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Chicago dominance over Pittsburgh enters yet another year

January 7, 2019, 2:56 PM ET [84 Comments]
Ryan Wilson
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All winning streaks come to an end. Pittsburgh’s impressive eight game run is no more. For the second time this season the Penguins have lost to the lowly Blackhawks. Neither loss was good. It’s easier to swallow on the heels of an eight game winning streak though.

Pittsburgh started off great. They controlled the game. They had the lead. Chicago was able to hang around and entered the third period tied. Pittsburgh mailed it in and the Blackhawks were rewarded for dominating play in the third period. They out attempted the Penguins 15-6 in the final third of the game.

Last night was a celebration of the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Penguins. It was fitting that an old friend scored his first goal of the year.

Chris Kunitz is 40 years old. He’s not the player he was. He has only played in one of Chicago’s last 11 games. Doesn’t change the fact he was a great Penguin.

It has been ten years since that great run in 2009, time flies. It’s easy to forget how long ago that was because Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang are still playing at a high level all these years later.

Next up for the Penguins are the Florida Panthers. They are scrapping for points and are 6-3-1 in their last ten games. With 41 standings points they are nine out of a wild card spot. This is a game the Penguins should be able to take. They should be the better team. It would be disappointing for the team to rattle off eight straight only to drop the next two against Chicago and Florida.

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