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Pens fall once more

The Pittsburgh Penguins slide continues on Sunday afternoon as the regular season winds down

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Another tough day for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who dropped a 4-1 road game in Philly. A mix of bad luck and timing- the team opened up great outshooting their opponents 22-4 in the first period, but the score was tied 1-1.

In a continuing trend, getting off to a good start and scoring the game's first goal hasn't been a problem, but staying out in front certainly has proven a challenge, and did again today.

Other than that, not too much to say- it's always unsettling to get swept in a season series to a rival- especially THE rival - however if that's the best they have to hang their hat on (and it is) then it's all relative.

Huge game for the Pens on Tuesday night against Ottawa. Pittsburgh is definitely in a dog-fight now with Boston, Detroit and Ottawa with 4 teams gunning for 3 spots. Luckily for the Pens they have 95 points and finish the season out with a Buffalo team that's designed to lose. Unfortunately for the Pens, they're really missing Kris Letang and Christian Ehrhoff as capable top 4 defensemen, and neither will be back for Tuesday's game.