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Series Summary

Final 1-4
Wed 4/12 1 @ 3
Fri 4/14 1 @ 4
Sun 4/16 4 vs 5
Tue 4/18 5 vs 4
Thu 4/20 2 @ 5
FOX Sports Apr 20, 2017
Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

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

Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series on Thursday night.
PensBurgh Apr 20, 2017
Game 5 Recap: Pens step up and eliminate Columbus with 5-2 win

Game 5 Recap: Pens step up and eliminate Columbus with 5-2 win

The Penguins finish off the Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win. Some big offensive nights and Fleury makes 49 big saves in the win for Pittsburgh. Pregame Both the Penguins rolling with the same personnel for Game 5 as in Game 4 Our people. pic.twitter.com/YuytslUJGx — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 20, 2017 The Blue Jackets make one lineup change, having to scratch captain Nick Foligno with a here-to unknown lower body injury. Luckily they have big, slow wingers waiting around and can replace him with Scott Hartnell. 1st period Pittsburgh starts out slow yet again with the first 5...
Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate Columbus Blue Jackets with Game 5 win

Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate Columbus Blue Jackets with Game 5 win

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.
The Globe and Mail Apr 20, 2017

Crosby, Wilson help Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with Game 5 win

defending Stanley Cup champions will face the winner of the Toronto-Washington series in the conference semifinals starting next week
FOX Sports Apr 20, 2017
Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5 (Apr 20, 2017)

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5 (Apr 20, 2017)

PITTSBURGH (AP) 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.

Penguins roll in Game 5, eliminate Blue Jackets

The Pittsburgh Penguins offense overwhelmed Sergei Bobrovsky in the series.
The Cannon Apr 20, 2017
Game 5 Quick Takes: Blue Jackets Eliminated, Penguins Advance to Eastern Conference Semifinals

Game 5 Quick Takes: Blue Jackets Eliminated, Penguins Advance to Eastern Conference Semifinals

Whatever else you want to say about this series, the Blue Jackets went down swinging. There is honor in that. They weren’t supposed to be here. Not yet. Not like this. Even the “smartest” money had this team another year away - at least - from playoff hockey. To make it in as the #3 seed? To go on a near record setting winning streak? To challenge the defending Stanley Cup Champions? Nobody expected that. They won at home on a night without their best defenseman and missing several of the veterans who had been expected to help get them over the top. Even after getting blitzed in...
Beaver County Times Apr 20, 2017
Penguins win 5-2, move on to second round

Penguins win 5-2, move on to second round

The Penguins came out on top 5-2 over the Blue Jackets to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Canes Country Apr 20, 2017
2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Night 9 Previews, Open Thread, How to Watch

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Night 9 Previews, Open Thread, How to Watch

The Penguins get another crack at a ticket to the second round, and could the Preds sweep the Blackhawks? Every night during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, we’ll give you Three Things To Track for each game that night. Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins (PIT leads 3-1)7:00 p.m. ET, NHL Network R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The Blue Jackets got a bit of it Tuesday in just their third post-season win - and first ever in regulation - in team history. Expectations were high coming off their record-setting regular season, then plummeted...
Beaver County Times Apr 20, 2017
Brian Metzer's Penguins Pregame: Starting better is the key to finishing the series

Brian Metzer's Penguins Pregame: Starting better is the key to finishing the series

The Penguins have been outshot 56-27 in first periods during this series. To finish off the Blue Jackets, they'll need to turn that around.
The Cannon Apr 20, 2017
2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game 5 Preview, Blue Jackets at Penguins

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game 5 Preview, Blue Jackets at Penguins

The Blue Jackets look to stay alive. Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh PenguinsThursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00 ESTPPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaTV: Fox Sports Ohio and NHL Network - Radio: WBNS FM and bluejackets.comGame Faceoff No rest for the weary (players and fans alike). The Columbus Blue Jackets return to the ice tonight to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in a do or die Game 5 at PPG Paints Arena. The Columbus Blue Jackets managed to stay alive on Tuesday night by virtue of their first regulation playoff win in franchise history. Tonight, if they want to extend the...
The Hockey Writers Apr 20, 2017

Sloppy Penguins in Good Shape… For Now

There’s no need to over analyze what happened on Tuesday night when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets met for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Blue Jackets — determined to avoid getting swept in the series — outplayed the Penguins in every facet of the game. It’s really that simple. And […]
PensBurgh Apr 20, 2017
Pens Points: Second Time's the Charm?

