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Penguins three-peat in peril

April 1, 2018, 3:38 PM ET [185 Comments]
Ryan Wilson
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The Penguins will play the Capitals tonight and will need a regulation win if they want to hop over Washington for the divisional lead.

Winning the division might be the only way for the Penguins to three-peat. Right now they are looking at a first round match up with Columbus which looks like it will favor the Blue Jackets.

Phil Kessel is dinged up. Sidney Crosby is peaking too soon, and Evgeni Malkin hasn't played this many games in forever and is likely to run out of gas as a result.

Matt Murray looks to be lightning in a bottle and looks incapable of finding consistent success without Marc-Andre Fleury on the roster to mentor him.

Derick Brassard was a great idea, but what's the point if he can't even make it 20 games. Pittsburgh continues to throw away first round draft picks and now they are without a successor to Matt Murray. Not to mention the penalty kill without Ian Cole is a train wreck.

The team was able to win the Cup without Kris Letang last year. His ghastly screw ups that lead to goals could be a real road block. Ron Hainsey was low risk and safe and costs a lot less.

Get your ear plugs ready because that cannon is going to be firing nonstop in a few weeks.

Happy Easter I guess.

Also, April Fools*

*content from Penguins Facebook comments

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