Go West; Penguins Game 56 vs. Canucks preview

This article originally appeared on PittsburghHockeyNOW.com.

It’s go big or go home for the Pittsburgh Penguins – except they won’t be going home – as they kick off their trip out west with a game Tuesday against the Canucks in Vancouver.

The Penguins (26-21-8) need to win at a furious pace the rest of the season to get into the playoffs, and they open this four-game road trip against one of the best.

Vancouver (38-16-6) leads the Western Conference and is tied with Boston for the most points in the league.

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The Penguins have won two in a row and have points in three straight (2-0-1), including a wild 7-6 win Sunday against the rival Philadelphia Flyers.

That could be called heading in the right direction after a 3-6-1 stretch.

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