Pens Points: Second Time's the Charm?

The Penguins are happy to be home for Game 5, Matt Cullen's line is playing how Sullivan wants them to, and even during game action, Marc-Andre Fleury is the sight for a good laugh. More on these topics, plus much more in today's Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Thursday morning... The Pens will now get a second chance to close out their first-round series against the Blue Jackets tonight, when they return home to PPG Paints Arena for Game 5. For all CBJ news before the game, be sure to check out The Cannon. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00. For the Penguins, they are more...
The Cannon Apr 20, 2017
2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game 5 Faceoff, Blue Jackets at Penguins

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game 5 Faceoff, Blue Jackets at Penguins

Here’s what you need to know. Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh PenguinsThursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00 ESTPPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaTV: Fox Sports Ohio and NHL Network - Radio: WBNS FM and bluejackets.comOpponent’s Blog: Pensburgh Columbus Blue Jackets, 50-24-8, 108 points, 3rd Metro@Pittsburgh Penguins, 50-21-11, 111 points, 2nd Metro Series Schedule (PIT leads 3-1) 04/12/17 CBJ 1 @ PIT 304/14/17 CBJ 1 @ PIT 404/16/17 PIT 5 @ CBJ 4 (OT)04/18/17 PIT 4 @ CBJ 504/20/17 CBJ @ PIT04/23/17 PIT @ CBJ (if necessary)04/25/17 CBJ @ PIT (if necessary Playoff Stats ...
Beaver County Times Apr 20, 2017
Penguins Sizing Up: Blue Jackets winger Nick Foligno

Penguins Sizing Up: Blue Jackets winger Nick Foligno

He's developed into a leader, but he's also a top goal-scorer with deceptive speed. Brian Metzer breaks down the Blue Jackets' captain.
The Cannon Apr 19, 2017
2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Columbus Blue Jackets Avoid Sweep, Send Series Back to Pittsburgh

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Columbus Blue Jackets Avoid Sweep, Send Series Back to Pittsburgh

A regulation playoff win! William Karlsson was a hero last night. Karlsson and Markus Nutivaara went above and beyond the call of duty to keep the Columbus Blue Jackets alive. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Your browser does not support iframes. The Blue Jackets opened a 3-0 lead on the Pittsburgh Penguins last night in Nationwide Arena and never looked back. There were...
CSN Philly Apr 19, 2017

NHL Playoffs: Blue Jackets beat Penguins to avoid sweep

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Markus Nutivaara, William Karlsson and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets held on to
PensBurgh Apr 18, 2017
Game 4 Recap: Sloppy Pens fall behind and can't quite catch-up. Lose first game

Game 4 Recap: Sloppy Pens fall behind and can't quite catch-up. Lose first game

The Pittsburgh Penguins put themselves behind the 8-ball yet again in Game 4 but this time they can't overcome their mistakes and play catch up losing what ends up being a 5-4 game in Columbus. Pregame No changes for the Penguins for Game 4 from Game 3. Here's your #Pens lineup for Game Four. It will probably look familiar. pic.twitter.com/uiHE2JE2Nr — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 18, 2017 A bunch of changes for the Blue Jackets. Forwards Matt Calvert returns from suspension and Lukas Sedlak makes his 2017 playoff debut - with Scott Hartnell and Sonny Milano out. Defensively...
FOX Sports Apr 18, 2017
Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-4 to avoid sweep (Apr 18, 2017)

Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-4 to avoid sweep (Apr 18, 2017)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Markus Nutivaara, William Karlsson and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets held on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Tuesday, avoiding a sweep in the best-of-seven playoff series.

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