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Report Card: Penguins Flaws Uncomfortable in Another Loss | PHN+



Pittsburgh Penguins, Mark Jankowski

Some things are not always easy to address.

Sure, angry fans can hurl vitriol on social media, and players may even hurl a few at themselves behind closed doors, but the Pittsburgh Penguins’ bigger picture is still murky. Just one game after playing their best game of the season, they played one of their worst in a 3-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

It’s the same players playing well.

And it’s the same players who are decidedly…not.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-6-1. One good game. One bad game. One great game. One terrible game. Tuesday night was certainly not one of the good or great games.

We’ll breakdown the tactical, the Penguins special teams, as well as brutally honest player evaluations for Tuesday night, in the context of the season, too. This is a PHN Report Card, with a few new bells and whistles, including a gold star, a black eye, and slipping stock.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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