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Penguins beat Blue Jackets 5-4 in OT to take 3-0 series lead

With help from Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins are on the verge of sweeping their opening playoff series against Columbus.

Crosby played keep-away with three Blue Jackets players behind the net before passing the puck to a perfectly positioned Guentzel in front during overtime on Sunday night.

The 22-year-old rookie capped his hat trick by slipping it past Sergei Bobrovsky at 13:10 of the extra period for a 5-4 win and a 3-0 advantage for Pittsburgh in the playoff series.

The Penguins will try to finish off Columbus on Tuesday night.

The loss was deflating for the Blue Jackets, who scored 11 seconds into the game...

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