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Penguins take 3-2 series lead over Blue Jackets

NHL Playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) goes after the puck in front of Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) and David Savard in Game 5 of a first-round NHL playoff series in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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PITTSBURGH — Jussi Jokinen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh, which has the upstart Blue Jackets on the verge of elimination with an opportunity to close out the series Monday during Game 6 in Columbus.
It hasn’t been easy for the Penguins, a team considered by many a Stanley Cup contender. Columbus, which began the series searching for its first playoff win in franchise history ...


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