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The Pittsburgh Penguins were playing their fourth game in six nights, had to travel after a disappointing defeat in Raleigh the night before and were starting a backup goaltender who had been on the Long-Term Injured list just a few hours before the opening faceoff.
And, oh yeah, their opponent just happened to be the defending Stanley Cup champions.
There have been quite a few games this season when the Penguins were a logical choice to win, and there will be plenty more as the season moves along. This wasn’t one of them. Didn’t matter.
The Penguins overcame all of the adversity they faced — heck, they might even have fed off it — en route to a 3-0 victory over Vegas at PPG Paints Arena Sunday evening.
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