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James Neal scored a hat trick as Pittsburgh advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by closing out Ottawa 6-2 in Game 5.

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Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil (L) checks Pittsburgh Penguins' Craig Adams during the first period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Ottawa Senators' Chris Phillips (R) checks Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby during the second period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun makes a save against the Ottawa Senators during the first period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson makes a save on the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby carries the puck against the Ottawa Senators during the second period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Brenden Morrow (10) beats Ottawa Senators' Jared Cowen (2) to the puck behind Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) for a goal in the first period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in their NHL Stanley Cup playoffs series on Friday, May 24, 2013, in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' James Neal (C) celebrates his goal on the Ottawa Senators with teammate Kris Letang (58) during the second period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson reacts after the Pittsburgh Penguins scored their second goal during the second period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) beats Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) to score a breakaway goal during the second period in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in their NHL Stanley Cup playoffs series on Friday, May 24, 2013, in Pittsburgh.

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Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson lets in a goal by Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin during the second period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) beats Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) to score on Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the second period in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in their NHL Stanley Cup playoffs series on Friday, May 24, 2013, in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang, center, celebrates with teammates Jussi Jokinen, left, and Tyler Kennedy after his goal during the second period in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in their NHL Stanley Cup playoffs series against the Ottawa Senators, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' James Neal (18) scores his second goal on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (R) during the theird period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' James Neal (18) celebrates with teammate Evgeni Malkin (71) after his third goal of the game during the third period in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in their NHL Stanley Cup playoffs series against the Ottawa Senators, Friday, May 24, 2013 in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' James Neal skates past hats on the ice after scoring his third goal of the game against the Ottawa Senators during the third period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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A rink worker collects hats thrown on the ice to celebrate a hat trick by Pittsburgh Penguins' James Neal, not seen, as Ottawa Senators Zack Smith (15) and teammates wait during the third period in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) waits for play to resume after allowing a goal to Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang during the second period in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in their NHL Stanley Cup playoffs series on Friday, May 24, 2013, in Pittsburgh.

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A young Pittsburgh Penguins fan holds a sign during a timeout in the second period in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in their NHL Stanley Cup playoffs series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (L) shakes hands with Ottawa Senators' Daniel Alfredsson after the Penguins eliminated the Seantors in their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun (L) is congratulated by Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson after the Penguins eliminated the Senators in their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final series in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 24, 2013.

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