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Penguins Room: Crosby Laments Miss; Sullivan Gets Blunt (+)



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It would be easy to say the Pittsburgh Penguins were outclassed against the New Jersey Devils. The Penguins have lost seven straight to New Jersey and seemingly haven’t received the memo from Father Time that New Jersey is significantly faster.

The Penguins rebounded from an awful start but never gained control. They were a step behind most of the night, and a pair of ghastly breakdowns ceded two goals in 16 seconds in the middle of the third period. New Jersey glided to a 5-2 win at the Prudential Center.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Dave Molinari contributed to this story.

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The Penguins recognized both their chances and their shortcomings. The New Jersey speed has — pun intended — bedeviled them for a few years. However, the Penguins get trapped into thinking they’re five years younger and try to skate with New Jersey.

There were several turning points.

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