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Marc-Andre Fleury makes 49 saves, Penguins win series in Game 5

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Marc-Andre Fleury makes 49 saves, Penguins win series in Game 5

Defending champions eliminate Blue Jackets, advance to second round

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com CorrespondentNHL.com Correspondent

April 20th, 2017

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t at their best Thursday, but Marc-Andre Fleury was at his.

Fleury made 49 saves for the Penguins in a series-ending 5-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PPG Paints Arena.

The defending Stanley Cup champions won the best-of-7 series 4-1 and advanced to the second round, where they will play the Washington Capitals or Toronto Maple Leafs.

It was Fleury’s 57th playoff win, which surpassed Tom Barrasso for the most by a Penguins goalie.

[WATCH: All Penguins vs. Blue Jackets highlights | RELATED: Complete Pittsburgh vs. Columbus series coverage]

 

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