TAMPA, Fla. — This article originally appeared on pittsburghhockeynow.com
The Pittsburgh Penguins, like most teams, like to stress the importance of playing a 60-minute game.
And they mean it.
It just doesn’t always work out that way.
Consider their 4-2 victory against Tampa Bay at Amalie Arena Thursday night.
Their performance during the first 20 minutes spanned the gamut from pathetic to putrid, and only some quality work by goaltender Tristan Jarry allowed them to reach the first intermission with any hope of getting back into the game, let alone a few shreds of professional dignity.
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