Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

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.

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 will 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.

Must Read

Celtic's dominance reaching new levels in Scottish soccer

Mar 29, 2017

Celtic is set to clinch a sixth straight Scottish league title some time over the coming weekend

Fish tale: How the catfish toss came to be a Predators thing

Jun 2, 2017

To Bob Wolf, the need for secrecy finally is at an end. He's ready to share the tale of the Nashville Predator's original catfish caper with the franchise on hockey's biggest stage in the Stanley Cup Final.

Americans, British firming up plans for multisport event

Mar 6, 2017

American and British Olympic officials will firm up plans for a multisport event between the countries at a meeting in New York later this month

People also read these

Celtic's dominance reaching new levels in Scottish soccer

Mar 29, 2017

Celtic is set to clinch a sixth straight Scottish league title some time over the coming weekend

Fish tale: How the catfish toss came to be a Predators thing

Jun 2, 2017

To Bob Wolf, the need for secrecy finally is at an end. He's ready to share the tale of the Nashville Predator's original catfish caper with the franchise on hockey's biggest stage in the Stanley Cup Final.

Americans, British firming up plans for multisport event

Mar 6, 2017

American and British Olympic officials will firm up plans for a multisport event between the countries at a meeting in New York later this month