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Penguins’ stellar play clinches series against Blue Jackets in five games

April 21st, 2017 at 12:50 AM
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Win a playoff series in five games, and you’ve done some things well.

Win a playoff series in five games against an opponent that earned 108 points in the regular season, and you likely have done quite a few things very well.

And so it was for the Penguins, who closed out their opening-round series against Columbus â?? and earned a spot opposite the Washington-Toronto survivor in Round 2 â?? with a 5-2 victory against the Blue Jackets Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena.

They got stellar goaltending from Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped 49 of 51 shots.

They got two goals from their power play, which converted five of its 15 chances (33.3 percent) in the series.

They got offensive production from their big-name offensive talents â?? Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel â?? and the usual big-game contribution from Bryan Rust.

Bring those elements to the second round, and the Penguins should be able to make life miserable for the Capitals or Maple Leafs.

Especially if they can clean up some of the recurring problems they faced …

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