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Letang Relieved His Penalty Wasn’t Costly (PHN+)

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You could almost hear the reaction stretching all the way back to Pittsburgh when Penguins defenseman Kris Letang took an ill-timed, ill-advised penalty Tuesday night at New Jersey.

The Penguins were hanging on to a 2-1 lead and went on the penalty kill when Letang got called for a slashing penalty that gave New Jersey a five-on-three for 1:42. The penalty seemed to stem from Letang not being able to contain his frustration.

Letang addressed it briefly Wednesday after the Penguins practiced in Columbus.

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Shelly is the newest columnist and reporter for Pittsburgh Hockey Now. She was a Penguins beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and remains a contributor to The Hockey News. Catch her on Twitter @_shellyanderson

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