Anyone seriously still think these Penguins aren’t tough?

PITTSBURGH — The Penguins play the New York Islanders Saturday on Channel 11 for game 4 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Our coverage begins at 3 p.m.

“They don’t like us, and we don’t like them.”

Tough talk?

This was Brandon Tanev, as one might expect. And it was no more than a minute after the Penguins had kicked and screamed, hacked and whacked, punched and counterpunched, then ultimately Turbo-ed their way past the Islanders, 5-4, in an electrifying Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum.

But it wasn’t the talk that was tough. Not from Tanev or anyone. Because talk’s never tough. Talk’s easy.

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