Pittsburgh and Columbus would play game 5 in Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Marc-Andre Fleury would start for the Penguins. Sergei Bobrovsky would start for the Blue Jackets. Josh Archibald, Cameron Gaunce, Chris Kunitz, Matt Murray, Chad Ruhwedel, Tom Sestito, and Mark Streit would be the scratches for the Penguins. Vitaly Abramov, Paul Bittner, Zac Dalpe, Oscar Dansk, Nick Foligno, Anton Forsberg, Markus Hannikainen, Scott Harrington, Lauri Korpikoski, Dean Kukan, Jordan Maletta, Sonny Milano, Nick Moutrey, Ryan Murray, John Ramage, Justin Scott, Ryan Staton, TJ Tynan, and Zach Werenski would be the scratches for the Blue Jackets.
Sam Gagner would get called for holding at 8:41 of the 1st period. Phil Kessel would score on the powerplay at 9:07 to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Justin Schultz and Evgeni Malkin would have the assists. The Blue Jackets would have 15 shots to the Penguins 12 in the first period.
Bryan Rust would score at 1:07 of the second period to make it 2-0. Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin would get the assists. Bryan Rust would score his 5th of the playoffs at 3:50 to make it 3-0. Ron Hainsey would have the lone assist. Josh Anderson would get called for cross checking at 3:50. William Karlsson would score at 9:30 to make it 3-1. Sam Gagner would get the lone assist. Trevor Daley would get called for holding at 11:23. Boone Jenner would score on the powerplay at 12:24 to make it 3-2. Seth Jones and Cam Atkinson would have the assists. Tom Kuhnhackl would get called for tripping at 16:14. Brandon Dubinsky would get called for holding at 17:52. The Blue Jackets would have 17 shots to the Penguins 11 in the 2nd.
Alexander Wennberg would get called for Goaltender interference at 3:52 of the third. Sidney Crosby would score at 5:31 to make it 4-2. Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel would have the assists. Scott Wilson would score at 6:22 to make it 5-2. Trevor Daley and Conor Sheary would get the assists. Jake Guentzel would get called for hooking at 8:05. The Blue Jackets would have 19 shots to the Penguins 9 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 2 for 4 on the powerplay and kill 2 for 3 penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 49 saves on 51 shots. With the win he passed Tom Barrasso for winningest playoff goalie in Penguins history with 57. Bryan Rust would have 2 goals. Phil Kessel would have a goal and 2 assists. Scott Wilson and Sidney Crosby would have a goal each. Evgeni Malkin would have 3 assists. Conor Sheary, Justin Schultz, Trevor Daley, and Ron Hainsey would each have an assist. The Penguins have eliminated the Blue Jackets from the Stanley Cup Playoffs and will play the winner of the Washington Capitals/ Toronto Maple Leafs series that is currently tied at 2 games a piece.