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

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    The puck fluttered into the net and the Columbus Blue Jackets thrust their arms into the air, certain they had tied the Pittsburgh Penguins early in the third period of Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

    One problem. They weren't the only ones with their arms up.

    When an official waved off the goal and called Alex Wenneberg for interfering with Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the Penguins still had the lead and -- even better -- a power play.

    Two minutes later, Sidney Crosby put the Penguins up two. Just 51 seconds after that, Scott Wilson extended the advantage to three. And just like that, the defending Stanley Cup champions were into the second round with a 5-2 victory Thursday night.

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